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Personal And Social Skills

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Course Description


Personal and Social Skills

Content & Overview
This course aims to support your personal growth and give you the skills to live as independently as possible, so you can play an active role in your own community and develop a fulfilling social life.

The qualification is unit based and you will be expected to complete 4 or 5 units to make up the 13 credits required. The units chosen will be determined by yourself and the tutor. The units you can choose from include Being Part of a Group, Healthy Eating, Using Social and Leisure Facilities and more.

Suitable for
Adults preparing for employment, independent living, further learning or adult life in general.

Entry requirements
You will be required to attend an initial assessment at a Community Hub to determine your eligibility for the course.
Your English must also be to a standard to enable you to complete any written assignments.
You must be aged 19+ on 31 August 2022 to join this course.
You must complete an online induction, which includes online safety, before you begin a course with us.

How will this course benefit me?
Upon the completion of this qualification, you should have a greater understanding of the skills required to live as independently as possible, you will have learnt importance of playing an active role in your community and you should have developed more fulfilling social life.

Attendance and Learning Assessment
You will need to attend your class session on time and stay for the whole session. You will also need the time and commitment required to complete any set tasks and maintain attendance of at least 90%.

You will be internally assessed via completion of a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how you meet the qualification criteria set by the Awarding Body. This will include tutor assessment, witness statements, tutor observations, real work products.

You must complete 13 credits of which a minimum of 8 credits must be at Entry 1. Remaining credits can be achieved at or above the level of the qualification.

There will be no formal examination.

Course Delivery
This is a face-to-face classroom-based course with live lessons and set teaching times.

You should be willing to join in with class discussions and activities.

Application method
If you would like to apply for this course, you can click on the “Apply Now” button above and complete an online application form.
A member of our Customer Service Team will check your eligibility and forward your application to a course tutor.
If you require more information about this course, please use this link:- Course Information Enquiry to enquire from our website or telephone our Customer Service Team on 01724 297146.

The primary progression route from these qualifications is into independent or supported living.

Additional information
You will need to bring paper and a pen with you. You may also find it useful to have a folder to keep your work in.
Places on this course are limited. Further courses will be scheduled throughout the academic year and will operate waiting lists. We recommend you register your interest early, as this course is very popular.

Most of our courses are currently offered FREE OF CHARGE.  However, in order to satisfy ESFA funding requirements, we may need information from you regarding your personal circumstances. If you need any more information, please contact our Customer Service team on 01724 297146.

Why study here?
We provide a welcoming learning environment with excellent learning resources and facilities. Tutors are experienced, well qualified and offer industry experience in their subjects. Learning is accessible from home via the online learning platform Google Classroom to allow you to make progress between taught sessions.