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Adult Independent Living

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

Key features include:

  • Vocational training in retail, plus English and Maths
  • A period of work experience and voluntary conservation
  • Personal and social development skills including preparation for work, managing money, dealing with everyday problems, travelling on public transport, making lunch and working towards goals

Students will gain credits by completing units and, depending on the number of credits achieved, they can work towards gaining an Entry Level Award. Clear progression will be identified for students in line with their own aspirations.

Assessment: Completion of Coursework

Exam Board: OCNLR

  • What is the course about?

    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, practice 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 writing witness statements and taking photographs. 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, references from your previous placements and an EHCP.

  • What could this course lead to?

    Your course may lead to a Supported Internship, voluntary work, supported part-time employment or another adult college course.


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