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Pathways Employability Skills — Entry 2 Certificate (Age 16-25)


Course ID: 173249

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • This full time course is delivered over 3-4 days a week with a focus on the transition into the college environment. With a dedicated learning environment based at the Learning Exchange, you will take part in a series of projects which build on your skills and knowledge, developing your confidence within a large educational environment whilst preparing you for further study, internships and employment.
  • Throughout your study you will receive support from our passionate and friendly teaching and care team. You will have opportunity to take part in educational visits and work placements to boost your skill set and employability.
  • The Entry 2 programme is particularly suited for learners who will require an extended period transitioning from school to employment, providing progression to Entry 3 or fast track to a relevant level 1 programme or internship.

What to expect from the course

The Pathways Team at The City of Liverpool College offers programmes for people with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities in a supportive environment which caters for needs both personal and academic, where experienced and committed staff adopt a person centred approach. We work closely with schools, external agencies, transition teams and social workers to ensure a smooth and effective move to Further Education takes place.

Our Aim:

• To encourage independent learning in a safe and protective environment of study
• To develop strategies and overcome barriers, personal and academic
• To support students throughout their path to employment or training and development.

What is Entry 2 Employability Skills?

• E2 Employability Skills with Literacy - develops reading and writing, speaking and listening skills. It supports you in learning to manage money, time management, personal budgeting, independent strategies and College projects. On this Programme, we deliver functional maths and English skills. You'll have the opportunity for both vocational work experience and mainstream workshops. We offer a range of classroom based and practical activities to underpin employability including enterprise, volunteering, educational visits and enrichment. This is a full- time programme over three or 4 days..


Certificate in Employability Skills Entry 2 (City and Guilds)

Why study with us?

Dedicated support team on site for learning support and care needs.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This can lead to Pathways Entry 3 Employability Skills or on to mainstream Level 1 College based courses such as hair and beauty, health and social, information technology and art based courses.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Please note, this is available only for applicants ages 16-19 and 16-25 with an EHCP. Direct entry is through a small informal interview with a member of the pathways teaching team and an assessment with the additional support team.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 362.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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