Foundation and Work Living Programme

Foundation Work and Living Programme

Age Range:


Course Dates:

September 2018 to July 2019 The course takes place during term time over 36 weeks of the year

Session Times:

4 days per week (4 days in College 9.00am-3.00pm Monday-Thursday)

Hours per week:

24 hours

Number of students in each class:

8-10 students


As well as the teaching team delivering the course, specialist support will be provided as appropriate e.g. occupational therapy, speech and language therapy.


Award in Personal Development or Skills for Employment Award at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3

About the Course

The aim of the course is to give students opportunities to increase their independent living skills, including employability skills. We focus on identifying key areas of work and developing skills to secure work placements if appropriate.

Entry Criteria:

Students wishing to enrol on this course must be wanting to move on to paid or voluntary employment or gain skills to live in supported or independent living. In order to enrol on this course you will be invited to attend one of our enrolment days where you will be asked to complete an assessment with a member of the curriculum or admissions team. You may also be asked to produce a record of achievement or qualification certificates.


Skills related to work and living are taught within the course-these include: following instructions, Health & Safety, dressing appropriately, knowing how to communicate with a safe person, and making choices. English and maths are also embedded within the course content. Functional Skills and/or other free standing qualifications may also be available for some candidates.


  • Opportunities for supported employment, such as:
  • Volunteering
  • enterprise schemes
  • work placement
  • enrolment on a traineeship programme
  • opportunities to move into supported or independent living