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Learning for Living

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 72 weeks
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

 The course includes:

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·           Induction

·           Tutoring programme including Personal, Social & Health Education

·           Communication Skills

·           Numeracy and Literacy

·           Travel training and Community Awareness

·           Cooking (including snack cookery)

·           Options sessions in Drama, Art & Music 

·           Physical Education (sport, swimming, cycling) including Self Care

·           IT

There is a focus on community participation, as such lots of lessons take place outside of the college building using local facilities such as Better Leisure Centres. 

Example timetable:

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Course outline and what have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Attending college helps young people move towards adult status. This course if for students who have severe learning disabilities. We will support students to make independent choices and develop their communication, independent, personal and social skills, whilst developing self-confidence and personal awareness. This will be achieved through the timetabled curriculum and by having the opportunity to mix with and be part of a very diverse college community. Some students progress onto our Preparing for Adulthood or Learning for Work courses.

How will I learn?

Students will receive a timetable outlining their weekly lessons - see example above. Lessons will include classroom work, practical activities with embedded literacy & numeracy skills and community based learning.

How will I be assessed?

All students will have Education Health and Care Plans on which their Individual Learning Plans will be based, these are regularly reviewed and updated.

Students will work towards ASDAN Entry Level qualifications in Personal Progress, which are individually chosen based on students aspirations.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


Entrance Requirements: what qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

Students must have an Education Health and Care Plan, but there are no formal entry requirements. We will assess applicants' learning support needs before deciding whether to offer a place.

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a college application form or e-mail to arrange an appointment.