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Introduction Skills

FOR MANY REASONS YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU WANTED AT SCHOOL, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO MISS OUT ON COMING TO COLLEGE OR FINDING YOUR DREAM CAREER.

Offered at

Dearne Valley College Rotherham College

Our Introduction Skills courses are equivalent to Entry Level courses and offer you flexibility and freedom whilst introducing you to further study and the world of work.

You will undertake core units with the option to also study:

  • Animal Care
  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Land-based
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Public Services
  • Sport

You’ll get plenty of opportunities through work experience to gain those sought after skills that employers are looking for and while in College you will combine practice with theory and learn about the industries that interest you. These Entry Level courses are a great way to improve your prospects whilst keeping your options open; they allow you to develop your confidence, English and Maths skills and have the chance to progress onto the next level of study in the vocational area of your choice upon completion.

What our students say

“I feel like I gained the knowledge I needed to effectively help the children, by for example, carrying out interventions or one-on-one teachings. My tutors were really helpful and always there if I needed help with anything.”

James Doran Teaching Standards

“When I first came to the College I felt so low, I felt like nothing – I had lost my confidence – but now I feel like myself again, I feel happy.”

Badriya Mohammed English for Speakers of Other Languages

“I’m doing this for myself, to improve my skills and so I have better opportunities. To anyone who thinks they’re too old to study I would say: it’s never too late to chase your dreams.”

Magdalena Marnowska Functional Skills in Maths and English
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