Learning for Living and Work: Accessing the Community

Learning for Living and Work: Accessing the Community

Bromley College of F&HE
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Description

General information

The course is designed for students with learning difficulties who need support in developing their independence in the community. The overall course aim is to enable each student to develop and apply personal, social and practical skills in everyday living. There will be a maximum of 6 students per group. All students receive regular tutorial support.

Course content

All students will follow a programme which will include:

  • Shopping
  • Accessing facilities in the community
  • Cooking
  • Creative Arts
  • Crafts
  • Relationships
  • Gardening
  • Using ICT
  • Tutorials

Students will spend a minimum of one week at Wood Lodge residential centre to practise and further their independence skills.

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General information

The course is designed for students with learning difficulties who need support in developing their independence in the community. The overall course aim is to enable each student to develop and apply personal, social and practical skills in everyday living. There will be a maximum of 6 students per group. All students receive regular tutorial support.

Course content

All students will follow a programme which will include:

  • Shopping
  • Accessing facilities in the community
  • Cooking
  • Creative Arts
  • Crafts
  • Relationships
  • Gardening
  • Using ICT
  • Tutorials

Students will spend a minimum of one week at Wood Lodge residential centre to practise and further their independence skills.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment is continuous and consists of collating material for a portfolio drawn from participation on the course. The course team will review students’ progress formally three times a year in relation to the course aims and their individual development targets.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be able to:

  • Show behaviour appropriate for college
  • Participate in a group and be able to work with a variety of people
  • Communicate their needs
  • An ability to address their own personal needs or access to arrangements to support this.
  • Access activities off site including travelling safely and appropriately within the local community

Moving On Plan (139A assessment) or similar evidence. Report from most recent school or training establishment

Additional course costs

£50 contribution to the Wood Lodge Residential, bus pass or fares, contribution to occasional educational visits, safety boots and shares. A £4 per week contribution toward sport and leisure hire facilities and ingredients in cookery. All students must supply steel toe capped boots to access workshop and gardening area.

Progression

Students will be working towards the achievement of a certificate or diploma in Personal Progress and may progress to Pathway to Social Employment, Greengoose, or Living Independently.

Dates and times

The course runs for one year, 4 days a week, Tuesday-Friday 9.30-3.00.

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