Course overview

Progression into Independence City of Bristol College

This is an inclusive course for students wishing to work on their independent living skills and to prepare them for future college courses. This course is for students at Pre-entry and Entry level. 

The course usually runs over three or four days. Students will always be given a student-friendly timetable at induction.

During a typical college day, you will always get a rest break, as well as a lunch break, where you will have the option to sit with your group, chat with others, have some quiet time in a breakout area, or use the computers or laptops in the Study Centre.

Class sizes are smaller (usually around 8 learners in total), and there will always be a Learning Assistant available to support students in the classroom and during break times. Most sessions are classroom-based, but students will get lots of opportunities to go off-site during the year, depending on the subject and projects they are taking part in. 

Find out more about Additional Learning Support (ALS) at City of Bristol College. 

Dates and applications

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Progression into Independence Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBF1076A00-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
17.00
Start Time
Enquire
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
Progression into Independence SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1076A00-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
17.00
Start Time
Enquire
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LBF1076A00-1 09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 17.00 Enquire Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
LMF1076A00-1 09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 17.00 Enquire SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for young adults (16-24) with an EHCP, who have an additional learning need and or disability and want to develop their life skills and employability skills, at a pace and level that is individual to them.  

What you'll learn

Life Skills and Community Skills

This will be a chance to go out into the community and practise your bus travel, meeting people in the community, visiting new places, shopping skills, following directions, and personal safety.  

Work Skills/Employability Skills

In these sessions, you will learn the skills needed to get a job, such as how to deliver good customer service, personal hygiene, and safety in the workplace; allowing you to discover what your skills and qualities are. 

Vocational tasters 

Tasters such as Cookery, Retail, World Studies, and Working with People.

Tutorial time

This is a chance to learn about how to be a good member of society and what your rights and responsibilities are. Tutorial sessions will also be a chance to work on individual goals and progression routes, ensuring that you are working towards your EHCP outcomes. 

Course entry requirements

Students will need to be assessed through a meeting  to ensure the college can meet the individual needs of the student. 

How is the course delivered and assessed?

As part of the Progression into Independence course, you must complete Maths and English sessions, with the aim to complete a Functional Skills E1+ qualification by the end of the academic year. 

Future career and study opportunities

 Progression routes after Progression Into Independence include Bridge to Vocational and Pathways to Employment (PTE). 

Additional costs

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