Skills for Life (Vocational)
Introduction

The Skills for Life and Employment Department is a lively and energetic department designed to help students progress in one of three ways – through life skills, employment or pathways into vocational programmes. It runs several courses from entry level to level 2 with a range of options to help students find the right pathway to support and suit their needs.

What will I study?

WHAT WILL STUDENTS STUDY?
We offer a range of life and work specific courses, which are designed to prepare students for independent living and/or employment. Our innovative curriculum allows us to identify individual student learning needs and support skills development in those areas. Our consistent ‘Grade 1 Outstanding’, in all our Ofsted inspections demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality education and progression opportunities for our students. All our students make excellent progress and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to move onto higher level courses and/or employment.

LIFE SKILLS
Students on this programme will flourish by increasing their independence in one or more areas. They may be vulnerable with moderate or severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities and may need additional support to access the curriculum. Students will possess the ability to engage in practical activities with some written work and will benefit from shared academic support. They will have the desire and ability to develop practical independence and work skills and should be comfortable in a classroom based setting and attending trips and visits with support.

AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:
• Getting things done
• Understanding what money is used for
• Health and fitness
• Travel within the community
• Looking after our own home
• Kitchen hygiene
• Getting on with other people
• Having your say
• Being healthy

We have a wide range of courses from pre-entry to level 1 and the bespoke pathways include independent living, hospitality and employability skills.

STUDENTS WILL ALSO STUDY:
• Literacy and numeracy skills
• Work placement (with support if necessary)
• Work related activity and an enterprise activity

What enrichment will there be?

ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
• Internet safety
• Independent travel training
• Relationship education
• Enrichment
• Leisure
• Health and well-being
• Residential visits
• Social groups
• Advocacy
• Community projects

Level \ Entry Requirements Level - Entry

Entry Requirements: No formal requirements

Code: C18E-SWL-EL2

Available at: Eccles

What could I do next?
How is the course assessed

You may be able to progress onto higher level courses and you will also be given help and advice to help you with your next steps.

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