Course Title Life Challenge
Level: EL
Code V204

Overview of the Course

This is a course for those who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. It is for those who wish to further develop their skills in independent living at home and in the community. To develop these skills, you will engage in community projects, access travel training where applicable and participate in a residential.

What are the career opportunities?

Life Challenge offers opportunities to take part in fundraising activities and work in the Smart Shop. Further progression can lead to additional courses that focus on employment including Workability, Pre-Internship and Supported Internship.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview and a school/college reference, an EHCP (if applicable), initial assessments and you must be working at Entry Level. You should be interested in gaining independent living skills. Curriculum is tailored around the student group and individual outcomes.

How long is the course and when can I start?

A full-time one-year course starting in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The curriculum is tailored around the student group and individual outcomes, with the focus on improving and promoting independence and building self-confidence. You will have the opportunity to gain an AIM Entry Level Certificate or Diploma in Looking after Yourself and Your Home.You will also study English and maths dependent on individual assessment results and could gain a Functional Skills or Stepping Stones Qualification at an appropriate level. Possible units of study include: Looking after yourself and your home, Eating out, Participation in team activities, Health and fitness, Making a simple meal, Eating a balanced diet. Assessment is captured in a variety of ways including: Photographic evidence, Observation/witness statements, Some written work, Tutor statements.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

You will gain transferable employability skills whilst on the course, these may include working as part of a team, customer service, communicating with customers and handling money. You will also develop skills in solving problems, using computer software, understanding instructions, getting things done on time and making decisions.

Work experience

You will have the opportunity to gain meaningful internal work experience in the Smart Shop and Smart Café. Where appropriate, you may progress onto other independent living or work based entry level programmes.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in drama, youth club and sport enrichment sessions. These sessions are optional.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

There will be trips and visits to develop socially and academically. There will be additional costs for these.

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