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independence skills

This course focuses on developing Social Skills, independence in the home and introducing attributes needed for work. It also encourages and supports student progression to higher courses. This course enables individuals to function meaningfully, productively and as independently as possible in their communities. It provides an environment and a range of opportunities which students can develop.

You will cover:

  • Communication skills
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Self advocacy
  • Personal presentation
  • Accessing the community
  • Maturity
  • Positive relationships leading to an optimum quality of life
  • Structure

Students will participate in enterprise activities and have the opportunity to engage in work experience. This could be internally throughout the college or externally with selected employers.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Entry Requirements

An interest in becoming more independent and developing skills for independence.

Suitability for the programme will be assesed both before joining and during the first four weeks of the course.

Next Steps

At College: Skills for Work, Supported Internship.

Outside College: Supported/Independent Living and/or Community Involvement and/or Adult Education.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

For assistance with completing the application, call Admissions on 020 8918 7777.

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