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Learning for Living Entry Level at Leicester College

Course description

The Learning for Living programme recognises that you are an individual and that everyone has different interests, strengths, abilities, and needs.The course provides you with a learning programme that's personally tailored to you. English, maths, communication, and ICT are all embedded within the modules, and learning is at a level and pace that is suitable to help you develop your skills. Learning takes place in a meaningful and practical way with appropriate resources using pictures, photographs, symbols and familiar words to support learning. The programme delivers a wide range of modules to capture interests and develop both social, personal and work skills, in order for you to become more independent in all aspects of your life.

Course content

The course has a structured timetable with over 20 modules that will include both compulsory units and optional units. These include cooking, gardening, sport, drama, digital photography, and office skills. These modules will help you to achieve your targets and life goals. This course is very much hands on and focuses on increasing your independence and communication. You are at the centre of the education process, and personalising the curriculum according to your needs and supporting your welfare is at the heart of what we do. At the end of your first year, if you make progress and attend regularly, you will be invited to apply for a second year. During this second year you will prepare for your adulthood goals. Your timetable will reflect your personal aspirations and support will be given to help you work towards your maximum level of independence.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need a reference from your last school or college that demonstrates a willingness to progress and an attendance rate of at least 90%. You will be invited to attend an interview, supported by staff from your school, college, parents or carer, to identify your hopes, wishes and aspirations for the future and to determine the content of your programme and discuss any topics further. We will need to see your Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Financial information

Material fee £100.00.

Future opportunities

During your final year you will take part in a moving on programme which will help you to prepare for what happens when College ends. You may progress on to other programmes within the College, sheltered or paid employment or into independent/supported living according to your aspiration and EHC plan.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be invited to attend an interview at the College which will give you the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements. You will also be able to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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