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Learning for Independent Living and Work: Skills Builder at West Thames College

Course description

Our Supported Learning courses have very high success rates with good progression to mainstream courses. Supported Learning students benefit from small class sizes, work experience opportunities (e.g. with GlaxoSmithKline) and a varied and stimulating enrichment programme. Students have access to state of the art equipment and well-designed purpose built areas conducive to learning.

Our courses are designed for all abilities and will build confidence, independence, social and personal skills in a supportive environment.

This course is for young people with learning disabilities who would benefit from learning in a small group in a supportive environment. Students will learn about their community and build up confidence towards independent living and skills for life.

Course content

Students on this course will:

  • Learn about their community
  • Build up confidence towards independent living and skills for life
  • Improve basic skills and gain a City & Guilds numeracy and literacy qualification
  • Develop creative and IT skills
  • Gain an Edexcel qualification in personal and social development
  • Gain enterprise skills in the college's cafe business.

Work experience plays an important part in the course.

Supported learning courses have a varied and stimulating enrichment programme, including local visits using public transport, sport and social opportunities, and a coffee shop run by supported learning students.

Entry requirements

You will have an interview with the course tutor to be sure the course is right for you.

For more information, please contact the course secretary for Supported Learning on 020 8326 6492.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

Students may move on to Skills for Working Life courses or supported employment.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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