Independent Living Skills

  • Entry 3 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

Our courses will help develop your personal and social skills and gain confidence to become more independent. Future job roles include working as a volunteer or in supported or unsupported employment such as kitchen / cafe assistant, pet shop / garden assistant or porter.

You will be taught in small groups by a dedicated team of highly experienced staff. Our Specialist Support department offers help and support to you if you have an additional need or a disability such as sight loss, dyslexia or hearing loss.

This course is suitable if you are a school leaver or young person with learning difficulties, who needs to develop your skills and confidence in a supported setting.

Successful completion of the course should enable you to demonstrate that you have the personal skills, qualities and attitudes needed by employers or tutors, enabling you to progress to the next academic level.

Modules may include:

  • Personal safety and self advocacy
  • Assessing financial services
  • Accessing the countryside
  • Environmental issues
  • Citizenship and sustainability
  • Accessing helping services and volunteering
  • Independent living

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

This programme is offered to school leavers and young adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Places on the course are allocated subject to receiving suitable references from a previous educational establishment and attending an interview.

As demand for places is high, we arrange a ‘transition session’ to ensure we have the right course for the right individual. You will attend an interview and complete some basic literacy and numeracy assessments.

Progress to mainstream or supported learning programmes, such as:

  • Level 1 Extended Certificate in WorkSkills
  • Level 1 Certificate Computer Users
  • Entry Level 3 Diploma Life and Living Skills

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course is suitable if you are a school leaver or young person with learning difficulties, who needs to develop your skills and confidence in a supported setting.

Successful completion of the course should enable you to demonstrate that you have the personal skills, qualities and attitudes needed by employers or tutors, enabling you to progress to the next academic level. Modules include:

  • Personal safety and self advocacy
  • Assessing financial services
  • Accessing the countryside
  • Environmental issues
  • Citizenship and sustainability
  • Accessing helping services and volunteering
  • Independent living

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

This programme is offered to school leavers and young adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Places on the course are allocated subject to receiving suitable references from a previous educational establishment and attending an interview.

As demand for places is high, we arrange a ‘transition session’ to ensure we have the right course for the right individual. You will attend an interview and complete some basic literacy and numeracy assessments.

Progress to mainstream or supported learning programmes, such as:

  • Level 1 Extended Certificate in WorkSkills
  • Level 1 Certificate Computer Users
  • Entry Level 3 Diploma Life and Living Skills

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Cowbridge Road, Bridgend

This is one of our busier campuses and is located within walking distance of Bridgend town centre. It offers a wide range of courses from Childhood Studies and Fashion to Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Travel and Independent Living Skills.

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