Skills Boost Courses

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  • Have you just completed YOUR final exams and will soon be breaking up for the summer?
  • Would YOU like to complete a Level 2 qualification and receive a training bursary of £400
  • Do YOU have six weeks holiday where you are looking for a summer job to earn money?
  • Are YOU coming out of Full Time Education or soon starting College?

ChecklistIf you have answered YES to the above, then read on…

The following courses are being offered to those students who are looking to undertake a vocational qualification over the summer holiday with work experience.

For successfully completing the course/s taken over the 6 weeks we will also covers travel expenses and books.

A. Digital and Social Media Skills (Level 2 Qualification)
B. Construction Skills (Level 2 Qualification)
C. Develop Your Enterprise (Level 2 Qualification)

PLUS on both A. & B.

  • Maths & English courses (level 2 functional skills qualification)
  • Entrepreneurial Insights
  • Employability and Vocational Skills insights

Would YOU like to:

  • Gain vital skills in demand by employers to help you get a career, job/apprenticeship
  • Gain work experience in an employer for a week

Get extra support in Entrepreneurial skills that might help you think about a start-up of your own or improve your commercial skills.

Student Pictures BannerStart Dates – School Leavers / College Students (16 – 18 years)

  • 20th June – 29th July 2016 (6 Weeks Course)

Start Dates – School Leavers / College Students (19 – 23 years)

  • March 2016 (6 Weeks Course)
  • April 2016 (6 Weeks Course)
  • May 2016 (6 Weeks Course)
  • 6th June – 15th July 2016 (6 Weeks Course)
  • 13th June – 22th July 2016 (6 Weeks Course)
  • 20th June – 29th July 2016 (6 Weeks Course)

Your Journey

Week 1 – CLASSROOM in School / College
Skills Assessment
Profile Identified
Student Access Allocated to Virtual Learning Environment and Walk-through of the Course Details

Week 2 – 5 – HOME – Distance Learning
Weekly contact made between you and the tutor
Ad hoc assessment and support provided if necessary

Between Week 2 to 5 (For one week)
Work experience (5 days)
Contact made between student and tutor support

Week 6 – CLASSROOM in School / College

The Key Points

  • You must neither be in any other education nor employment during the 6 weeks
  • You might have been resident in England for the last 3 years
  • To get your £400 you must successfully pass our Tutors and Assessors marking and be able to be issued with both your chosen course but also must have been successful in both our Functional Skills course too  (English & Maths)
  • You must find your own work experience for 1 week (agreed with employer before you start your courses)
  • Travel expenses are only paid within the £400 and so it pays to succeed on the courses

Virtual Campus: Distance Learning

Our virtual campus has a unique STUDY STYLE, complete with a virtual learning environment where you will access your; Access to Higher Education course, QCF course or NVQ course e-workbooks and conduct the majority of your work, fully supported with qualified e-tutors. A password protected e-forum & study community (available only to Ixion College students) allows you to ask fellow students questions and perhaps get answers 24 x 7

Use your PC/Mac/Smart-Phone/Tablet to attend group tutor led group webinars and take advantage of the latest online Training/Tutorial technology that makes distance learning more flexible and personal.

Our courses have been designed to enable you to study at home, at work, or both, if that is more convenient.

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