Foundation Learning - Life Skills at Leeds City College
Foundation Learning courses are only available for students aged 16-24 with an EHCP.
This course is most suited to students who have a mild to moderate learning disability and/or who need support with managing emotions and behaviour. High levels of individual educational and pastoral support are provided.
The students who choose Life Skills are working on developing skills that will increase their level of independence. Typically they aspire to move into supported living and participate in their communities in volunteer roles.
Progress is highly personalised and learning activities are designed to enable each student to work towards individualised targets that are meaningful to him/her and in keeping with his or her goals and aspirations. Learning activities tend to be practical and the emphasis is on enjoyment. English and Maths skills are embedded into learning activities so learners can develop these skills in a functional way. Where appropriate, learners can gain English and Maths qualifications.
Learners can also develop skills by working within a college-based enterprise.
The course is designed for students aged sixteen or over and lasts for one year. At the end of the year, learners can remain on Life Skills for another two to three years or progress onto the Supported Employment course.
If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades 4-9 or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification. However, some students may be exempt from having to do English and Maths based on circumstances.
Your progress is assessed throughout the year.
Student aged 19-25 who have an EHCP in place will not have to pay for this course. There is no charge for 16-18 year old students.
At the end of the year, learners can remain on Life Skills for another two to three years or progress onto the Supported Employment course.
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.