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Life Skills Award/Certificate in Personal Progression Entry Level at Weymouth College

Course description

This course is for students with learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to develop their confidence and learn to become more independent. Skills will be developed to help individuals look after themselves; build confidence through teamwork and be involved with the local community. Students will have personalised timetables with individual learning outcomes and an appropriate level of support to help them develop their skills. There is full-time support by a member of staff outside of workshop times, during breaks and to ensure that students get their transport home at the end of the day.

Course content

Students will study the Diploma in Personal Progress qualification and will gain practical skills through work experience in the College retail shops and garden centre. • Develop communication, writing, money and ICT skills • Develop skills for the workplace • Work experience in the College garden centre and retail shops • Personal grooming and how to care about your appearance for work and social situations • Develop community participation skills such as getting out and about • Engage with the world around through meeting people, attending events and visits to various attractions • Two-night residential outing to have fun and develop team skills • A chance to take part in activities such as sport, art and cookery.

Entry requirements

No qualifications are required, but students need the drive and commitment to complete the course, work to the best of their abilities and to achieve a good attendance record.


The course is assessed through a portfolio of evidence, including witness statements from tutors and photographs.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing this course, progression may be possible to a full-time course such as Futures.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weymouth College directly.

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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