What is special about this course?
The National Certificates in Personal and Vocational Skills are designed to allow learners to gain experience and to develop the skills to enable them to progress to further education, training, volunteering or employment.
The course consists of six awards:
- NC in Personal and Vocational Skills Level 4
- Personal Development Level 4
- Skills for Work Level 4
- Steps to Work Level 4
- Volunteering Level 4
- Saltire Volunteering Award
Candidates undertaking a level 4 NC should possess Core Skills at SCQF level 3 on entry to the programme. Adult returners will be have prior experience taken into consideration. Also based on a satisfactory interview and an ability to work at National 4 level.
NC in Personal and Vocational Skills Level 4
Mandatory Section (8SQA credits) Learners must complete all units
Personal Development Award Level 4
Personal Development: Self Awareness
Personal Development: Self in Community
Personal Development: Self and Work
Personal Development: Practical Abilities
Developing Skills for Employment
Information and Communication Technology
Optional section: Learners must complete 4 SQA credits.
Skills For Work – Hairdressing Level 4
Hairdressing: Salon Awareness
Hairdressing: Working in the Salon
Hairdressing: Employability Skills
Skills for Work Engineering Level 4
Engineering Skills: Mechanical
Engineering Skills: Fabrication
Engineering Skills: Electrical/Electronic
Engineering Skills: Manufacture and Assembly
Award in Volunteering Skills Level 4
Preparing to Volunteer
Volunteering: Investigative Project
Steps to Work Award Level 4
Personal Development: Practical Abilities (mandatory section)
Art and Design Practical Activity
Money Management Level 4
Saltire Volunteering Award
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
Face to face.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Students who achieve the NC Personal and Vocational course may progress to:
- Other relevant College courses at level 4 or 5
- Other appropriate training options, employment or a volunteering opportunity
Is there more information available online?
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