The Skills for Independence course will focus on developing social and communication skills, independence in the home and introducing attributes needed for work.
It will encourage and support student progression to higher courses by enabling individuals to function meaningfully, productively and as independently as possible within their communities.
The course will also provide an environment and a range of opportunities where students can develop their skills in a supportive and nurturing environment where there is no fear of failure. This will include enterprise ventures and competitions.
- Communication skills
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Personal presentation
- Accessing the community
- Positive relationships leading to an optimum quality of life
- Developing English and maths skills
An interest in becoming more independent and developing skills for independence.
Suitability for the programme will be assessed by observations and transition reviews before joining college, at interview and during the first four weeks of the course.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.