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Life Skills Programmes

Life Skills can be studies at Entry Level 2 and/or 3. Once you have applied, we will talk to you about which level you will start at. 

 

Life Skills Entry Level 2

This one year course is for students progressing from special schools with moderate difficulties and disabilities. Students may progress to the Entry Level 3 course. Work experience is a compulsory element.

 

All students will do the following:

  • Functional Skills in English, ICT and Maths at the relevant level
  • Independent living skills including managing money, planning and going on trips, making a simple meal, sport, healthy eating
  • Work experience – up to 2 weeks work experience. Work experience can be near to home and our past students have worked for Tesco, British Heart Foundation charity shops and Marks and Spencer food hall
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning shop
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning vegetarian café, ‘Apple Tree Café'
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning gardenExam Board: OCNLR/City & Guilds

 

Life Skills Entry Level 3

This one year course is for students with moderate learning difficulties and disabilities who have a higher level of independence. Work experience is a compulsory element. Students will learn to travel around London in a fun and educational way. The course stretches students to become more independent away from familiar home areas. Students may be able to progress to an internship or mainstream education eg Skills for Vocational Studies (Level 1 certificate).

 

All students will do the following:

  • Functional Skills in English, ICT and Maths at the relevant level
  • Independent living skills including managing money, planning and going on trips, making a simple meal, sport, healthy eating
  • Work experience – up to 2 weeks work experience. Work experience can be near to home and our past students have worked for Tesco, British Heart Foundation charity shops and Marks and Spencer food hall
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning shop ‘Serious Snacks’
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning vegetarian café, ‘Apple Tree Café’
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning garden

 

Exam Board: OCNLR/City & Guilds


  • How much does the course cost?

    Cooking: £30 per term. Course resources including printing and photocopying: £30 per year.

  • What will I study and learn?

    Functional Skills in English, IT and Maths, Independent Living Skills including:

    - Managing money
    - Planning and going on trips 
    - Making a simple meal
    - Health & fitness
    - Working as a volunteer
    - Work experience
    - Travel training

  • How is the course assessed?

    You will complete a series of assessed assignments throughout the course, together with practical work in literacy, numeracy and IT.

  • What skills will I need for the course?

    You will need to be motivated with a mature outlook to pass qualifications that will enable you to progress to other courses within Supported Learning, mainstream courses or Project Search.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum Requirements - successful interview, satisfactory reference and completed Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).

  • What could the course lead to in education or careers?

    Each learner is encouraged to think about what they would like to do in the future and to concentrate on maintaining a high level of attendance and punctuality in all lessons as well as working hard to complete all the qualifications needed to progress. In the past students from Supported Learning have progressed to: Construction, Carpentry, Childcare, Hospitality and Catering, ICT, Project Search or within Supported Learning to the Adult Independent Living group.

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