The Preparation for Working Life is an inter-disciplinary course which covers aspects of careers, health, personal safety, employment opportunities, applying for jobs and courses, interview preparation and personal finance.

It therefore compliments a broad range of curriculum pathways and can be used to enrich learning for life and work at Key Stage 4.  The course maps onto the programmes of study at Key Stage 4 for Citizenship and PSHE, personal and economic well-being and financial capability

The Preparation for Working Life specification is equivalent, in the size and demand placed on students, to a GCSE short course.