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Skills for Independent Living - Entry Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This course is specifically designed for young people with severe/moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who require further support and guidance in developing personal and social skills.

The course content covers independent living skills, community awareness, working with others and money management.

Course content

  • Personal awareness
  • Personal safety
  • Safety in the community
  • Health and hygiene
  • Understanding relationships
  • Make a simple meal
  • Independent living
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


You will be assessed on your portfolio work.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could choose to undertake voluntary work or utilise your new skills by gaining supported employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

Key information


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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.