E3 Independent Living Skills


A one year foundation course to support you in gaining the skills for further education, voluntary or paid work and independent life.

This course is very practical and hands-on with lots of opportunities to develop skills in a practical environment. Your skills are assessed through various methods including; workbooks, photographs, videos and witness statements. You will have the opportunity to
work in the Scholars kitchen on our Oswestry Campus and develop your skills in hospitality and catering.
Based on the Walford campus, you will also be working towards units in land-based studies and independent living. This course is ideal for school leavers and mature students who would like to develop skills for independent living as well as gaining some vocational knowledge in the land-based and hospitality sectors. The vocational units you will study in hospitality will provide you with an insight into what it is like working in the hospitality industry and will support you in progression
into this area of work or further study. You will also have a block of work experience for two weeks of your course.

OCN Diploma/Certificate in Living Independently (Entry Level 3)

One year

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• Employability and Development Skills Level 1
• Skills for Work Level 1
• A L1 course in a Vocational area that you are interested in Employment options may include:
• Paid/voluntary work in a café or restaurant
• Paid/voluntary work in a pet shop or similar
• Paid or voluntary work in a vocational area you are interested in

Course Costs
There may be optional trips relating to a unit within the course – letters will be sent out at least three weeks prior to the trip informing you of any related costs.
There will be fees for safety clothing required for practical activities within the land-based areas. Further information about this can be requested from a member of the teaching team or will be sent out with your confirmation letter once you have had an interview.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

What does this subject include?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Everyday Food and Drink Preparation
  • Food Safety and Storage
  • Health and Fitness
  • Pet Care
  • Using Public Transport - Buses and Trains
  • Working as a Volunteer

What are the entry requirements?

  • None required; just enthusiasm

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