Skills Development (was Adult Provision)





Awarding Body




About the course

The Adult Provision Programme is a varied mix of part time courses for students who are keen on improving their independent living skills and who may be thinking of moving into supported living in the future. They are suitable for students who are working at pre entry level and who may need some support with their work. English and maths are embedded into each course. Students can attend one, two or three days and are based at City of Bristol College – Ashley Down Centre.

Students can choose which course(s) they would like to do, usually based on outcomes they might be working towards, noted in their EHCP’s, and where they want to be heading in the future. Courses are based around the four Preparing for Adulthood themes: Independent living, Community Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing and Employment.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. All you need to do is have:

  •         An interview to make sure that the course is right for you and that your support needs can be met before being offered a place.

    If you are aged 19-24 and have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you may still be eligible to continue to access free education.

What will I do on this course?

The subjects include some of the following:

  •         Healthy Living
  •         Creative Technology
  •         Independent Cookery
  •         Citizenship
  •         Enterprise Gardening
  •         Spanish
  •         Independent Living Skills
  •         Creative communication
Who is it for?

Adult students (19-24) who have learning difficulties and are generally working at Pre-entry level.

How to apply

For further information:

Call: Corinne Eagle 0117 312 5701 


How Is this course assessed?

You will have an individual learning plan, and your practical work and class work will be informally assessed throughout the year. Your work will be moderated through the RARPA quality assurance process, and you will get a college certificate at the end of the course.

What could I do next?

You could progress to:

  •         Further courses to develop independent living skills
  •         Supported living
  •         Supported employment – Voluntary work / part time employment
Additional cost

Course Fees:

  •         If you are aged 16-24 and you have an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) you will not have to pay course fees.
  •         Students over 25, or without an EHCP, will need to pay for their course. This is £800 for one course for the year

You will need an interview for this course



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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