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Key details

Attendance Entry level 1
Duration 1 year
Code PLWE1SFI
Attendance Entry level 2
Duration 1 year
Code PLWE2SFI
Awarding Body
Level Entry Level 1
Start Date 20/09/2021

Course overview

The Skills for Independence pathway offers a bespoke programme of study for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who are working towards Entry Level 1/2 qualifications.

If you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and want to become more confident and independent in life, our study programmes have been designed to help you develop your skills in a number of different areas to support you in growing your skills, knowledge and independence to take part in life, learning and work activities.

This course is suitable for young people aged 16 – 25 with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

You will join in with familiar tasks and activities that will teach you the core life skills that you need to develop your personal, social and educational well-being such as managing your own money, cooking your own food and planning your next steps. With guidance and support from your tutor or assessor every step of the way, you will build your confidence and skills to live an independent life within your community.

What you'll study

Communication, reading, writing and mathematics are some of the many areas you will take part in to develop your skills for tasks in the home, personal activities, independent living and for the workplace.

All learning will be tailored to you, to ensure you have the best educational experience and fully engage with the world around you!

Maths and English is delivered as part of the main programme of study. The programme can enable progression into further learning, independent living or supported employment/volunteering through a diverse range of practical skills and learning opportunities. Some students have a combined individual programme studying at Entry 1 and Entry 2.

Dedicated time is given to ensuring that essential topics are covered including:

  • being a British Citizen/United values, keeping safe
  • personal and social development
  • maths and English

They also study preparation for living independently/supported and for their next steps such as cooking, cleaning and making informed choices. The development of soft skills is actively encouraged and developed through a variety of enrichment activities.

You will develop skills in:

  • communication
  • reading and Writing
  • maths
  • independence
  • employment/next steps
  • personal and social development
  • confidence
  • Communication, reading, writing and mathematics are some of the many areas you will take part in to develop your skills for tasks in the home, personal activities, independent living and for the workplace.

    All learning will be tailored to you, to ensure you have the best educational experience and fully engage with the world around you!

    Maths and English is delivered as part of the main programme of study. The programme can enable progression into further learning, independent living or supported employment/volunteering through a diverse range of practical skills and learning opportunities. Some students have a combined individual programme studying at Entry 1 and Entry 2.

    Dedicated time is given to ensuring that essential topics are covered including:

    • being a British Citizen/United values, keeping safe
    • personal and social development
    • maths and English

    They also study preparation for living independently/supported and for their next steps such as cooking, cleaning and making informed choices. The development of soft skills is actively encouraged and developed through a variety of enrichment activities.

  • You will develop skills in:

    • communication
    • reading and Writing
    • maths
    • independence
    • employment/next steps
    • personal and social development
    • confidence

Assessment

There is no formal assessment on this course. Students will work towards meeting personal and EHCP targets which will be reviewed each term.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

This is a course for young adults (up to the age of 25) with learning difficulties or disabilities to develop their skills for independence and support progression into adulthood.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work

Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee. See our Further Education tuition fees page for more details.

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