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Learning for Living at Colchester Institute

Course description

This course is for learners who have severe or complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities and require a high level of additional support. It is designed to enable learners to make independent choices, develop their personal and social skills and to communicate effectively.

Delivery is through a learner centred approach involving a wide range of activities. This includes a high volume of practical based sessions, learning in the community and small group work.

Course content

Access to a wide range of specialist resources and facilities provides exciting opportunities for learners to develop their skills in an active environment. Resources include cafe and training kitchens, sensory equipment, independent living bungalow, specialist workshops and facilities to support the development of horticultural skills*.

Learners will have the opportunity to follow a personalised learning programme within Foundation Learning.  Key components include the development of the following:

  • Communication
  • Cognitive and IT Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Shopping and Cooking
  • Using the Local Community
  • Art and Craft
  • Enterprise
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Drama/Music
  • Horticulture

*Please note: Resources/facilities may vary between campuses.

Entry requirements

Course offer is subject to a successful interview and initial assessment. In addition, learners need to show a commitment and willingness to work towards agreed goals, and participate in all of the course activities.

Future opportunities

Part- time supported or sheltered employment.

Following completion of the Learning for Living course it may be possible for learners to progress on to another adult Foundation Learning programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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