Level 1 Certificate Skills for the Workplace and Life

Who is this course for?

Do you want to develop confidence using a computer?

Are you looking for work and want help securing employment?

Do you want extra skills to make you more attractive to an employer?

Do you want help in how to find employment or best prepare for an Interview?



Course Details

This course of Skills for the Workplace Level 1 qualification has been developed to provide individuals with the knowledge and understanding to enhance their success in employment in a range of different occupational sectors. The content and structure of each qualification is designed to be flexible for learners to achieve a variety of employment-based skills. You can pick and choose the modules that best suit your development needs. See "Teaching" below for more information on modules avilable. 






Start Date

End Date


Tipton College, Tipton* Tuesday/ Wednesday 12.30 - 3pm 20/04/2021 19/05/2021
Tipton College, Tipton* Tuesday/ Wednesday 12.30pm - 3pm 15/06/2021 14/07/2021

*Blended courses are taught via a combination of classroom based learning and online classes. To find out more about how Blended and Online courses are delivered Click Here

Entry Requirements:

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Proof of immigration status

For this course, you need to have level one ICT and English (working competently at Entry 3) to support achievement, progression and potential employment.

Before you can join this course, you will be required to complete an initial interview and assessment to ensure the course is suitable, and identify that you have an adequate level of English and ICT

It is important that learners attend all classes, as not attending reduces their ability to achieve on the course.


The benefits of this course:

This course will develop knowledge and skills in a range of employability sectors that employers desire. These include digital skills, interpersonal skills and specific areas that the learner wishes to work on. 

It will develop independent learning and problem-solving skills useful for everyday life in a digital age.



For blended courses, you will study 1 week in the classroom and 1 week studying from home on a rolling basis for the full length of the course. The classroom based classes are taught at a set time and place and the home studying can be done at anytime in that week. This course is tutor led and they will be available both when in the classroom and outside of those hours to provide help and support with your learning. You will study the following modules:

  • 408: Searching for a Job (20 GLH).
  • 462: Applying for a Job (16 GLH).
  • 427: Recognising Employment Opportunities (12 GLH).
  • 407: Interview Skills (18 GLH).
  • 414: Preparing for Work (12 GLH).
  • 415: Building Working Relationships in the Workplace (17 GLH).
  • 425: Effective Skills, Qualities and Attitudes to Learning and Work (14 GLH).
  • 423: Recognise the Benefits of Having a Work/Life Balance (9 GLH).
  • 476: Create a Positive Impression on Customers (15 GLH).
  • 477: The Customer Service Experience (15 GLH).

For a full breakdown of what each module includes please download this Module Explination guide -Microsoft Word 18kb

How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Learning targets will be agreed with the tutor at the beginning of the course, and targets will be set for each class attended.  Regular feedback will be provided by the tutor, with all work submitted being marked with written feedback.

Next Steps:

The Tutor will discuss next steps towards the end of the course and suggest further courses/qualifications that may be appropriate i.e. Business Administration.

We also have I.A.G qualified staff who could advise learners on progression and other opportunities.


Are there any additional costs?

There are no fees for this course it is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.