Independent Living Entry Level at Sheffield College
The Independent Living course is designed for young people with learning difficulties, offering practical learning experiences for life and work both on college premises and in and around Sheffield.
Students can also develop their functional skills as appropriate. Students work in small groups with a high level of support from learning disability specialists.
Students have individual support plans and 2 multi-agency reviews a year, to help with support, reviewing and planning. We aim to foster good working relationships with the key people in student’s lives, including family, carers, support workers and other professionals involved.
This a one year full time course for students who need to prepare and plan for their future. This could involve developing skills that will help in their move to independent living.
Some students then progress to the Supported Work Skills Entry 3 or other Foundation Learning Courses within or outside the college.
An interview to discuss the student’s support needs would be required.
No formal entry requirements.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
By the end of the course we aim for students to be better equipped to deal with choosing, planning and managing real aspects of their own life and support.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other applicants can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website ww.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.