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Skills for Independent Living in the Home Certificate at Entry 1 at Rotherham College

Course description

Being prepared for the world of work, developing your independence skills, enhancing your social skills and fostering a valuable role within the community can all be big steps to take. Futures at Rotherham College will guide and support you to achieving these goals and more.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn in small groups within our specialist facilities at both our Town Centre and Dinnington Campus. While studying with us you’ll gain hands-on experience from being involved in a variety of enterprise activities. Rotherham College will work with you to ensure your English, maths and ICT skills are the best they can be.

Through our Next Steps Passport you will widen your skills and have the chance to take part in extra activities to prepare you for the world of work. We will make sure that you are on the right course for your ability and aspirations and we will make sure that you have the support that you need to succeed.

Course content

The Independent Living course will develop the skills you need to live as independently as possible. During the course, you will learn how to make hot and cold drinks, how to make simple meals that are good for you, how to keep yourself safe, how to use public transport, build confidence and make choices about your life. While studying with us, we will work with you to ensure that your maths, English and ICT skills are the best that they can be. Through the Next Steps Passport, you will widen your skills and have the chance to take part in extra activities to prepare you for the world of work.

What will I study?

•Household skills including shopping and cooking

•Personal care and speaking up for yourself

•Personal development and leisure activities •How to catch the bus

•Maths, English and ICT

•Speaking and listening

What added value will I receive? 

•You will study in the specialist areas at our Town Centre Campus and at the campus in Dinnington

•You will have access to vocational area resources

•You can enjoy the refectory facilities, including a snooker table and the Wii

•We work with other agencies to develop work experience opportunities

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements but you must be able to work in a small group with support.


• You will be given feedback by your tutor

• You will provide lots of evidence of your learning and achievement with photographs and films

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

•You could progress on to the Skills for Independent Living in the Community Certificate at Entry 1

•You could progress to Entry Level 2 Independent Living Skills or move on to the Certificate in Using Your Employability Skills at Entry 2

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016
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    • Contact name:
    • The Enquiry Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 722858
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