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Traineeship including work placement and functional skills
Course description: 

Young people that apply or are referred to Traineeship will undertake an interview/assessment package & taster day whereby suitability for the program will be assessed.

Areas covered within Traineeship are:

  • Preparation for work
  • Interview skills
  • CV writing
  • Job Applications 
  • Work Experience
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Effective Communication

One week on Traineeship is 18 hours spread over 3 days - 9am - 4pm
Group size will be no greater than 16.

The Traineeship starts in September, and March allowing students to join midway through the academic year.

Skills gained:  Preparation For Work, Numeracy and Literacy

Entry requirements: 

No official entry requirements, but would need to show a commitment to learn and progress.

Learning outcome: 

Each 18 week programme is made up of 9 units, 12 weeks of work placement and Numeracy and Literacy functional skills, with overall qualifications being:

  • Gateways Award / Certificate in Employability Skills

The Traineeship has been set up to bridge the gap between education and employment. With the courses starting in September, March; The Traineeship offers a mid academic year course opportunity, for young people that are not in education, employment or training.


A variety of evidence can be submitted to form part of the portfolio based assessments:

  • Annotated photographs
  • Video recordings of verbal interviews
  • Peer witness statements
  • Written work
  • Project work

There are functional skills exams on the Traineeship programme for maths and english.

Academic progression: 

Progression is closely supported through the traineeship; this could be within City College Norwich, external providers or local employers.

Students will progress into either an apprenticeship, full time employment or begin a full time course.

This is a Level 1 course:
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Course: Supported Learning
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18 weeks