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Pathways to Independence or Employment

Course Name 
Pathways to Independence or EmploymentAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Entry 1
Start Date September/applications may be considered throughout the year.
Duration Flexible (depending on progress)
Mode of Study Full time
Offering Code NAE1PPR1F002
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement No
Course Overview This highly supported course is for learners who want to further develop their independence into adulthood. You will gain confidence, personal and social skills, in addition to gaining skills and experience that could help you to progress towards further study or supported employment.
What you will Study

Your programme of study will concentrate on improving and developing:

  • Personal Relationships in Adulthood
  • Safeguarding self in Adulthood
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Advanced travel skills
  • High levels of Independent Living Skills
  • High levels of Social and Personal Skills
  • Skills for Employment or Supported Employment
  • Work placement tasters (where relevant to skills & aspirations)
  • Communication/Literacy
  • Numeracy

On assessment of work readiness, there may be opportunities for work experience that would develop skills towards sustainable employment.

How you will Learn You will be involved in active learning through a series of projects. The projects will allow you to action plan and produce evidence for your portfolio. Typical projects include working with external partners, employment tasters, employability, equality and diversity and safeguarding. There are also many practical activities to prepare for working life and independent living.
How you will be Assessed By portfolio building, practical activities and production of work.
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry qualifications
Attendance Expectations There is an expectation that your attendance on the course will be 95% (September to June). You will be in College for three to four days per week, depending on timetabling requirements.
Attendance - Please note

This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest.

For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Further Study There may be the possibility to progress on to our FLEX VOTE programme which is designed to give you an opportunity of studying at higher levels for personal and social skills, employability skills, maths, English and ICT and will also give you vocational options and tasters. Alternatively, for learners who aspire towards Employment outcomes, there may be opportunities to progress onto a Supported Internship such as GET SET or a Project Search programme.
Career Opportunities FLEX Pathways to Independence or Employment is designed to help you move towards a higher level of independent living and potentially supported employment. It will enable your confidence and self-esteem to flourish in all aspects of independence and adulthood.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Debbie Moss on 01924 789138  or Deborah Pearson on 01924 789330

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Course Groups (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Subject Area (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Client Group (W) 16-18
Search Ref (W) 59115
Website Ref (W) CWXIA6FNBE
Information last amended: 29 June 2022 14:27

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