Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
The course is designed to develop independence in line with the recognised Preparing for Adulthood agenda. It will assist learners to develop skills and knowledge related to personal development such personal hygiene, basic cooking, road safety, accessing facilities in the community, healthy exercise, employability through enterprises with emphasis on improving learners communication skills.
The programme of study will include Maths, English and IT development alongside the practical subjects. The course follows the independence route, enhancing prior learning to support each learner to become as independent as possible.
There are no formal entry requirements; however, suitability and assessments will be discussed at interview and based on individual circumstances.
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.
Some 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 or or if they are not yet ready will do RARPA English and Maths qualifications.
If students successfully complete this programme of study they can progress onto Year 2 or 3 options within Inclusive Learning. The options are:
- Enterprise and Horticulture Year 2
- Preparation for Work or further education Year 3
Progression subject to students meeting eligibility criteria for programme applied for.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and supported research.