Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Life Skills Academy – Pathway 4 Employment

Life Skills Academy – Pathway 4 Employment

Life Skills Academy

Life Skills Academy – Pathway 4 Employment

Following the Colegau Cymru Pathway 4 non-accredited programme, Pathway 4 will prepare learners for the world of work. Learners will continue to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills as well as sector specific qualifications.  This is a one year supported internship programme and aims to set learners up for a successful transition into the world of work and future employment.

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Is this course right for me?

This course is for learners working at Entry 3 Level to Level 1.

The course runs over three days a week within our Employability Centre in Withybush. At least one day per week is class based to focus on improving literacy/numeracy and employability skills and up to two days undertaking an independent work placement/supported internship.

The supported internships are identified by working with the learner and their parent or carer. Care is taken through this process to ensure that they are relevant to a learner’s realistic employment aspirations. Examples include placement in construction, care, hospitality, gardening, administration and many more.

Applicants will need to have access to transport to travel to the place of work, either on public transport or support from a family member or carer. Applicants must be confident to work on their own.

Read our Additional Learning Needs Transition to College guide.


  • Successful completion of Link Programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview

We have a fantastic new Employability Centre based at our Withybush site that will provide a base for the skills and employment days during the College week whilst the learner is preparing to start their work placement. The programme will focus primarily on:

  • Employability – Work practice, organisation, time management, working independently, team work, preparing for an interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and digital literacy
You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Workplace evidence

We have an excellent partnership with Careers Wales Advisors and other external agencies. They, in conjunction with college transition representatives, help learners with suitable post-college opportunities. These may include advice on living independently (prepare for adulthood), employment (voluntary work) or the next steps to further their education at the College or attendance at Adult Social Activity Centres.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • Practical/comfortable clothing for parts of the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2024/25
  • You will need to pay a £48 life skills workshop fee each year before you start the course
  • You can rent a locker for £10 per year this will be refunded if the locker remains undamaged and keys are returned
  • Transport costs for work placement
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 07/05/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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