City College Plymouth

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Independence and Work Skills

Course Code: SDG

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate, City & Guilds
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

The independence and work skills study programme at City College Plymouth is for young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties or disabilities. It is ideal for those who need to learn within a supported environment, and who want to develop their skills in preparation for work and independent living. All students receive a high level of support to enable them to access all aspects of College life and the wider community. You will have the opportunity to develop English and maths skills, develop employability skills, develop a range of independent living skills, social skills, and self-confidence, try a range of vocational options, achieve relevant qualifications. You can also take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors).

What you'll learn

You will have the opportunity to:

  • develop functional skills
  • develop a range of independent living skills,social skills and self confidence
  • try a range of vocational options
  • achieve relevant qualifications

The course includes:

  • Functional Skills
  • work Skills/work placement – where appropriate
  • Vocational tasters
  • personal development/residential
  • independent living skills
  • keeping fit and healthy
  • using community facilities.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but an interview will assess your suitability for the course.

Assessments/Exams

You will have the opportunity to study the following qualifications:

  • Skills for Working Life
  • ASDAN Personal Progress Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to other skills development courses at the College or vocational training appropriate to individual needs.

 

 

Vocational Options and Employability Skills

Course Code: SDH3

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

If you have a learning disability and want to get a job, finding the right path can be a daunting prospect. This vocational employability skills course at City College Plymouth is for you. We will help you to find out your strengths, discover the areas of work that are best suited to you, and help you to gain confidence in all aspects of working life, from application to workplace. We will help you to develop your own personal learning plan to enable you to achieve your personal goals. You will have the opportunity to develop your English and maths skills, work skills through vocational sampling, work placements, independent living skills, self-confidence, and enterprise skills. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors). Having successfully completed this course you can progress to other College courses, take up a training place or find employment.

The course aims to:

  • develop your skills for work and vocational progression.

The course includes:

  • functional skills
  • vocational options, work skills and work placement
  • personal development and presentation skills
  • vocational certificates eg Certificate in Food Safety
  • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests eg Ten Tors/Duke of Edinburgh Award.

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include:

  • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills
  • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions
  • the ability to communicate with others appropriately
  • a desire to improve your work skills
  • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course

You will be required to attend an informal interview

 

 

Independent Living Skills

Course Code: SDH4

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

Students on this course at City College Plymouth will learn in Monterey House – a purpose-built, safe and structured specialist learning environment for young people with autism. Situated at Kings Road, the course benefits from having access to all of the College’s main facilities. The study programme offers bespoke, individualised programmes of learning with a high level of support to access further study, independent living and supported employment. You can also take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors). On successful completion, you may progress to other skills development courses or vocational training appropriate to individual needs.

Applications for this course are by referral only from Careers South West.

The course aims to:

  • develop your skills for independence

The course includes:

  • Functional Skills
  • vocational options, independent living skills and leisure skills
  • personal development and presentation skills
  • vocational certificates
  • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests – Ten Tors/Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • independent travel training where appropriate
  • supported work placement
  • Skills for Working Life – NPTC

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include:

  • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills
  • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions
  • the ability to communicate with others appropriately
  • a desire to improve your work skills
  • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course

You will be required to attend an informal interview

 

 

Preparing for Work and Life

Course Code: SDH2

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

This is a full-time course at City College Plymouth for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties or disabilities, or those who need additional help to become more confident. You may use the study programme to gain an insight into College life and to help you decide future options. You will have individual learning plans, a personal tutor and learning support as necessary. You will have the opportunity to develop your English and maths skills, work skills through vocational sampling, work placements, independent living skills, self-confidence, and enterprise skills. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors). Having successfully completed this course you can progress to other College courses, take up a training place or find employment.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • develop your educational and vocational skills
  • develop your self confidence
  • sample a range of vocational skills and/or work placements
  • take part in a personal development programme. This may include Duke of Edinburgh and/or Ten Tors.

The course will include:

  • functional skills
  • work skills and work placement
  • personal development
  • vocational sampling
  • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include:

  • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills
  • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions
  • the ability to communicate with others appropriately
  • a desire to improve your work skills
  • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course

You will be required to attend an informal interview.

 

 

Independence and Community Skills

Course Code: SDF

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

 

The independence and community skills study programme at City College Plymouth is for young people with severe learning difficulties or disabilities. It’s ideal for those who need to learn within a supported environment, and who want to develop their skills to prepare for community work. Our dedicated staff give a high level of support, allowing you to thrive in all aspects of College life and the wider community. The course allows you to develop English and maths skills, social skills, self-confidence, and skills for independent living.

 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • develop functional skills
  • develop a range of independent living skills, social skills and self confidence
  • try a range of vocational options.

The course includes:

  • independent living skills
  • community work
  • personal development
  • using community facilities

 

There are no specific entry requirements for the course, but an interview will assess your suitability for the course