Preparing for Adulthood

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    Independent Living courses are available to young people aged 16-24, with an EHCP, who need to build their confidence, improve social and personal skills, and/or learn independent living skills.

    This course has an excellent history of success with students progressing through the pathway onto volunteering opportunities, supported internships placements or paid employment.

    Students learn in small groups with high levels of support and guidance offered by a Personal Tutor, Teaching Assistant and where required a Learner Support Assistant (individual support).

    All students will have an individual learning plan (ILP) involving individual specific targets, as well as group activities. The aim of the programme is to promote learners' communication and social interaction skills, confidence building and English and mathematic skills where appropriate. The overall long-term aim is of securing better self awareness, self advocacy and ultimately a better quality of life integrating into their community

    The curriculum follows a personalised approach:-

    Guidance and help for transition into College involving other agencies as required.

    Initial assessment carried out in a supportive manner with student's needs in mind.

    High to moderate levels of support provided throughout the programme.

    English and Mathematics is fully embedded in the learning to promote reading, writing, speaking and listening and number skills.

    Individual targets are discussed, negotiated, set and reviewed with the students.

    Regular pastoral support can be offered throughout the day.

    Review and assessment takes place throughout the programme.

    Close communication regarding progress is maintained with families/carers/other agencies throughout the year.

    Transition onto another course or out of college is supported and includes other agencies.

    The programme also may offer a short residential experience with a high ratio of support.

    Students will also have the opportunity to participate in day excursions and other external learning activities.

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Developing Independence

Level E

Exploring Independence

Level E

Preparing for Independence

Level E

Supported Internship

Level E

Supported Internship Plus

Level E

Introduction to Volunteering

Level E

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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