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Promoting Independence - Entry Level at College of West Anglia

Course description

The Bridge to Independence courses are programmes of further education for students with severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The courses are designed for young adults who have the potential to progress and the enthusiasm to continue learning in a safe and supported setting.The aim of the Promoting Independence course is to introduce students to the skills which would be necessary to live independently/semi-independently. The course is designed to give the students experience in looking after themselves and their own home. The curriculum also allows for the students to continue to learn functional English and Maths.

Entry requirements

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, learners are required to show a positive attitude to learning. Following a successful interview a taster session will be arranged. This will provide a further opportunity to assess whether the programme will be able to meet the needs of the student.


Assessment is an on-going process and is regular throughout the academic year.Initially students are assessed on an individual basis by their tutors. Progress is measured through subject specific targets and through the verification of completed units. Subject specific targets are agreed with the student according to their own individual needs. These targets are regularly reviewed and updated via the online PDP system. Students are given the opportunity to log in and view their own targets and progress regularly

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

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: 04 October 2017
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