Personal Progress - Entry Level 1 Diploma LL - Next Step at Harrow College
Students with learning difficulties or disabilities operating below Entry level and who have completed the Learning Links - Starting Out course.
There will be a core of Communications, ICT and Numeracy with options such as Business Enterprise, Catering or Horticulture. There may also be an opportunity to take part in independent travel training and to participate in a work placement. Internal work experience activities, such as the LLDD stationery shop, a lunch service and horticulture sales provide a basis for the development of life and work skills within the supported environment of the College. The course is accredited by the ASDAN Diploma in Personal Progress.
Students will be operating at Milestone 6 or over (see below) and will show a willingness to participate in all aspects of the course including travel training and work skills.
Communication, receptive and expressive: At Milestone 6, the learner will attend to and respond about familiar topics, using words or AAC in a 1:1 or small group context; learners will be able to demonstrate that they are paying attention; to follow 3 key concepts; to initiate and maintain short conversations; and to ask simple questions. At this stage the learner will begin to use prepositions, pronouns and a wider range of communication and try to repair breakdowns in communication by repetition or by getting help.
Reading: At Milestone 6, the learner will recognise up to 5 words, symbols and/or images when following an account; understand that written words represent words or signs that can be spoken and/or signed; distinguish between words and other forms of AAC, track words in order; match objects and images to symbols and words; recognise a few letters of the alphabet and match letters and short words.
Writing: At Milestone 6, learners will demonstrate understanding that words have meaning. They will use words and/or symbols to communicate; trace or copy letter shapes; write in correct order and begin to write their own name.
There will be continual assessment of a portfolio of work which will be externally moderated.
Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.
Supported employment, Entry level courses or other training.
Equipment or materials:
Pen, pencil and other stationery items. Students may need suitable clothing for some of the activities.
There are trips arranged throughout the year including an optional residential trip. Students will be given plenty of notice of the trips and costs.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harrow College directly.