Personal and Social Skills Pathway

Core Modules Independence (guided by learners' Educational Healthcare Plans (EHCP) where appropriate): Learners practise and develop a range of skills that include planning and making a journey on public transport, making purchases, simple budgeting, making basic nutritious meals, opening a bank account personal hygiene and using a mobile phone safely.

Relationships: Learners will develop the confidence to make friends safely, recognise and deal with bullying, receive simple sexual health and relationship training, and recognise appropriate relationships and boundaries.

Vocational: Customer Service and Hospitality, Health and Safety, Information Communication Technology (ICT) - in particular safe use of the internet and social media.

Well Being and Fitness: Learners build resilience and understand the importance of good nutrition and exercise to both physical and mental health.

Specialised Modules: Personal and Social Skills - goal setting, confidence building and motivational training, using dance and drama to build social confidence, putting on performance and inspirational visits, and motivational training, studying examples of successful enterprises/business models for people with learning disabilities, interview skills and self-presentation, setting up and running the college shop, work experience and inspirational visits.

English and Maths: English and Maths are embedded into the course and learnt through all the other activities and units. For example, learners will develop simple number skills by going shopping and managing a basic budget.

Enrichment: Music, singing, trips, table tennis, snooker,sports. Enterprise and Employability - goal setting, confidence building: As part of the study programme you will be continuing to develop English and Maths Skills and will gain a separate qualification for these.

Subject: Foundation Learning-SEND
Qualification Type: SEND
Study Location: Epping Forest Campus

Entry Requirement:

Interview with the PLW department and Additional Learning Support. Many applicants will have an Educational Healthcare plan (EHCP)

Where does it lead:

Entry Level 3 courses, supported internship programme, employment or Work

Who is the course available for:

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