Developing Independence - Entry Level

Preparation for Life and Work

Preparation for Life and Work
Preparation for Life and Work

What will you be working towards?

Code 7181
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Entry Level
Course type Full Time


This course is in the suite of Bridge to Independence courses, which are programmes of further education for students with severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The courses are designed for young adults to help develop independent living skills and who have the potential to progress, the enthusiasm to continue learning and who require a supported learning environment.


The broad aim of the course is to prepare learners for adult life, drawing on college, home and the community to teach a range of transferable life skills. The nationally recognised qualification gained is structured to allow learners access to a curriculum which develops skills and knowledge in areas such as cooking and shopping for yourself, travelling independently through the TITAN programme and an additional qualification in English and maths. Students are guided and supported to enable them to take responsibility for their own behaviour and learning and continue to develop independence skills.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is ongoing and consistent throughout the academic year, this is evident via an initial screening process and then regularly via the Personal Development Plan. Learners are assessed on an individual basis by the tutor and through the verification of completed portfolio units. The online PDP system allows for the learner to log in and view their progress and targets so they are always aware of their achievement to date. Three progress reviews and regular staff meetings ensure that the assessment and review process continues to map individual progression.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but learners are expected to show a positive attitude to learning.An initial interview visit is followed by a taster session. This provides an opportunity to assess whether the course will be able to meet the needs of the student.