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Foundation (Dolgellau) - Independent Living Skills at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

This is the ideal course for you if you would like to try out a variety of learning opportunities that will help you with living skills, self-care skills, numeracy, literacy, information technology and communication.

There will also be opportunities to work in the community and improve self-confidence.

The options within the Foundation Course include:

  • Woodwork
  • Cooking
  • Hairdressing and Beauty
  • Gardening and Conservation.
  • Health and Fitness.
  • Enterprise
  • Art, Craft, Ceramics and Photography
  • Performing Arts

There will also be sessions designed by ‘Touch Trust’ Company, which is recognized nationally for its success in nurturing the physical, emotional and social needs of individuals.

Course content

You will be taught in small, bilingual groups and there will be support staff in the classrooms with the tutors.

You will have a Review every term and you will have a tutorial session every week with your personal tutor. During these sessions you will be setting your own targets, with the support of your tutors. This will help you to reach your full potential, and to move on easily to your next step following college.

There is also an opportunity to contribute to the “Menter Mellt’ enterprise business, as well as participate in the Millennium Volunteers project.

Entry requirements

There are no academic entry requirements. Before we offer you a place on the course, we will decide if the provision meets your needs.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


You will be mainly working towards the BTEC Edexcel and Agored Pre–entry to Entry Level 2 qualifications.

The assessment methods will be adapted to suit your learning needs.

Future opportunities

At the end of the course, there is opportunities for progression to either:

  • Supported employment or
  • other college courses or
  • training

Careers Wales, Social Services and the college will work together to ensure that you get plenty of support when moving on from college.

Career opportunities

  • Employment
  • Further courses


Further information

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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