Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate for Employment (PACE)

Sixth Form

Date (from)



Full Time - September 2023


Course introduction

You can take a big step towards achieving your long-term career goals by completing the PACE course, which is unique in providing necessary life skills that bridge the gap between education and employment. 

The programme is about giving you confidence to unlock your potential while improving your knowledge and skills in preparation for gaining successful employment.

Whether you are aiming for an apprenticeship, deciding on your next step, or you wish to enter further education, this one-year course will develop your core abilities.

As a result, you will be able to show employers and recruiters that you have genuine potential.

Why choose Brock for Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate for Employment (PACE) ?

At Brock our specialist PACE teachers know how to develop your strengths and address your weaknesses by adapting the course to your individual needs.

As a learner you will benefit from an industry-specific work placement lasting a minimum of 110 hours, as well as training in English and Maths if you require it.

Teaching & learning

You will learn through a combination of traditional learning methods alongside more modern and innovative teaching styles.

There will be practical team-building exercises, problem-solving group work, communication-development sessions, guest speakers, day trips, volunteering opportunities, computer-based work and discussions.

Your industry-specific work placement will be key in giving you the hands-on experience you need to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence.

Course structure

The programme consists of six distinct units.

These are:

  • Planning to progress
  • Rights and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Effective communication
  • CV writing
  • Interview skills
  • Work Placement

Minimum entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

In order to complete this course successfully you must be willing to travel to your work placement for up to 28 days.

How will I be assessed?

There are no exams on this course. You will be assessed according to evidence gathered throughout the programme.

What can I do with this qualification?

You will gain a nationally-recognised qualification that will strengthen your job applications and demonstrate your suitability for a range of roles.

Previous PACE students have gone straight into work or an apprenticeship. Meanwhile, others have opted for further study and/or skills training.


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