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Foundation Route to Independent Living & Work OCN Entry Level 3 at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This course is for young people and 16-25 who have attended a school or college provision for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, studying at pre-entry level and/or entry level 1 and who are likely to need continued support throughout their working life.The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunities to develop transferable communication skills and generic work skills. Classes are small, enabling students to work at their own level and speed. Students attend weekly tutorials and reviews are held with students, parents/carers and relevant support agencies to discuss and plan future steps.

Course content

You will do lots of practical work and will cover lots of different skills including:Accessing Leisure ServicesHealth and SafetyUndertaking an EnterpriseUsing Communication Skills in the WorkplaceCookingICTEmbedded maths and EnglishSupported Work ExperienceDue to the range of options available within this qualification this course can be tailored to suit learners needs and abilities. Our highly qualified teaching staff also provide excellent pastoral support and advice and work closely with the college's support team.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications for this course and no pressure of exams. Instead work and progress will be assessed continuously, and in-house certificates will be awarded.


You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:ObservationsWitness/ employer testimoniesTests/ examinations (mainly for maths and English)product evidence (work produced)

Financial information

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

When you have completed the Entry Level 3 course you may be able to move on to a Level 1 course or you can progress into voluntary or paid work.FE Choices may also be the option for you, if you would like to continue to develop a range of skills, whilst you decide where your future truly lies.

Further information

We offer a selection of OCN West Midlands qualifications in addition to Functional Skills and Progression Unit qualifications. Diploma in Living Independently Diploma in Developing Employability Skills.

Attendance on Study Programmers is usually timetabled as three to four days a week.

You may be expected to attend additional times and days for work experience, and so will need to be flexible.

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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    • Located in South Wigston, our £43million college campus has everything you need all in one place!

      • Purpose-built Engineering facility
      • Construction Workshops
      • Hair & Beauty Salons – open to the public
      • Gym
      • Eating Place, including an onsite Costa Coffee
      • Library
      • Onsite nursery
      • Multi-faith room
      • Student Lounge

      Subjects available to study include:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Accounting
      • Business
      • Child Development and Education
      • Computing & IT
      • Construction
      • Engineering
      • FE Choices
      • Foundation Learning
      • Hair & Beauty
      • Health & Social Care
      • Media & Games Design
      • Motor Vehicle
      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about South Leicestershire College:

      0116 264 3535