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Level E

Towards Independence +2


This course has been designed for learners who have the desire to increase their independence and confidence, making a positive contribution to their communities and society as a whole. The Programme of study is tailored around individual learner targets based on their Educational, Health and Care Plans. This follows the RARPA process (Recognising and recording progress and achievement) to provide supported progression through to the next stage in their lives. Learner progress and targets are reviewed frequently throughout the programme with EHCP and other review meetings in place regularly for parents, carers and other professionals to attend.

Part of college life is to participate in new things and new experiences. The programme of study will include:

  • How to increase independence at home and college.
  • Thinking about goals in life and how to meet them.
  • Skills to help make friends and understand relationships.
  • Building confidence with going to the shops and using money and making choices about what to buy.
  • Learning meal preparation skills which can be used at home and making healthy choices.
  • Begin to learn work skills.
  • Maths, English & ICT.
  • Keeping safe at work and in the community.
  • Developing skills needed for work.
  • How to make a positive contribution to the community.
  • Follow a travel training course to develop road safety and travel awareness.

Learners will take part in enterprise activities and be taught to make a range of products which may include, fabric products and food products, bedding plants and hanging baskets as well as many others. The learners will gain valuable experience through working in and with the community. They will be involved in every aspect of selling their products; taking their goods to the marketplace, face-to-face selling, and producing a catalogue of goods.

During the year, there will be opportunities for the learners to enter competitions and work on community projects as well as continuing to develop vital independence skills.


Young people older than 16 with and interest in becoming more independent and developing skills for work. Suitability for the programme will be assessed both before joining the programme and during the first six weeks of the course.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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