The Life Skills pathway is designed for students with a range of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) to develop their independence and successfully transition into adulthood.

The programme aims to provide a differentiated and individualised approach to each student’s study programme at College in order to work towards outcomes and meet their aspirations for future life. All pathways will include 4 week initial induction and assessment.

  • Develop communication skills
  • Develop practical English and maths skills
  • Work towards individualised goals
  • Develop core independent living skills
  • Develop healthy lifestyles choices
  • Become better equipped to make informed choices about their lives

The pathway includes:

  • Open Awards SFLE units to support independent living and life skills at E1 to E3
  • RARPA framework to support EHCP outcomes and personal development
  • English and maths embedded throughout the curriculum offer to support life skills
  • Buy it, Cook it, Eat it! Weekly opportunity to develop independent living skills through cookery
  • Tutorial sessions
  • PHSE

Each student will have a personal tutor with specialist SEND knowledge, who is responsible for all aspects of their learning programme and will support them to make progress towards outcomes through an individualised approach.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Transition will be determined annually through the EHCP Annual Review process, reflecting the individual students progress made within the academic year, level achieved and college attendance. Progress routes could include further education or transition to a non-educational destination

How to apply?

If you would like more information or to apply you can contact our Transitions Officer Paula Humphreys on alternatively you can submit an application form here.