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Opportunity Escalator

Course Background:

In a competitive and challenging economic environment, being able to seize opportunities is more important than ever. Many people now find themselves at a career crossroads and are often confused or unsure about the direction to take.

Course Description:

The Opportunity Escalator uses an individually structured approach that will see you consider your skills, interests and abilities and learn how to use these as a match to future opportunities and to identify the direction you want to move in.

Duration:

The course is flexible so can be completed in your own time. It is modular in nature with the opportunity to follow some or all of the content within a pathway. The smallest commitment being equivalent to 30 hours of learning with the largest programme equivalent to 130 hours of learning.

Entry Requirements:

Although there are not any formal entry qualifications, learners must be at least 19 years of age.

Qualification:
The programme is based upon continual assessment of your reflections on learning and will lead to a Pearson BTEC Workskills qualification.

Progression:

The qualification is designed with individual progression in mind, with the opportunity to build skills at a variety of levels and through a range of qualification sizes. The programme has four main pathways each with a different progression outcome:

  • Career Developer – aimed at individuals looking to secure a job role, change career or progress to the next level of employment
  • Potential Leader / Supervisor – aimed at those individuals looking to take on more responsibility in the workplace
  • Self-Starter – aimed at those individuals who are looking to start their own business
  • Community Leader – aimed at those individuals looking to support community action activities

Delivery and Assessment:

Each programme will be delivered via a set of interactive and reflective online materials, with the opportunity to attend a number of mentoring sessions to support with ideas and the development of content. Your progress will be tracked through the adult learning hub and a mentor will be assigned to answer and support you through the programme.

Course key content for each pathway is shown below:

Career Developer

Potential Leader

Self-Starter

Community Leader

· Self Assessment

· Career Opportunities

· Work place relationships

· Workplace Resilience

· Business Structures and hierarchy

· Basic IT skills

· Reviewing and improving performance

· Self Assessment

· Career Opportunities

· Work place relationships

· Workplace Resilience

· Business Structures and hierarchy

· Developing and Practicing Leadership

· Self Assessment

· Managing Money

· Health and Safety

· Workplace Resilience

· Producing Products

· Planning and Selling Products / Services

· Self Assessment

· Developing working relationships

· Developing Resilience

· Problem Solving

· Developing and Practicing Leadership

Course Fees:
The cost of the programme will be based upon personal circumstances and for a number of learners will be free. You will need to contact a member of the team at adultlearninghub@selby.ac.uk or 01757 211097 to discuss your personal circumstances.