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. You will work towards an Award qualification once you have taken part in an assessment.
This course is run over three days and will give you the opportunity to explore what you are good at and what skills you need to develop for work.
You will have regular group and individual tutorials. Your tutor may arrange a work placement for you if appropriate.
Some of your learning will take place in the community and you will run a small business in College. You will also have your own personal targets to work towards.
Literacy will include speaking and listening, reading and writing. Numeracy will include counting, use of money, using a calculator, adding and subtracting, weighing and measuring. You will develop your computer skills.
You will work towards the Edexcel Independence and Work Certificate Entry 2 or 3, College certificates for English or maths or English Speaking Board.
All applicants must have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or apply for one in order to attend at this level.
You should be working at Entry Level 2 of the Adult Core Curriculum and have the skills to follow all Health and Safety rules in college.
You should have the potential to develop your communication, literacy and numeracy skills to support your independence and increase your work skills.
You should be willing to develop your independent travelling and vocational skills. You may get extra help to do this.
You will be expected to work as part of a team and take part in practical learning.
Black trousers and appropriate shoes for learners working in the kitchen
Students will be assessed by completing practical activities.
All participants need to have an Education Health Care Plans or apply for one in order to attend a course at this level.
Applications can be made direct to the college or via Social Workers, Careers Connect.
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.
Student will take part in the Snack Hatch enterprise at College, as part of work experience to help build learners employability skills.
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
Students may progress to Prep 4 Work, vocational college courses or Adult Services.
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You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:
Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 24th June 2022
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:
The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.
For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form