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 Moving on to Independence course is to help students reach their potential through learning.
The nationally recognised qualification gained is structured to allow learners to develop the practical skills and knowledge designed to prepare students for adult life, further training, work and semi-independent living. The curriculum allows for experience in independent cooking, budgeting, household tasks, shopping for daily living, health, safety, hygiene and a range of other life and living skills.
* 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.
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
City & Guilds Functional Skills in English & Maths
Enterprise & Work Readiness
OCR Life & Living Skills (Entry Level 3)
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.