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Skills for Life & Work

Skills for Life & Work

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If you are a young adult or school leaver with learning difficulties and you would like to improve your independence and social skills then this course will help you.

Course details

You will develop the skills to make decisions to cope with your daily life as an adult. You will work towards individual goals for literacy and numeracy as well as increasing the social skills that you will use in everyday situations. You will be encouraged to identify your strengths as well as the skills to be developed. You will have regular group and individual tutorials to help you do this. Literacy and Numeracy are developed through practical activities. Numeracy will include counting, the use of money, telling the time, weighing and measuring. Literacy will include speaking and listening as well as reading social sight signs. Some learning will take place out in the community and visits to places of interest are an important part of the course. You will learn in a small group and will have support at all times. You may work towards ABC Certificate Personal and Social Development (E2) and/or college certificates for individual goals. College certificates for Numeracy and communications and an English Speaking Board qualification if appropriate.

Entry guidelines

You should be working between Pre-Entry (Milestones 7) and Entry Level 2 of the Adult Core Curriculum and have the skills to follow single step instructions in order to remain safe. You must also demonstrate the appropriate adult behaviour in line with attending a Further Education College. You should have the potential to develop communication and life skills to support daily living and increase your level of independence. You need to have the commitment to take part in all learning activities. Working as part of a small group is of high importance for this course. You may be asked to practice your skills at home and it would help if someone could help you to do this.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Leaners will complete an initial assessment based on maths and english.

Additional Information

Application for this course can be made direct to the course tutor or through a Specialist Careers Adviser or Social Worker / Carer. Your tutor will work with you to identify your particular learning and support needs to assist you in studying on this course.
Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Learners can progress onto Future Options course to work on emplyability skills.

When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref Q024J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    Wednesday 10:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    Friday 10:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref Q024K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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