About Independent Living Skills and Widening Participation
Our Vocational Access courses support you to develop your skills for work or further progression in college. You will try out a wide range of career areas in college including Catering, Construction Trades, IT, Creative Arts, Health and Social Care and Sport. This helps you to find out what you enjoy, what you excel at and helps you to make an informed choice about your future. Through the course you will also develop your English, Maths and IT skills. The Skills for Progression course aims to develop your personal and social skills alongside supporting transition to Level 1 courses in college for learners who require more support.
The course also offers tasters in appropriate vocational courses. Our Independent Living Skills courses support you to develop your skills for life, including how to access the community, how to live independently and how to communicate effectively. We take an individual approach – working with you to develop your confidence, abilities and independence. As well as this you will work in different vocational areas in Catering, Construction Trades, IT, Creative Arts, Health and Social Care and Sport. Above all we aim to meet your individual needs and work with you to progress onto your next step.
Many Vocational Studies students achieve a place on a Level 1 course in their chosen career area and start to gain skills and qualifications for a future career. Our goal is to support your progress. We work with you and a range of external partners to enable you to make the next step after your time with us.
Our Foundation Studies students take part in a wide range of activities and competitions to develop wider skills and confidence. This includes Duke of Edinburgh, enterprise activities and outdoor adventure sports.
Take a look at where our ILS courses might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!