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Personal Progress Entry Level 1 Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

This course is designed specifically for students with moderate to severe learning difficulties who may also have disabilities. It supports students to develop the skills needed to live a more independent life and to move on to a further entry level course. If you would like to learn more skills in a supported environment, then this course might suit you.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • practical skills and creative activities
  • personal, social and health education
  • communicating with others and using computers
  • independent and group project work
  • units including meal preparation and basic numeracy

On the course you will:

  • take part in cookery and other practical life skills
  • improve your skills in communication, numeracy and ICT
  • design and make your own pieces of art
  • take part in a range of extracurricular activities including Sports and Fitness, Cheerleading and Dance (with some public performances)

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but students need to be able to take part in group work and to have learnt some basic skills such as counting. Applications to the course must be made with the assistance of your careers adviser and school and be supported by an ECHP*.

Applicants will be invited for a practical assessment at the college. Suitable candidates will be notified and parents and school will be contacted to assist with information that will inform the application process. Successful applicants later take part in an introduction to the course before the summer holidays.

*Education Care & Health Plan


This course is assessed through a portfolio of evidence that you will create to show what you have achieved during your time on the course. This portfolio will be used so that you will gain the Edexcel Entry 1 Certificate in Personal Progress.

Future opportunities

The aim is for you to achieve skills, confidence and qualifications at Entry Level 1 which will enable you to progress to further study on Entry Level programmes or supported employment. You will receive support in planning your progression options after the course.

Further information

Classes are small to help with individual needs and support. The college Learning Support Practitioners will be on hand to provide group support during lesson time and breaks. Where necessary they will be able to take care of any personal needs. You may also need to consider your arrangements for getting to and from college and discuss this with your careers advisor.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.