Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
Skills for Working Life WEB

Skills for Working Life

Course description 

Workskills is a course that has been developed after extensive consultation with employers, training providers, schools and colleges. It aims to develop the skills that will help students gain and retain a job, encompassing work placement, interview techniques, teamwork and vocational skills as well as the soft skills that employers look for, such as adaptability, eagerness to learn and a can-do attitude.


During this course you may also have the opportunity to complete voluntary units towards the Duke of Edinburgh award and gain a professional first aid qualification.

Key Skills

You will develop the following skills:

  • Working as part of a team
  • Logical thinking
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • How to work independently
  • Interview skills
  • Vocational skills.

Where can it take me?

The course can be seen as a foundation stage for Workskills Level 2. Workskills helps equip you with these essential skills to function in employment and in life.

Employers such as Coca Cola, Deloitte and McDonalds wholeheartedly support learning programmes such as Skills for life and regularly tell us that having a workforce who are  prepared for work and engaged in learning is a huge advantage.

Further information

Please contact: Key Stage 4 Director

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