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Learning for Living Entry Level 1 Certificate Yr 1 at Hertford Regional College

Course description

A programme for young people with complex and severe learning difficulties whose priority is to develop their communication skills, increase participation and develop the social, personal and practical independence skills they need to live as independently as possible in the future. All students now have at least 4 days provision. For complex needs students this may be 5 days a week.

Course content

The curriculum is structured into 4 Learning areas: Community Inclusion, Employment, Independent Living, Health and Wellbeing. The course will guide you to develop skills in a range of subjects. These will include:

  • Maths, English and ICT
  • Skills for life and work
  • Independent living skills
  • Personal and social development

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements as individual diagnostic assessments will be carried out to assess learners' needs, levels and suitability for the course


Assessment is portfolio based and is continuous throughout the year.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

You may potentially progress to further suitable courses in your programme of study.

Further information

Additional Activities 

You will have the opportunity to take part in additional activities, including training to use public transport where appropriate.

The Department of Children, Care and Education welcomes learners with disabilities and/or difficulties and aims to provide the most effective support to help them achieve their goals.  In supporting this aim, we endeavour to be flexible and match the support to each learner's individual needs.

What will I need? 

A4 note pad, pen, memory stick and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Road: Ware is accessible from A10, just off of the M25 (Junction 25) and the A414 from Harlow.

      Buses: a regular bus service runs to our Ware Campus (listed as Hertford Regional College) including:

      724 from Harlow                          approx 20 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross     approx 50 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                 approx 10 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Ware station to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted.

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Ware – 42 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Ware – 46 minutes