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This course is designed for young people aged 16-18, or up to 24 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan who have Special Education Needs and/or a Learning Difficulty.

You will be working at Entry Level 1 and will improve your independence and personal social skills.

This course links to preparing for adulthood outcomes with a focus on the transition to adulthood, independent living and employability pathways leading into paid or voluntary employment.

  • Sector Overview

    Post 16 SEND provisions offer a range of courses to young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) which will help to prepare them for adulthood by improving independent living skills and developing employability. A person-centred approach is used to create an individualised programme of study that caters for the student's needs and helps them to achieve their goals.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • Working towards Entry 1
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Numeracy
    • Literacy
    • Life skills
    • Enrichment
    • Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
    • Embedded soft employability skills
    • Entry Level 1 Gateway qualification in independent living skills
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Interview with Parent/Carer support
    • A written task (if possible)
    • Assessment of English and Math (if possible)

    These are completed in a supportive and informal manner.

  • Enrichment

    Exploring Life Skills learners will participate in enrichment sessions such us cooking, art, trips or sport/fitness programmes in the College's Student Common Room, Sports Hall or at the local YMCA Leisure Centre.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    Successful completion of this course will lead to:

    • Entry Level 2 courses
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

    Odusina B's parent - 'My son has made tremendous progress at this College. His ability and knowledge continue to grow every day and I am pleased to say that he will be progressing next year.'

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