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Pathway 2 Exploring Independence

Exploring Independence programme teaches students the fundamentals of how to live independently.

This is a non-accredited course designed to give learners the opportunity to engage in learning which will develop independence. For example, learners are taught how to look after themselves, the importance of personal hygiene, and how to use public transport, prepare simple food and drinks, and handle money.

What Will I Learn?

The four pillars of learning provide the core of the programme: • Health and Wellbeing • Community Inclusion • Independent Living • Employability The curriculum provides a practical approach for gaining and consolidating skills. Communication, numeracy and digital literacy skills are a key part of learning, with opportunities to develop and practice these skills embedded within each of the four pillars.

Entry Requirements

The course is intended for applicants with severe/moderate learning difficulties/disabilities and/or social/behavioural difficulties. Learners may have attended special schools or supported settings within mainstream education. Most learners would typically be working at entry level 1/2 Numeracy & Literacy.


Following initial baseline assessments, using a person-centred approach learners will be set individual targets. Course tutors will provide support to track and review each target ensuring progress towards long term destinations.

Career Progression

Some learners may be able to progress onto Pathway 3 or other FE (Further Education) programmes within the college

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Course Details
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:02/09/2024
Course Code:ISFE47NA
FT Registration Fee: £15

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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