OCNWM Award, Certificate & Diploma in Living Independently Entry Level 1

Course information

Students on this course aim to develop a wide range of skills to enable them to be more independent at home and in the community. They also take part in projects that build skills for work.

The group works on independent living skills in our in-house flat, preparing drinks and meals, and helping to keep the area clean and tidy. We can also use the flat to follow personal care plans. We access public transport to go shopping for cooking ingredients, and access local facilities such as Northwich Memorial Court, where we try out different areas of fitness. All of the activities organised help students learn useful work skills, such as following instructions and wearing appropriate clothing.

As part of the Study Programme, all learners undertake work placements. They undertake taster sessions across the different vocational areas in college. The group also takes part in volunteering projects, such as litter picking and preparing for Christmas tree sales with the Forestry Commission and Saltscape.

All students, whatever vocational pathway they take, will have individualised Functional Skill sessions (Maths & English) and undertake qualifications whenever possible. They also have weekly Life Skills sessions to develop Independence and Enrichment, where they choose from a range of leisure clubs.

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