School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr OldAdultsVocational Courses
Finding Independence - Entry Level 1
The Bridge to Independence courses are programmes of further education for students with severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The courses are designed for young adults who have the potential to progress and the enthusiasm to continue learning in a safe and supported setting.
The aim of the Finding Independence course is to help students reach their potential through learning. The course is designed to prepare students for adult life, with support and guidance. The students are encouraged to negotiate their own learning programmes, make choices and decisions and develop independence skills.
The curriculum allows for experience in making drinks, cooking simple lunches, TITAN and personal and social development. Enterprise, work-readiness and employability skills are also part of the curriculum.
* Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.
Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.
Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.
Students aged 16 to 18 who do not already have GCSE qualifications in maths and/or English at grades 4 (C) - 9 (A*) will take qualifications in English and/or maths as part of their vocational study programme - this is a government requirement.
How is my course assessed?
Assessment is an on-going process and is regular throughout the academic year. Initially students are assessed on an individual basis by their tutors.
Progress is measured through subject specific targets and through the verification of completed units. Subject specific targets are agreed with the student according to their own individual needs.
These targets are regularly reviewed and updated via the online PDP system. Students are given the opportunity to log in and view their own targets and progress regularly.