Name of provider

Truro and Penwith College – Penwith Campus

Name of course

Independent Living

Who is this course intended for?

Designed to meet the needs of students who have moderate or severe learning difficulties who wish to continue their education in an inclusive educational setting.

Site/s where available

Penwith Campus

Key contact for questions about course

Course Leader, Penwith Campus:
Post in transition – January 2020 TBC

Programme Team Leader Foundation Studies:
Theresa Edwards

Duration of course

1 to 4 years – individually determined by progress and readiness for progression.

Age range if applicable

Post 16 Learners

Key course content and outcomes
bullet points

  • Independent Living focuses on individual student aspirations
  • Target setting, review procedures and transition are person centred
  • At the end of the first year a Progression Pathway for each student is determined.
  • Focus developing communication skills.

Entry requirements

Entry 3 / Level 1 – course offer by College interview.

Available qualifications

  • Personal target setting and development monitoring
  • Functional Skills Maths and English – Levels 1,2 and 3
  • GCSE Maths and English (where applicable)
  • ASDAN Life Skills
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Scheme

Likely progression

Other further education courses
Sheltered employment
Supported independent living

Additional charges for families
e.g. swimming, pocket money for shopping

Entry to public venues (if applicable)

Cookery ingredients

Personal spending money on visits

Optional expenses for families
e.g. non-essential trips

Residential visits

Timing across the week

  • Post 16 funded entitlement of 540 to 620 guided learning hours taught across taught across three or more days of the week
  • Additional time subject to confirmation of discretionary funding

Other Information

The focus is to develop communication skills, all aspects of social inclusion, achieving personal goals and making choices.

For all students our aim is to promote lifelong learning and to help them reach their potential as valued members of society.

Contact Truro and Penwith College

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