The Independent Living course aims to help you learn skills for more independent living and to help you discover your future choices for living a full life in your community.
The Independent Living course aims to help you learn skills for more independent living and to help you discover your future choices for living a full life in your community. You will probably have had some college experience already on the Personal Progress course. You will have an individual learning plan and take part in practical activities that help you develop skills for more independent living. You will spend 1 day a week out of college with some of our off site partners. You will also be able to take part in a range of vocational options. English, Maths and ICT skills will be developed as appropriate.
This course will suit you if you are a young person with a learning difficulty or disability and learn best with a high level of support in a small group. You are likely to have an EHCP.
The course is 4 days a week. It usually takes a year to complete this course and together we would decide where you could progress to.
Your Individual learning plan is key to helping you progress. You may also work on some qualification units which may include;
Making Choices, Looking After Yourself and Your Home, Basic Cooking Techniques, Making a Simple Meal, Keeping Fit and Healthy, Outdoor Pursuits, Living in the Community.
No formal entry requirements.
Many young people progress onto community activities they have learned about on this course, others progress onto a higher level course in college, for example the Supported Work Skills course.
You will be asked to take part in a residential which has a cost. You may be entitled to help from the Learner Support fund to help pay for this.