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Entry 2 Skills for Independence

Subject Area

Skills for Independence, Life & Work

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

What is the course about?

This course focuses on preparing you for your next steps in college, becoming as independent as possible and achieving your goals. Along the way you will take part in a practical, informative, and enjoyable range of activities that will interest you and inspire you to reach your full potential.

Why should I choose the course?

This course provides you with a wide range of activities designed to help you be as independent as possible in the home, at college, and in the wider community. You may even be able to use your new skills in employment or the voluntary sector. You will be fully supported to achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the appropriate level. You will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of practical activities, develop independent learning, increase your independence, and develop socially. Most importantly, you will be able to gain the key skills to prepare you for adult life.

What will I learn?

You will study independent living skills, personal and social development, literacy and numeracy, and digital skills. Each week you will take part in a pathway option in the following course areas: hospitality and catering, art, IT, public services and sport, multi-skills, health and social care, or hair, beauty, and media makeup.

These sessions will give you a valuable insight into what you like and what you are good at, as well as equipping you with the knowledge and skills for progression and independence. In addition, you will have a weekly tutorial where you will cover topics designed to be informative and current. Your tutorials will also aid with physical and mental wellbeing and provide pastoral support.

What will the course lead on to?

Most students will progress on to the Entry 3 Personal and Social Development course, which will lead you towards level 1 courses or Supported Internships.

Are there any links with industry and university?

Workplace visits and guest speakers will take place throughout the year and you will get the opportunity to work in our Novel Bite Café to gain real life work experience.

What support is available?

A progress coach will be assigned to you for the duration of your course and there will be facilitators in all sessions, along with supervised lunch and break times. We also have a dedicated Safeguarding Team and Welfare Team who are available at all times.

For further information on student support please visit: https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Our Foundation Department offers a caring and supportive environment that will enable you to reach your full potential. We recognise that all students develop at different rates, so our courses are designed to ensure that you can gain relevant new skills at your own pace.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements. You will have an informal interview where we will meet with you, find out more about you, and assess your needs.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

They may be a requirement to buy a uniform for the pathway that you choose if this is applicable, however bursary applications can help with costs.

Careers Information

Course options

05/09/2022

Duration
36 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Full-time
Adult Fee
401
16-18 Fee
Free
Fees Information
This course is FREE if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £17,324. This course is free for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Subject to terms & conditions.
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