Preparation for Work Traineeships

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Business Studies PW011A07/21/1 Apprenticeship

Course Information

Our traineeship is designed to help you find your place in the world of work. This exciting programme consists of three distinct sections: work preparation, work experience, and functional skills (if appropriate).

The traineeship will allow you to take positive steps in making a difference when you apply for a job, it'll help you in broader context too as it deals with understanding personal finance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The broad nature of our traineeship means that you'll be able to use the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you learn in any industry sector.


  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills
Course Content
  • Our traineeship consists of three distinct sections, these are:
    - work preparation: where we'll work with you to prepare you for work
    - work experience: where you'll learn new skills with an employer
    - functional skills: where you'll undertake your English and maths learning if you don't already have GCSE 9-4 in those subjects.

    Work Preparation:
    in this section, you'll be looking at completing industry research in your chosen sector, learn interview and communication skills. We'll also be looking at issues around personal finance and healthy living, in order to provide you with a broad understanding to help you in life.

    Work Experience:
    You'll have to work to get through this traineeship - literally. You'll be tasked with finding an employer (we'll help you here too!) that is willing to take you on as a trainee. You'll be a member of their team and expected to take on selected tasks that will enable you to learn new skills. You'll have to keep a record of your work experience and use our online e-portfolio system for this purpose.

    Functional Skills:
    if you don't have GCSE 9-4 in maths / English, then you'll have to work towards achieving this throughout your traineeship. Didn't like GCSE's? You'll find functional skills is different and more suited to work and life in general.
Entry Requirements
  • The traineeship is all about preparing you for work, or progressing to an apprenticeship. You will need to have access to the internet, or be prepared to download the OneFile app to your smartphone, so that we can deliver the traineeship.

    Ideally, you would also be completing some work experience with an employer, or have an employer in mind that you'd like to work with.
Next Steps
  • If the traineeship interests you, then apply to enrol on the course. You may also want to start thinking about where you'd like to complete your work experience.
Career Opportunities
  • The traineeship is designed to improve your chances of finding work in your chosen industry sector. To this end, there are two successful outcomes to it and we are hoping that you'll be able to succeed in...
    - finding work with an employer
    - progressing on to an apprenticeship

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
Throughout the Year Dependant on apprenticeship
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Dependant on apprenticeship Dependant on apprenticeship
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students. Students will also earn a full-time wage while they are working for their apprenticeship employer.
You will need to be able to travel to an employer to complete your work experience - transport costs are not covered by the College for this.

Materials Required

You will need access to the internet and a computer that will allow you to access our online portfolio, otherwise you can download the OneFile app to your phone.

What's next?

Is this course for you? Go ahead and book online now. If you'd like more information we are happy to answer any questions.