Course Title Life Wise
Level: EL
Code V224

Overview of the Course

This is a course for those who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. It is for those who wish to start developing skills for independent living at home and in the community.

What are the career opportunities?

During the course you will have opportunities to take part in fundraising activities, work in the Smart Shop and Smart Cafe. 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 school/college reference, an EHCP (if applicable) and initial assessments. You must be working at M8/Entry Level. You should be interested in gaining independent living skills.

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. Students will have the opportunity to gain an AIM Entry Level Certificate in Looking after Yourself and Your Home. Students will also study English and maths and dependent on individual assessment results could gain a Functional Skills or Stepping Skills Qualification at an appropriate level. Possible units of study include: Looking after yourself and your home, Everyday drink and food preparation, Household shopping, Personal care and hygiene, Household cleaning, Exploring art, Eating out, Sport and leisure activities. Assessment 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 during 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 a meaningul 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 you socially and academically. There will be additional costs for these.

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