This is an Entry Level full-time programme which aims to develop a range of skills to promote and support greater independence in day to day living. This course will help individuals with self-confidence, building on their skills and strengths. In this course, learners will complete core units in Skills for Independence including:
• Cookery – basic cooking, using appliances, kitchen hygiene and safety. Newark College also provides opportunities to work in an in-house retail shop and within a kitchen garden.
• Personal and social development – including household skills, budgeting and road safety.
• Community Access – shopping, use of public transport, working on money skills and developing confidence. For learners who wish to travel independently, we work closely with Lincolnshire County Council Travel Training Department.
• English and Maths through Functional Skills – this will be embedded throughout all aspects of the Study Programme.
• Work Experience – all learners will have the opportunity to take part in some form of work experience and gain a knowledge of employability skills that may be needed.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, all learners will be expected to attend a satisfactory taster day and interview. There may also be conditions linked to a reference being provided by a previous education establishment and in relation to a learner’s Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Assessment is a combination of observation of practical and personal skills and a written portfolio of evidence.
This course offers learners support with their independence and to build on skills and strengths. This will help learners to progress onto a vocational skills programme in the learner’s choice of career pathway or go onto supported employment.
Fees listed are for those aged 19 years and over only. Fees are subject to change, concessions may apply. Please note that where stated, fees are for the first year of a course only. Please contact us for information and advice.