e2e and Adult Numeracy and Literacy Certificate
If you need to take the next step towards finding a job or getting qualified for work, think about an e2e programme or an Adult Numeracy and Literacy Certificate.
What is e2e?
e2e stands for Entry to Employment. It's a programme designed to help you develop the skills needed to get onto an Apprenticeship, or take part in training, further education or employment
What will I study?
Learning covers three areas: basic and key skills, vocational development and personal and social development. In practice, this could mean learning about how to get into health and social care or construction, taking part in a work placement, writing CVs or working as part of a team. There's the opportunity to brush up on your maths, English and computing skills, as well. An advisor will offer one-to-one support tailored to what you need to learn.
What are the entry requirements?
e2e is open to everyone aged 16 -18 not already participating in post-16 learning, living in England.
How long does an e2e take?
Attendance on an e2e course is usually 30 hours a week, although you can start at 16 hours if you commit to building the time up. Because the course is based around your individual needs there's no set time-limit for attending. Instead, the course lasts until you're feeling confident about further training, or getting a job.
Is it like staying in school?
A lot of the work is practical rather than written, and geared to helping get you on the career ladder, so it's a different style of learning to that you may have encountered at school.
Is funding available?
Learner Support Funds are available in schools and colleges in England for students who are struggling financially. Ask your advisor to show you how to apply.
Where can an e2e take me?
It depends where you want to go! Each e2e programme is structured to see you leave with a place on an Apprenticeship, options on other courses, or entry into the world of work.
What is an Adult Numeracy and Literacy Certificate?
It's a free test that gives you a national certificate providing a certain level of proficiency in English and/or maths. You can take it at Level 1 and 2. Sometimes employers need convincing - or just some extra reassurance - of your abilities. If you feel that you could benefit by being able to prove your English and maths skills, an Adult Numeracy and Literacy Certificate could be your answer.
How long is the test?
- Up to one hour for 40 multiple-choice questions in literacy
- Up to one hour 15 minutes for 40 multiple-choice questions in numeracy
What do they test?
- The literacy test assesses your reading and understanding skills, plus spelling, punctuation and grammar
- The numeracy test assesses your understanding and interpretation of numerical information and your calculating and measuring skills
How much is it?
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