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Inclusive Learning

Preparation for Independent Living and Work Skills

ABOUT THIS COURSE

To provide the learners with the opportunities to explore a range of practical and contextualised activities based on their individual needs and interests for the purpose of developing self esteem & confidence, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, independent living, food preparation skills and the development of employability skills, such as social communication, personal progression and 21st century skills to prepare them for the workplace.

This course will develop the learners' fundamental literacy skills for constructing CV’s, writing application forms, emails and letters.

Students will develop skills for gaining employment, such as job searching and role playing under interview conditions, time management, money management and budgeting.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Ideally for learners at Entry 3.
Formal qualifications are not essential.
Learners will attend interview and English and Maths assessment.
For learners with an EHC plan, the college will require a formal consultation from their Local Authority.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an Awarding Body.

Some students complete a portfolio which records their progress and development using RARPA (Recognising and Recording Personal Achievement), these portfolios are internally verified.

Most students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Progression for each learner is individually planned.

If students successfully complete this programme of study they can progress onto another vocational pathway, Foundation learning, Supported Internship or mainstream options.

Some learners at the end of their academic journey will progress onto community Provision.

Progression subject to students meeting eligibility criteria.

STUDY METHODS

Learners will be assessed at the start of their course. Teaching and Learning will be differentiated to meet individual needs.

All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research completed by students with appropriate support.

You will be required to:

  • Undertake enterprise activities and fundraising events as part of the course.
  • Work as part of a team and support others.
  • Undertake specified work experience placements.
FEES

If you will be aged 16 to 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your studies and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be free.

You may be eligible for financial help to support with books, travel, course materials and childcare costs – please click here for more information.

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

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020 7565 1200
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
London W5 5EW

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020 7565 1200
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

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020 7565 1200
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