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Entry Level 2 - Certificate in independent living - looking after yourself and your home

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Course Description

These courses accommodate learners aged 16-24 who have challenges/barriers to entering education, employment or training. They are designed for students who want to gain some qualifications in a mixture of life, vocational, functional skills or in a chosen vocational area.

Courses are nationally accredited and offer a variety of opportunities including enrichment, work placements, sports, trips, visits and guest speakers. Students will also gain functional skills in English, maths and ICT at an appropriate level.

Topics on these courses include:

  • Getting about safely
  • Building confidence
  • Understanding relationships
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Using public transport
  • Supported employment opportunities
  • Working as a volunteer



Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to begin this course. Students will be taught Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT alongside the main course.


Units covered on this course are:

  • Health & fitness
  • Using public transport
  • Accessing helping services
  • Getting about safely
  • Making choices
  • Personal awareness
  • Working as a volunteer

Work Experience

Students are encouraged to work as volunteers within the community and are able to gain work experience in our Thinc Café. Here they learn to handle money, serve food and give good customer service, improving their independence skills. They are also able to work on part of the canal regeneration programme which improves communication and personal presentation skills and support many college events such as open days and the family fun day


Following this course, learners are able to progress onto the Life Skills Plus course, the Work Skills programme or other vocational areas within college.

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