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Bradford College

Skills for Independence (Pathway to Personal Progress)

Qualification Gained
Gateway Entry Level 1 Skills for Independence
Study Level
Entry Level, Entry Level 1
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Part-time
Location
David Hockney Building

  Overview

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.

The Skills for Independence course offers school leavers, aged 16-25 with Education Health Care Plans, the next step in their learning experience, based within a discreet provision in the College environment.

The Pathway to Personal Progress offers a bespoke programme of study for students who are working towards Entry Level 1 in their communication and personal skills. The course has been mapped to the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes and aims to develop and support young people in developing essential skills for life.

  Key Info

  • Communication skills
  • Number skills
  • Cooking and budgeting skills
  • Personal and social development
  • Wellbeing and health
  • Confidence in your community
  • Celebrating diversity
  • An enrichment programme that includes; forest schools and horticulture, arts and crafts, performing arts, cooking and sports

Learning is focused on the importance of personal progress and is a mixture of classroom based and practical activities. Students will spend time out and about in the community and in our college flat, developing essential skills for independence.

Learning, break and lunch times will be supported by our Additional Learning Support team. You will take part in an enrichment carousel to try new things, have fun and be healthy in body and mind.

Learning will be tailored to your Preparing for Adulthood and EHCP outcomes, to ensure you are making personal progress, have the best educational experience and fully engage with the world around you.

Your transition will be supported every step of the way through our transitions taster programme with Purple Patch Arts and your tutorial and EHCP review.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of Independence and Personal Development skills, communication and number skills, a tutorial programme, enrichment and experience of work.

Learners will be supported to progress and may move onto Entry level 2 Pathway to Supported Employment, adult social care, independent living or other community activities.

Learners are expected to be able to work towards Entry Level 1 in their communication, number and personal skills. An interview and initial assessment is essential to see if the course is right for you and to see if you have any additional support needs.

Your school or careers advisor may be able to arrange a transition visit to meet the team and have a taster of your learning experience.

If you have an EHCP then please be aware that the College needs to have agreed, via the consultation period with your local authority, that we can meet the needs outlined in your EHCP before you can start on a course with us.

There is no formal assessment on this course. Students build up a portfolio of evidence through practical tasks and observations. Students will work towards meeting personal and EHCP targets which will be reviewed each term.

There will be opportunities for experience of work.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment. The course will help to build up confidence in independence, and can lead students to live rewarding and fulfilled lives.

Learners will be supported to progress and may move onto Entry level 2 Pathway to Supported Employment, adult social care, independent living or other community activities.

Please note that a uniform may be required for this course, click here to purchase.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Bradford City Community Foundation
Purple Patch Arts