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Introduction to Life in the UK with Career Planning and Employability for Dari/​Farsi Speakers — Part-time

Course outline

The focus of this course is to develop integration skills for ESOL learners who are currently working at Entry 3 or above.

Course outcomes:

Week 1: Introduction

  • I have identified the areas of my life I want to improve.

Week 2: British values.

  • I can identify the following British values of:
    • Democracy
    • Rule of law
    • Individual liberty
    • Mutual respect and tolerance

Week 3: Prevent and hate crime.

  • I know what the Government Prevent strategy is.
  • I know how to identify, and report hate crime.

Week 4: Health and wellbeing.

  • I know which services to use when I am ill.
  • I know what causes mental health problems and where to go for support.

Week 5: Diet, nutrition, and exercise.

  • I know about “The Healthy Plate” and how to incorporate this into my meal planning.
  • I have identified the sugar content in popular drinks and how to reduce sugar intake.

Week 6: Healthy relationships.

  • I can identify what is a healthy relationship.
  • I know what services are available to support people in unhealthy relationships.

Week 7: Benefits and finance.

  • I have identified which services are free and which I must pay for.
  • I have taken part in a session about the purpose of Universal Credit and my commitments as a claimant.

Week 8: Career planning.

  • I have considered what types of jobs are available in the UK and what job families these fit into.
  • I have found out what qualifications exist in the UK and what I can do next.

Week 9: Employability 1.

  • I know where to look for employment, including voluntary work, and how to make a job application.

Week 10: Employability 2.

  • I can create a CV.
  • I can identify and good and bad job interview.

You will achieve objectives by taking part in group activities, completing written activities, online quizzes, and other interactive activities both during the session and by completing homework activities in your own time.

How to enrol onto this course

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Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of English as you will be required to complete a short workbook with the help of your tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete a short workbook and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College

You will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid your next steps.