Course - WorkSkills Plus, BTEC Level 3 and Work Experience


Program Description

This is an ideal programme for those who wish to improve their work skills in order to obtain a job or to advance in their training or workplace.

The programme leads to a BTEC in WorkSkills Plus, an internationally-recognised vocational qualification at Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It is designed and accredited by Edexcel, the leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications.

This BTEC qualification makes a wonderful addition to your CV and is approved by the UKBA for non-EU and EU students.

The programme consists of two stages:

1. Study Period

You will study for a minimum of 15 hours per week

The course consists of individual units including:

  • Negotiation Skills and Persuasion in the Workplace
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Effectiveness at Work
  • Personal Skills for Leadership
  • Learning from Work Placement
  • English language and examination preparation skills

If you would like to stay with a homestay during your study period, we will be happy to arrange this for you.

2. Work Placement Period

  • You can put into practice the skills you developed in class.
  • During your work placement, you will be monitored and given guidance.
  • Assignments given during your placement will give you an opportunity to reflect on your experience and to re-evaluate your own work skills.

Assignments may include presentations, reports, role-plays, research, etc. during your studies, as well as a practical assignment during your work placement. All assignments are internally assessed, and once you have obtained the required number of credits, you will be awarded a BTEC in WorkSkills Plus Level 3 qualification (award or certificate).

What types of work experience can I take?

Hospitality & Healthcare: students with relevant experience in the hospitality or healthcare sectors will take a paid placement (UK minimum wage) as part of their course.

Vocational: Students who choose experience in for example Marketing, Fashion, Finance, Law, Business, etc. will take an unpaid work placement.

Quick Facts

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Tuition: 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 or 30 hours per week
  • Start Date: any Monday (ongoing enrolment)
  • Level: intermediate to proficiency (B1 to C2)
  • Ideal For: students who want practical experience in a UK-based company and a BTEC Level 3 qualification
Last updated Feb 2018

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Crest Schools of English is a UK Border Agency (UKBA) Highly Trusted Sponsor and has been teaching English since 1983. Our friendly and experienced teachers and administrative staff ensure that each a ... Read More

Crest Schools of English is a UK Border Agency (UKBA) Highly Trusted Sponsor and has been teaching English since 1983. Our friendly and experienced teachers and administrative staff ensure that each and every student receives the very best in English language tuition. Students are free to visit our office whenever they need (if only to say ‘hello!’), which fosters a welcoming atmosphere at the school and students can feel secure knowing that we are always on hand to help with any queries. A recent survey showed that many of our current students chose to register with our school because they were recommended by a friend: we are very proud of this result because we believe it is the ultimate testament to the quality of our service and to the happy environment of our school. Crest Schools of English is rated Grade 1: Exceeds Expectations by the UK’s Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). We are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence 2014 and 2013 and have been awarded Best Value School in London 2013 for providing the highest quality services at affordable prices. Our school is affiliated with London Crest Open Centre; one of the UK’s leading IELTS, Cambridge and Trinity exam centre, which also makes us an ideal choice for exam preparation courses. Location Crest Schools of English is based in a pleasant suburb of London called Edgware. The school is located on the main street, which means students can enjoy shops, restaurants and cafes in their free time and we are just a one-minute walk to the station. The advantage of being here is that you can easily visit central London by bus or tube to enjoy the magnificent sights and fantastic nightlife – but without the stress or cost of living in the centre. It is an equally convenient location for those who want to visit the many beautiful places outside London and who want to experience real English living first-hand. Read less