Key course information
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This course prepares you for developing your own independent lifestyle. It gives you the practical skills to learn to make healthy, positive choices independently. Developing the skills and confidence to live independently or semi-independently or gain supported employment through Outcomes identified on the individuals EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan), if applicable
What will I learn?
Gain independence skills in classroom and real or simulated environments
Develop personal and social skills
Prepare for further training in college or at other institutions whilst accessing practical lessons such as Animal Care, Horticulture, Agriculture and Landbased
Enhance your ability to make informed life choices
This course has no formal entry requirements but is normally a 2nd-year program following on from Life Skills. We do need to see any qualifications you have achieved during your previous education. Our staff will meet with you to find out if this is the right course for you.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Your studies and assessment will be within the framework of a flexible, accredited Progression qualification at Entry 1 & 2 and/or RARPA.
Although we will individualise the programme according to your needs, sample units may include:
Yourself and Others
Keeping Healthy and Safe
Community and Leisure
Farm Animal Housing
Assist with feeding and watering
You will also work towards English and maths at a level that is right for you. We will agree which level is appropriate following an assessment which you can either take at interview or when your course begins.
Additional Costs and Information
Your course is likely to include trips to attractions and community facilities which will require a contribution to the cost. You can apply for financial help from the College if this cost is going to be a challenge.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Life Skills
- Employment Preparation
- Independent or Semi-Independent Living
- Progression to Study