Personal and Vocational Studies Level 4 NQ
What is special about this course?
The National Qualification in Personal and Vocational Studies is 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 Mental Health and Wellbeing award will encourage the learner to explore and understand issues around mental health and to develop positive coping strategies. It also allows the opportunity for development of skills and learning, life and work which may enhance opportunities for employment and help learners to become responsible, contributing citizens.
The course consists of five awards:
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Award
- Employability Award
- Skills for Work Level 4
- Steps to Work Level 4
- Saltire Volunteering Award
Candidates undertaking a level 4 NQ should possess Core Skills at SCQF level 3 on entry to the programme. Adult returners will have prior experience taken into consideration. Also based on a satisfactory interview and an ability to work at National 4 level.
Employability Award Level 4
Preparing for Employment
Building Own Employability Skills
Dealing with Work Situations
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
Skills for Work Rural Level 4
Estate Maintenance: An Introduction
Land Based Industries: An Introduction
Employability Skills for Land Based Industries
Award in Volunteering Skills Level 4
Preparing to Volunteer
Volunteering: Investigative Project
Mental Health and Wellbeing Award
Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Understanding Mental Health Issues
Coping Strategies and Building Resilience
Steps to Work Award Level 4
Saltire Volunteering Award
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
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 NQ 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?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
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We are no longer accepting applications for 2021/22
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