Independent Living and Community Inclusion

Independent Living and Community Inclusion

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Independent Living and Community Inclusion

Independent Living Tier 2 - This is a life skills based curriculum for students to develop a sense of who they are and their place in the wider community. Courses in this pathway are designed for students who have learning difficulties and disabilities for whom vocational courses and full time work may not be an option. Course themes include basic cooking and household tasks, enrichment events, managing a personal budget, communication skills, personal and social development. 

Independent Living Tier 3- This is a life skills based curriculum where students develop advanced independence skills to prepare them for supported, semi or independent living.  Empowering the student to function as independently as possible, whilst embracing the individual’s needs.  Course themes include personal hygiene, telling the time, practical maths and English, accessing the community and healthy living, maintaining a house and garden.


Duration 35 weeks
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Joseph Priestley Campus, Beeston
Course code 70844 / 70841 / 70848 / 70869
Fee 16 - 18: no fee.

What you learn

Progression Pathways – This is a varied curriculum that offers students the opportunity to study towards a specific course or career. Courses are designed so that other students can take part to fit in with their hobbies and interests. All courses will include some work experience that is appropriate to the learner’s ability; this may be as an individual, with support or as a group with their tutor. Courses include – Horticulture / Gardening / Small Animal Care / Retail / Enterprise / Sports and Leisure / Catering & Hospitality. 

English & Maths – Students will be able to develop or enhance their English and maths skills appropriate to the learner’s ability; this may be towards a qualification or building a portfolio of evidence. There will also be an opportunity for learners to develop these skills in a practical way, handling, using money and paying for items. 

Tutorial – Students will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide them with pastoral support, information, advice and guidance and help them to progress through their learner journey.


How you will be assessed

Students will build a portfolio of work whilst others may wish to study a qualification to help them prepare for their next steps in either further study, work or supported internships.  

Entry requirements

The Foundation Study Programme incorporates a bespoke curriculum that promotes independent living, community inclusion, health & wellbeing and employment opportunities. Each course has a progressive and differentiated curriculum to meet students’ needs. The course is suited for those who have a mild to moderate learning disability and / or who need support with managing emotions and behaviour. We accept learners who are 16-18 years old or those who are 19-25 and therefore we provide high levels of individual educational and pastoral support.


What's next

Voluntary Work / Adult Social Care

Campus Locations

Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston

Burton Avenue
West Yorkshire
LS11 5ER
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 1.4 MilesWebsite