Entry Level

Subject Area Community Learning

Attendance 4 days per week for 4 weeks


This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19+. This qualification aims to develop and enhance skills required for the working environment and improve learners’ confidence and communication skills in order to prepare them for employment or for a change in employment.

4 week programme supporting unemployed adults to gain the necessary skills to look for and gain employment.  Includes various employability and IT skills.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 4 Weeks
Venue: Various

Who the course is for

Unemployed adults (aged 19+)

Qualification Gained

NCFE Certificate in Employability Skills.


How to Apply


Apply via your Job Centre Work coach or ring one of our programme leaders on 07966468143 or 07912476818.

Course Content

This programmes covers a range of topics such as:

Understanding mindset

Coping with change

Working in a team

Job application skills

Interview skills

ICT for employment

Problem solving skills

Health and Safety in places of work

Understanding personal finance

Learning Methods

In classroom - taught and practical sessions Including:

Group Activities

Group Discussions

Role Play

Independent learning


Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods will be used throughout this programme such as:

Workbook tasks
Oral/Written questioning
Simulated activity
Witness testimonies

Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of this programme learners can progress onto study an IT qualification, a vocational studies programme or can progress to a level 2 qualification.

Career Opportunities

Learners can progression into employment in a range of areas.

Entry Requirements

You must be 19+, unemployed, on a benefit and looking for work.

Your job coach at the Job Centre can refer you for this course at Riverside Dene (Newcastle College in Cruddas Park shopping centre) or at Denton Burn Library or you can contact our office on 0191 226 6330 to arrange to speak to a member of the Employability Team.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.