£FREE + materials

This two-year course will help you develop your confidence, social communication and life skills. You will learn to be as independent as possible in college and in the community.

Age groups

This course aims to improve your levels of independence, social skills, confidence and maturity while offering qualifications at the right level for you.

What will I learn?

• Communication
• English
• Maths
• ICT skills
• shopping
• cooking
• opportunities to work in our sensory garden,
• Sports
• Performing Arts

How will I be assessed?

Flexibly, according to your individual needs, through continuous assessment and building portfolios of evidence.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is for students with learning difficulties who have attended a Special School or college. While there are no formal entry requirements, you will need to come for an interview and informal assessment to make sure that the course will meet your needs. Please apply early as places are limited. Students will normally have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, a S139A Moving on Plan, or an Education Health and Care Plan.

Are there opportunities for trips or fieldwork?

The course includes opportunities for cooking, sport, personal skills and other activities like swimming and art as well as planned trips and visits

These include a visit to The Beaulieu Countryside Trust, enterprise and community action projects among others.

What can I do next?             

Students may progress on to Skills for Independence, Practical Enterprise or Towards Wok 1 courses in college or courses on the community based learning programme. Others will follow their Person Centred Plan, and identify other opportunities they wish to pursue. Some students may move into supported living accommodation. Students could undertake
• voluntary work,
• work within the community with support,
• undertake work experience