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City College Norwich - Open Day

February 25, 2023
10am - 1pm

City College Norwich

Ticket (A0264)

City College Norwich

Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2LJ

Basic/Key Skill
Entry Level
Preparation for Life and Work

Course Details

This is an ideal course for people who wish to access courses associated with Project Search and MINT but do not feel entirely ready or confident. This course will use enterprise challenges, team work enhancing activities and employment training to ensure participants are ready to get the most from post-college life. The name 'Ticket' was created by the first cohort of students as they saw the course as their 'ticket to a better future'.

Alongside the development of employability skills and expertise, students will continue to develop their Maths and English through Functional Skills qualifications.


Assessment is informal. The course is assessed by frequent and thorough CV workshops and job interview training. Each learner will leave the course with a CV. The interviews can reflect the knowledge and skills gained and also ensures the learners can adapt their CV for any job description. Each mock job interview is filmed and local employers, who will conduct the interviews, can reflect and assess the good points and ways to improve with the learner and the main tutor. Students complete the Gateway Preparation for Employment qualification alongside Functional Skills maths and English.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements. The course is for students who want to gain paid employment but need to develop their employability skills prior to moving onto Project Search or MINT. Interview required .

Your next steps...

Following completion of the course options could include:

  • Mint Employment Agency, which offers support with job searching and coaching to allow students with a barrier to employment to progress into the world of work. Students should have completed a work placement prior to referral by course tutor.
  • Project Search, a CCN course based at NORSE or Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Work experience allows students to gain real work experience and skills with the support of their colleagues.
  • Apprenticeships

This course facilitates and supports students through real-life experiences of work, enterprise and social development for long term employment.

For more courses like this, check our courses page.