Bridging Life Skills at St Vincent College
This is the first of a 2-3 year course for students with moderate learning difficulties who would benefit from learning skills for life, living and work.
The course is full-time over five days per week. Students follow a curriculum that includes the following subjects:
Number, ICT and Communication Skills
Drama, Dance and Music Studies
Sport and Active Leisure
In addition they will learn and use key life/independence skills such as:
Washing and Ironing
Using Public Transport
Qualifications gained will include the following:
- BTEC Certificate in Skills for Independence and Work (Entry 1/2)
- English Speaking Board
- Functional Skills
The course is taught by specialist staff from the Learning Support Unit and from teachers in cross-college disciplines. Students are supported by LSAs in the classroom in all lessons.
The Bridging Course students will be encouraged to participate in the following:
- Residential Course (approximately 3 – 5 days duration)
- Work Experience (1 week)
- Next Steps (Careers Conference)
The College offers all students the opportunity to spend time in college with the course of their choice. If you are interested in spending some time with us before the start of the course, please do not hesitate to make contact and this will be arranged to suit your commitments. Ask parents or schools to contact us for details.
* This information can be made available on tape.
No formal entry requirements.
• The course is portfolio based and is internally assessed then externally moderated
• There are no formal examinations
Students usually progress on to the college Bridging course: ‘Towards Independence’.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Vincent College directly.