• LevelEntry Level 1 and 2
  • FT/PTFT
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyNOCN

Overview

This independent living course has been designed to address the needs of learners working at Entry Level 1to Entry Level 3 and in particular those with learning difficulties and disabilities. The qualification ensures that all students are given the same opportunities to access appropriate and relevant education and improve their life chances. It provides a foundation for lifelong learning focusing on transferable social and life skills which are essential for living and working in the community. There are also a variety of creative enrichment activities.


Work will include:
Good health – Physical wellbeing, healthy Eating, how to plan a healthy meal and diet, developing emotional resilience, who to go to for support if needed.


Independence –Travel training, living independently, having options and making choices, looking after yourself and your home.


Employment and Training. - The opportunity to develop real life work related experiences and voluntary work.


Community Inclusion – Making friends, taking part in activities, accessing the community.
You will also work towards a qualification in English and Maths as well as developing IT skills.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules include:

  • Accessing the Community and Community Facilities
  • Working as a Volunteer
  • Communication at Work
  • Independence in the Community
  • Interaction with Other Agencies
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

You will focus on transferable social and life skills which are essential for living and working in the community.

You will also work towards a qualification in English and maths.

The course will also include appropriate leisure activities to help you improve your social and practical skills.

September - June

Entry requirements

You will be assessed on your suitability to enrol onto this course by the Progression Studies Team.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of work.

You can progress to the Entry Level 2 Certificate in Independent Living Skills.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further education.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Life Skills

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Life Skills students will be joining a small, self-contained community where they can develop a range of skills including writing, independence, and employment progression. Students have access to the ALS Hub, with quiet study and social spaces and specialist facilities, and can get involved in a range of projects such as the community café.

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Additional Information

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Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

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Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

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Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.

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