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Independent Living - Entry Level 1 at Dudley College

Course description

The aim of this course is to help learners improve practical, interpersonal and social skills used for day-to-day living. The qualification is aimed at learners who seek an entry level qualification that will:

  • Assist in development of personal and work-related skills
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills
  • Provide opportunities for learning by experience
  • Develop mental and physical coordination, dexterity, mobility and build confidence
  • Provide the necessary skills towards living independently and being part of the community
  • Develop vocational skills.

Course content

The aim of this course is to help learners improve practical, interpersonal and social skills used for day-to-day living. The qualification is aimed at learners who seek an entry level qualification that will:

  • Assist in development of personal and work-related skills
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills
  • Provide opportunities for learning by experience
  • Develop mental and physical coordination, dexterity, mobility and build confidence
  • Provide the necessary skills towards living independently and being part of the community
  • Develop vocational skills.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Prior to enrolment on this course, you will need to have an initial assessment in English and/or maths. This will ensure that you are enrolled on the right level of course to succeed and help us to identify and provide any support that you might need.

Assessment

Learners produce a portfolio of evidence with assistance of the assessor. Each section has a variety of units within it.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

Step Up Entry Level 2 in a vocational area of interest/need.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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