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Employability Skills Level 1 (Online)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates . Enrolment to this course is now open. This course takes up to eight weeks to complete, depending on your engagement.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You must be aged 19+

You will achieve

Level 1 Award in Employability Skills.

Course overview

This qualification supports your development of key skills and attitudes valued by employers.


Course content

The following areas that can be covered within this qualification:

  • Managing personal finance
  • Effective communication
  • Interview skills
  • Working as part of a team
  • Preparing for work
  • Building working relationships in the workplace
  • Self assessment and development
  • Contributing to a team
  • Business and customer awareness
  • Developing personal confidence
  • Valuing equality and diversity
  • Rights and responsibilities in the workplace

Evidence may be gathered from the following range of assessment methods:

  • Questions and answers
  • Learner statement
  • Tutor/assessor statement
  • Review and tutorial records
  • Worksheets
  • Diary
  • Witness testimony

You will need acess to a computer, the internet, notepad and pen.

You will study online.

This qualification provides a solid grounding to employability and personal development skills, which will enable progression to employment and/or to further learning.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £150. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Employability Skills Level 1 (Online)

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