Course Details

Providing the means to explore and develop the valuable skills required for independence and employability. The course has been designed for students to boost their independence and confidence, tailored around the individual student to provide a supported progression to the next stage of their lives. The course focuses on developing social skills, independence in the home and introducing attributes needed for work.It also encourages and supports student progression to higher courses.

Entry Requirements

An interest in becoming more independent and developing skills for work. Suitability for the programme will be assessed both before joining the programme and during the first six weeks of the course.

Career options

Students can stay on the course and complete year 2. After this students can leave college and move to supported employment or progress to the Skills for Work course.

Skills for Independence 1

Five highlights

  • 1 Chichester College has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted
  • 2 The programme allows students to develop work and life skills.
  • 3 Students are supported both in and out of class according to their needs
  • 4 Regular progress reviews with parents, carers and other professionals.
  • 5 Work experience within the college

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • OCR Life and Living Certificate at Entry level 2


Your course will cost

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Are you under 19 on the 31st August this year?
Are you in receipt of JSA or ESA Work Related Activity Group, or are you in receipt of a State Benefit and currently unemployed and seeking employment?
Are you getting a SFE loan for this course?
Course code Location Course length Start date
SLD220BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019
SLD220CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

In Year 1 you will work towards a certificate in Life and Living at Entry 2 and in Year 2 a Diploma in Live and Living Entry 2. The main areas of study are: How to increase independence at home and college; Thinking about goals in life and how to meet them; Skills to help make friends and understand relationships; Building confidence with going to the shops and using money and making choices about what to buy; Learning meal preparation skills which can be used at home and making healthy choices; Maths, English and ICT; Keeping safe at work and in the community; Developing skills needed for work; How to make a positive contribution to the community; Follow a travel training course to develop road safety and travel awareness.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in small classes with the support of a learning assistant.

How will I be assessed?

Assignments will be assessed in different ways. This may be by talking about your work. It may also be by observing you when you are working on a practical project such as cooking a meal. You may also show what you know by completing written assignments in class.

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