The courses are designed for learners:

  • aged 19 and above,
  • who are working in a company of 250 people or less,
  • the company is based in Greater Manchester (even if it’s registered in a different area).

To get a free course you will have to sign our form with your employer.

NCFE’s Occupational Studies qualifications are tailored to give learners an introduction to specific careers, offering a taster of particular occupational areas.

The Occupational Studies suite is intended to be accessible to all learners of all abilities with the core aim to give learners a platform upon which to further develop their skills and learning, helping to provide the building blocks towards Apprenticeships.

At each level you can achieve Award or Certificate qualification. To gain Award qualification the student must complete Units with sums of 6 credits. For the Certificate the student can upgrade the Award with more Units, the sums of Units should be 13 or more credits.

Entry Level Units of Study:

Unit Credit
Working in an office setting 2
IT user fundamentals 2
Using the telephone and photocopier 3
Developing reception and filing skills 3
Spreadsheet software skills 2
Using the Internet 1

 Level 1 Units of Study:

Unit Credit
IT communication fundamentals 2
Understanding business communication 3
Using fax machines and photocopiers 3
Filing skills 3
Handling mail 2
Working in an office 2
Supporting business meetings 3
Careers in business and administration 3
Developing customer service skills 3

 Level 2 Units of Study:

Unit Credit
Communication skills for business 3
Understanding office procedures 3
Carrying out office procedures 3
Using email 3
Word processing software 4
Reception, billing and cashier procedures for front office staff 3
Business organisation structures 3

 All qualifications are supported by Manchester First Ltd .

To book a cou­­rse or f­or more information please Contact Us.

Or fill in the forms Employer data query form Download and Employer training needs analysis Download

When the forms are filled in please save and send them from your business email confirming that you are happy to sign your employee/employees to have a free online course with us.