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Promoting Independence - Diploma entry Level 1 at East Surrey College

Course description

This course provides a full-time, 1 year, Edexcel accredited programme for students aged 16 – 24 years old with complex needs. Consultations are held with parents and carers, and observation of students preferred learning styles are carried out. In response to this, students will then have the opportunity to follow a personal programme within the group context. The use of TEACHH and Intensive Interaction techniques help manage change and develop students’ decision making skills. The course will also help develop skills for community living and engagement, and involvement and integration in students’ daily lives.

Course content

Units/topics covered:
 Communication Skills
 Functional Skills Maths & English
 Skills for the Workplace & Independent Living
 Creative Group Projects

Entry requirements

Interview and assessment of:
 Educational Health and Care Plans
 College references
 Statement of special educational needs
 Learning difficulty assessment


All units/topics will be assessed within the college using a variety of appropriate methods.

Financial information

If you are aged 24 or over and studying a Level 3 or 4 qualification and a different course fee has been shown, you may be able to access a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Visit for more information and to apply.
If you are 19 or over the full published fees apply unless you qualify for a concessionary fee.
Contact Client Services for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility. Please be aware there may be additional costs for materials.

Future opportunities

Students will experience more engagement with the world and community around them. Some students may progress to Entry 2 in the following academic year.

Further information

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If you have any outstanding queries please contact our Client Services team on 01737 788444.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Surrey College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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