Foundation Studies-Independent Living Skills - Walford
Shane Wilkes, Course, E3 Living Independently.
What is the best part about your course?
“I get to spend time with my friends and lessons are enjoyable.”
What would you say to anyone thinking of doing the course?
“Do it because it’s fun, the teachers are nice to work with.”
This programme offers a range of learners the opportunity to study from Entry Level 1 through to Entry Level 3 and designed for 16-24 year old learners. The units on offer are designed to address the needs of learners working at Entry Level, particularly those with learning difficulties and disabilities.
The qualifications ensure that all learners are given the same opportunities to access appropriate and relevant education and improve their life chances by providing a foundation for lifelong learning. This focuses on transferable social and life skills which are essential for living and working in the community.
These qualifications will benefit both those starting out towards independent living, by raising awareness and developing skills around the issues that they are likely to face, alongside those that are already some way to achieving this goal and need to develop further skills in certain areas.
This is a full time course and as an entry level learner you will study classes in Cookery, Transport and Travel, Living in the Community, Health and Hygiene and Making Choices.
All Entry learners get to choose an enrichment activity and many take up a work placement on the days that they are not in College. The curriculum is also enhanced by following English, maths functional skills where you will be taught in small groups by a lecturer and a learning support assistant.