Passport to Independence – Independent Living and Employability
Full time course
This is a course for young people aged 18–24 with additional learning needs. Learners progress to this course within the department from other Foundation programmes.
The main aim of the qualification is to develop self-confidence, with an emphasis on physical and emotional development, independent living and employment, to prepare learners for leaving college. This programme helps learners achieve a smooth transition from college to the next step in their adult life, whether this be employment or independent living in the community.
What will I study?
Learners will undertake skills to support them becoming independent adults. Learners will study independent cooking skills, explore opportunities for work and independence and improve literacy and numeracy.
Maths and English
Literacy and numeracy will be embedded throughout the course and learners will have the opportunity to upskill in these areas.
Learners will take part in voluntary/community work placements and experience.
Learners will undertake essential skills and learn how to work as part of a team as well as independently; these are essential skills that employers look for.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Learners will work in small groups with a qualified member of staff and a support worker, according to individual needs. Learners are assessed as to their requirements prior to starting and on course, in order to ensure they are placed in the group that is right for them.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners will meet with their personal tutor on a regular basis in order to review progress and agree targets so that progress can be measured and learners challenged to achieve their best.
Are there any extra costs?
A materials fee of £250.
What can I do next?
Learners can progress on to other courses that help develop skills and aid towards long-term goals, including supported internships.
What are my career options?
The potential to find employment
There may be the opportunity to study additional qualifications as part of your study programme.
What do I need to join?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course and learners will be operating at a level that is appropriate for them, between Entry 3 and Level 1.