The Academy of Work is a course designed to engage learners who are keen to gain skills for the world of work. The course consists of both classroom activities, based at the Tycoch campus, and outdoor activities at various locations around Swansea.
Learners will be also expected undertake work experience for one day a week. The work placements are negotiated with the Work Experience Coordinator.
Alongside the vocational units, learners will undertake literacy and numeracy qualifications accredited by EDEXCEL. Some of the vocational units could include: Care of a Motor Vehicle; Gardening; Cookery and Sport.
The course prides itself on the various outdoor learning opportunities offered and its collaboration with the voluntary sector.
Updated October 2017
There are no formal entry requirements, however learners will be required to be working at or towards Entry Level 2.
All potential learners will have an interview and initial assessment before the course begins. Students will have to show a commitment to the course and attend fully.
The course is delivered and assessed through assignments and portfolios. Evidence is gathered in various forms including: written; oral; photographic and practical activities.
On successful completion learners could progress on to the following:
- Entry Level 3 courses within ILS
- Supported employment
- Other training providers