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Adult Independent Living

Minimum Requirements - successful interview and satisfactory reference.

This course is for young adults with learning disabilities aged 19-25.

Key Features:

• Vocational training in retail and voluntary work along with English & Maths

• A period of work experience

• Personal and social development skills including preparation for work, managing money, dealing with everyday problems, travelling on public transport and working towards goals

• Living independently. 

  • What is the course about?

    This course is for young adults with learning disabilities, aged 19-25. It gives you a chance to become more independent, gain work skills, practise travelling in the community and meet new friends.

  • What will I study and learn?

    You will study Maths and English as well as independent living skills. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to do work experience in the college's Serious Snacks shop and in an external company.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Students will do practical activities, complete assignments and some will take assessments. Staff will fully prepare you and monitor your work by taking photos, writing witness statements and videoing you. Subject teachers will negotiate targets with you and your parents/carers will be invited to attend a review in the spring term.

    When you leave you will receive a college certificate, in addition to any external certificates (OCNLR entry 1, 2 or 3). 

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    You will need a successful interview and references from your previous placements.

  • What could this course lead to?

    Your course may lead to Project Search, voluntary work, supported part-time employment or another adult college course.

  • Further Information:

    If you would like further information please contact curriculum manager Anne Timothy on 0208 607 8230.


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To Apply or Enquire

If you are interested in applying please fill out an application form. If you require more information please do not hesitate in sending us your queries via our enquiry form. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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