Learning for Living

Overview

  • 16-24
  • 1029-19
  • 9 September 2019 - 35 weeks
  • 16-18: no charge, Standard: £1,760

Details

Learning for Living 


The course includes:

· Induction
·Tutoring programme including Personal, Social & Health Education
· Communication Skills
· Numeracy and Literacy
· Travel training and Community Awareness
· Cooking (including snack cookery)
· Options sessions in Drama, Art & Music 
·  Physical Education (sport, swimming, cycling) including Self Care
· IT
 
 

There is a focus on community participation, as such lots of lessons take place outside of the college building using local facilities such as Better Leisure Centres. 

Course outline and what have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Attending college helps young people move towards adult status. This course if for students who have severe learning disabilities. We will support students to make independent choices and develop their communication, independent, personal and social skills, whilst developing self-confidence and personal awareness. This will be achieved through the timetabled curriculum and by having the opportunity to mix with and be part of a very diverse college community. Some students progress onto our Preparing for Adulthood or Learning for Work courses. 

How will I learn?

Students will receive a timetable outlining their weekly lessons - see example above. Lessons will include classroom work, practical activities with embedded literacy & numeracy skills and community based learning. 

How will I be assessed?

All students will have Education Health and Care Plans on which their Individual Learning Plans will be based, these are regularly reviewed and updated.

Students will work towards ASDAN Entry Level qualifications in Personal Progress, which are individually chosen based on students aspirations.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

ASDAN

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a college application form or e-mail llddapplications@cwc.ac.uk to arrange an appointment. 

Learning for Living (hub)

The course includes:

· Induction

· Circle time with sensory circuits

· Getting ready to learn yoga

· Intensive Interaction

· Communication Skills

· Rebound Therapy

·  Drama Therapy

· Sensory Stories

· Massage & Relaxation

· Travel within the community

· Community Awareness and participation

·  Cooking / food exploration

· Options sessions

· Physical Education (e.g. swimming, cycling) including Self Care

In addition students have access to the multisensory room, where they are supported to interact with a variety of sensory equipment.

Example timetable:

Course outline and what have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to? 

Attending college helps young people move on from school. This course is for young adults who have complex learning disabilities, the majority of whom require one to one support. Students are exposed to and begin learning how to interact with others within a mainstream diverse college environment, develop their communication skills as well as access their local community on a more regular basis through the timetabled curriculum. Enabling students to access a wider range of opportunities and activities post college.  

How will I learn?

Students will receive a timetable outlining their weekly lessons. As can be seen from the sample timetable above lessons will include classroom work, community based learning and practical activities all with embedded literacy & numeracy skills. 

How will I be assessed?

All students will have Education Health and Care Plans on which their Individual Learning Plans will be based, these are regularly reviewed and updated.

Students will work towards individually chosen ASDAN Entry Level units in Personal Progress in line with their aspirations. 

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

ASDAN

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a college application form or e-mail llddapplications@cwc.ac.uk to arrange an appointment. 

 

Is there additional work required by the student?

None.

Awarding Body

Entry Requirements

Students must have an Education Health and Care Plan, but there are no formal entry requirements. We will assess applicants' learning support needs before deciding whether to offer a place. 

Support

Further Education Fees

All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2018. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2018 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.

How much will my course cost?

The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.

19+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you are aged 19+ or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.

Fee remission/concessionary rates

Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:

  • You are aged 19-23 years old and are studying a Level 2 course for the first time.
  • You are aged 19-23 years old and are studying a Level 3 course for the first time.
  • If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit  or on a low income you maybe entitled to fee remission/concessionary rates.

Discretionary Learner Support Fund

If you are on a low income you may be eligible for financial support towards tuition fees from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. 

For further information click here.

Childcare

Financial support to help with childcare

Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20

If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn. 

Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study.  Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.

For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.

Childcare support for people aged 20+

Financial support towards the cost of nursery, childminder, breakfast clubs and after-school clubs.

If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.

You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.

It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.

Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.

General eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 20 and over
  • Considered a home student for fee purposes
  • Fully enrolled on a programme of study funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency  or in receipt of a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan
  • Discussed and had confirmation of funding for childcare support before enrolling

Financial eligibility:

 You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:

  • on a low income / a dependent of someone who is on a low income or in receipt of a means tested benefit e.g. Income Support / Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, housing benefit etc.

When looking for childcare please be aware:

  • all childcare providers must be OFSTED registered
  • any 2+ or 3+ government funding must be used by the student. Only additional hours needed for study will be funded by the College.
  • childcare will only be paid for days when you are attending College or a mandatory work placement.
  • students on full-time courses will be a priority for childcare funding.
  • childcare places will be subject to a contract between College/student/nursery.
  • childcare payments are made subject to students reaching 85% attendance on a monthly basis.

All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.

Email learner.services@cwc.ac.uk to put your name on the childcare waiting list.  You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.