Entry Level Two/Three Diploma in Skills for Working Life

The purpose of this City & Guilds qualification is to provide an opportunity for learners to develop a wide range of personal, social and work-related skills that will enable them to become more independent and gain appropriate work-related skills and/or work experience. 

What will I study?

Core units - these are mandatory and include:

  • Dealing with problems in daily life
  • Working as part of a group
  • Individual rights and responsibilities
  • Healthy living
  • Managing your own money
  • Preparation for work

You may be able to choose from a range of vocational areas, including:

  • Brickwork
  • Catering and hospitality
  • Horticulture
  • Information technology
  • Joinery
  • Metalwork
  • Motor vehicle

You will also study/complete:

  • English and mathematics
  • Work experience (as appropriate)
  • Enterprise activity

There will be a mixture of classroom and external contact.

How will I be assessed?

Learner work will be assessed and verified throughout the year.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must have:

  • A satisfactory college interview
  • Suitable references
  • Appropriate level of English and mathematics

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

Many learners progress to more advanced courses at East Riding College. You may also move into work or supported employment.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide