17+ Project LIFE (Learning for Independence and Future Employment)
Mid Devon Campus
The aim of this course is to give students the knowledge and confidence to transition out of education and into the world of employment, gaining skills through a range of practical learning.
Students will gain vocational qualifications and will work with a local employer to complete an external work experience placement.
You will receive recognised qualifications and classroom support.
This is an Entry Level course for students aged 16 - 19 years who have an EHCP and who would like to progress to employment. Areas of study include:
- Exploring the world of work: investigating options for a career, finding out about different forms of employment, running your own business, volunteering.
- Creating your personal Curriculum Vitae, completing a job application, attending a job interview
- Individualised work placement in your own community
- Community team project - identifying and negotiating a team project, planning and carrying out the group project.
- Enterprise activities - develop and manage an enterprise, producing a product/delivering a service, record keeping, team working and communication skills
- Vocational element - there are a range of options available from across the campus including catering and hospitality, introduction to woodwork depending on personal interests
- Embedded ICT, English and Maths skills
Partnership with a variety of employers will ensure students have opportunities to experience appropriate work that may be identified through exploring their skills, strengths and vocational profiling.
Students will be continually assessed through a range of practical activities completing workbooks to provide evidence.
There are no end exams.
For all learners joining Entry Level Study Programmes, there are no formal entry requirements. Learners on these programmes will study English and Maths at an appropriate level to suit their ability. Students will have a one-to-one interview to discuss their personal learning needs.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however an informal interview is essential.
Upon completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress to the Project LIFE internship course, a higher level of study in a vocational area and ultimately to employment or there may be the opportunity to take part in our apprenticeship programme; please contact us for further information.
You will experience small group teaching within a supported environment, in a dedicated area within the main campus building.
A wide range of practical facilities are available to students, including the catering kitchen and café with a kitchen and a sensory garden.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235245 for more information.
Q: How many days will I be in college?
A: Three days a week
Q: Will I have a chance to study in a vocational area?
A: Yes it is possible to link and gain qualifications in a vocational area for specific training.