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Skills for Life Programmes (Learning difficulties and disabilities) - Entry Level 1, 2, 3 or Level 1
Course Title
Skills for Life Programmes (Learning difficulties and disabilities) - Entry Level 1, 2, 3 or Level 1
Course Code
P000338
Mode of Study
Full Time
Qualification
AIMS Awards Entry Level Certificate in Developing Skills for the Workplace/ AIMS Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living Skills/ Supported Internship
Start
03/09/2018
End
28/06/2019
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements but students will be invited for interview and assessment, and together we will decide on the course level appropriate to the individual so that an individual timetable is created. To apply, please email sandra.stack@barnfield.ac.uk.
Leads on to
Skills for Life Certificate in Developing Skills for the Workplace courses are a progression route to Certificate in Independent Living or alternatively to other mainstream higher level courses within the college. The Certificate in Independent Living course is a progression route to Supported Internships or alternatively a springboard to other mainstream higher level courses within the college. Once a Supported Internship is completed, this is a progression route to permanent Employment.
Additional Information
Programmes are personalised to meet the individual needs of each student, including adapting resources and timetables, supporting independent travel and living skills. A programme will potentially run for 1 year dependent on the progression of the individual. To apply, please email our Skills for Life Lead, Sandra Stack, at Sandra.stack@barnfield.ac.uk.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Our Skills for Life 2018/19 programme helps students to develop independence to prepare for work and adult life. Courses prepare students for employment, supported employment, supported internships (where appropriate), independent living, and supported living. Students are helped to prepare for work and adult life by developing their skills in:
Communication
I.T.
Study skills
Working with others
English and Maths
Independent living skills
Enterprise projects There are also opportunities for work experience with local employers and within Barnfield College’s own retail quarter. Vocational tasters are an integral part of the course. There is the opportunity to gain experience in the following vocational areas:-
Catering
Customer Service
Art & Design
I.T.
Textiles
Painting & Decorating
Horticulture
Sports & Leisure
Motor Vehicle Repair
Photoshop ‘Skills for Life’ have also created individual programmes to work in partnership with a number of local employers offering Supported Internships. These programmes are based primarily at the place of work. It is intended to enable young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need through learning in the workplace. Students are supported by a job coach in the initial stages of the internship and support is reduced as and when appropriate for the young person involved.