Community course offers independent living skills

Ruth Peterson | September 21, 2020

A new community course is supporting school and college leavers with essential skills to live independent lives.

Active in the Community @ Bradford provides a supportive and friendly environment to adults with additional learning needs. The new Bradford College course is ideal for learners who would like to become more independent and learn in a caring and supportive environment.

Bradford College is running the course in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Duncan Burnett, Curriculum Manager for Distance Learning at Bradford College, said: “Active in the community is an individualised and nurturing course for adult learners who have left school or college and are looking to become more independent and investigate semi-independent living, possibly for the first time.

“The course looks at the individual and learning targets as well as providing a wonderful and supported environment for students to form friendship groups and support networks.”

Students on the course will learn:

  • Everyday Maths including budgeting investigating money and time.
  • Everyday English to support independence.
  • ICT and Digital to support independence.
  • Active Citizenship and socialisation skills
  • Work preparation for students who might want to try out work skills.

Students on this course will also be able to develop life skills. Duncan added: “We will also investigate being a tenant, as well as look at hobbies and interests, shopping and cooking skills. We will also look at dealing with problems in daily life and travel training skills and managing positive relationships.”

To find out more, and to book places, please email

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