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Qualifications

Earning qualifications can help you move on in your existing career, or take your first steps towards a new job or a more advanced course of study.

It can sometimes be difficult to make time to gain new qualifications, especially if you are already juggling the demands of work and family. By providing courses in local venues and at different times throughout the day, Learning Pembrokeshire can help make it easier for you. 

In the UK, qualifications are awarded by a range of different organisations.

Learning Pembrokeshire currently provides courses leading to qualifications which are awarded by the following organisations:

We also offer courses leading to qualifications in First Aid and Food Safety.

Agored Cymru provides accreditation for practical, bite-sized courses.  Learning Pembrokeshire offers this accreditation in a variety of skills such as digital and computer skills, numeracy, literacy, communication and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

British Computer Society (BCS)

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is a very well recognised qualification for employment. Learning Pembrokeshire offers ECDL level 1 Award, ECDL level 2 Award and ECDL Advanced.

ECDL level 1 individual units – Word processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation.

ECDL level 1 Award - teaches you how to manage the risks associated with computer use, such as spam and identity theft, how to organise your computer, and how to use the internet and email.

ECDL level 2 Award develops your skills in 3 of the following units – word processing, spreadsheets, presentations or databases

ECDL Advanced (level 3) shows that you are confident, competent and efficient in a range of different computer programmes. There are four modules word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations, with an individual certificate available for each.

Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)

A leading UK body, OCR provide a wide range of qualifications to meet the needs of learners of all ages and abilities.

Digital Employability – This qualification covers the digital skills that learners need to apply for jobs, to work in a 21st century environment and to participate as digital citizens. They’ll gain the core knowledge they need to use IT in different contexts, particularly in the workplace. They’ll know how to use the Internet effectively and safely, work with different devices and process data.

ITQ user qualifications

We currently provide this qualification mainly through OCR. You will be able to choose from a variety of units. ITQ user qualifications are:

  • efficient for learners and employers - you can get credit for recent prior learning, so no valuable time is wasted in reviewing skills you already have
  • relevant and up-to-date
  • flexible enough to meet the needs of individual learners and businesses and enable learners to work at level 1 or 2 to achieve an award or certificate.

Examples of units are:

  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Presentation
  • Communication
  • Publications

You can join a course at any time throughout the year at a level suitable for you. 

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

Learning Pembrokeshire currently offers RYA Day Skipper Shorebased and RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications in certain centres.

Recognised Training Centre (RTC):
Fishguard Community Learning Centre, Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard SA65 9DT

There are also two satellite centres:
Pembroke Dock Community Learning Centre, Albion Square, Pembroke Dock SA72 6XF and Tenby Community Learning Centre, Greenhill Avenue, Tenby SA70 7LB

Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
If you missed out on these, or wish to improve on your grades, we provide a chance to take English and Mathematics. 

We also offer Essential Skills Wales qualifications at various levels in Application of Number and in Communication.

Welsh

Many Welsh learners find that gaining a qualification is a good way to improve their job prospects or just to monitor their progress. 

The WJEC offer four levels of qualifications for adults who are learning Welsh, in the "Defnyddio'r Gymraeg" series.  The levels are Entry, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. 

 

 

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