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Pathways - Developing Independence

Course code: YFWT301P

Subject area: Pathways

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: E

Course details

Course time:

9:00am - 3:30pm

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

11th Sep 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01993 703 464

This course is designed for young adults who have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) and have basic independent livings skills but wish to develop them further to live independently at home and in the community. The course will also give students an opportunity to achieve an entry 1 qualification alongside and if appropriate an English or maths qualification. The topics will help to increase students' independence, employability skills, and their personal health and wellbeing. Students will focus on skills needed for their individual development which have been expressed in their EHCP Outcomes and initial college-based assessments.

Year 1: 4 days a week

Year 2: 4 days a week

Over two years students will cover a variety of topics to help build their independent living skills – some examples:

- Getting about safely

- Basic cooking techniques and cooking a simple meal

- Personal care and hygiene

- Accessing leisure services

- Household cleaning

- Working with others

- Managing money

- Developing personal confidence and self-awareness

- Managing money

- Drug and alcohol awareness

Course units

Year 1 Example Units

- Getting about safely

- Basic Cooking Techniques

- Accessing Leisure

- Household cleaning

- Personal care and hygiene

- Working with others

- Developing personal confidence

Year 2 Example Units

- Using public transport

- Making a simple meal

- Drugs and alcohol awareness

- Managing Money

- Developing emotional resilience

Across both years students will also have the opportunity to access enrichment, sports, social action projects, enterprise activities, cooking, travel training, and where appropriate maths and English qualifications

What next?

At an appropriate time depending on progress made against EHCP outcomes, students could transition on another course focused on developing employability skills or Independently Living/Life Skills or adult social care.

Entry criteria

Places on these courses are coordinated through the EHCP Consultation process via Oxfordshire County Council SEN team. Students will also be assessed during transition meetings to be able to confirm a Pathways placement.

Fee information

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received

Entry Level Certificate or Extended Certificate for Independence and Employability (Entry 1)

Learning & method assessment

Ongoing assessments through the academic year in class, using a variety of methods to build a portfolio of evidence.