Employability Workshop SQA Level 4

What is special about this course?

The Employability Workshop is designed to fit in with the Progression Courses presently run at Orkney College which means that the content is designed to enable students to progress to further courses or employment.

Primarily designed for students who have left school and are not ready for other longer term courses on offer; or students who have finished other Progression Courses and feel that they require further confidence building before venturing into the workplace.

All work will be project based and are accessible and delivered in an innovative way.

Entry requirements

There are no entry qualifications for Employability Workshop

The course is designed so that students will gain SQA accredited qualifications at Level 4, Units covered include:

  • Personal Development: Self & Work
  • Personal Development: Self Awareness
  • People & Society: Making Decisions in a Scottish Context
  • Basic Customer Service Skills
  • Local Tourism Project Knowledge
  • Numeracy
  • Current affairs (not assessed)
  • Customer Care
  • Coping Strategies and Building Resilience
  • Understanding Mental Health Issues
  • Photographing Places

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face-to-face


How long will my course last?


6 Months

The Employability Workshop is designed to fit in with the Progression Courses presently run at Orkney College; which means that the content is designed to enable students to progress to further courses or employment.

The course is designed so that students will gain SQA accredited qualifications at Level 4.

All work will be project based and are accessible and delivered in an innovative way.


Where can I study my course?

    • Orkney College, Kirkwall

Start date

*Start Date(s)

Semester One: August 2022

Semester Two: 24th January 2022

Fees

Full time

If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

Part time

Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.

Funding

Fees paid by Orkney Islands Council by application for bursary or fee waiver.  Students may apply for EMA or bursary.  Please contact Orkney College UHI Inclusive Practice department for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The Employability Workshop helps students to move into employment or another course.

Is there more information available online?

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To apply for this course, please contact Sean Page at Orkney College UHI on 01856 569 000 or sean.page@uhi.ac.uk

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.