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Full Time

Transition to Independence

Transition to Independence


Central Campus


Course summary

This full-time course is aimed at young people aged 16 – 24 with learning difficulties, emotional difficulties or challenging behaviour. The programme offers additional support and encouragement to develop your confidence, self-esteem, personal skills and social skills. The programme's broad curriculum is designed to meet your individual needs.

Course requirements

You will need to complete an initial assessment and have an Education Health Care Plan (or be in the process of completing one) before we offer you a place on the programme.

You will be given practical opportunities to develop skills that promote independence. You will study a broad curriculum with individual learning targets set for you to gain new skills. Qualifications will be awarded by a variety of awarding bodies, depending on the needs of learners.

You will have opportunities to get involved in sports, go on educational trips and visits, hear from guest speakers, and take part in organised activities delivered by nationally recognised bodies.

You will also have chance to go on residential trips and participate in charity fundraising and community volunteer work to support your personal and social development.

You will complete assessments individually as you progress through the course. You will be supported in your preparation work.

The full-time programme offers learners the opportunity to develop independence skills; learners will work towards becoming more independent in and around college and outside in their local community. Many of our learners develop skills that help them to make choices about the future, giving them more independence in their own lives. When the course is complete, learners often move on to our part-time Learning Pathways programme in order to develop work-based skills. There is also the opportunity to progress to vocational training. This can be provided through vocational agencies, work placements, or further education within Sandwell College.
If you require further information about this programme, or you wish to apply for a place, please contact Elaine Groves at [email protected] or call Elaine direct on 0121 667 5050.

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