Passport to Independence (Half Day)
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About this course

This course is for those who wish to increase their independence and is designed for adults with a range of learning disabilities. It will cover areas of learning that impact on daily living and will be geared to the needs of individuals, enabling them to gain confidence and increase independence.

What will I learn?

 The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • The foundation skills, English, Maths and ICT. These will centre on what is needed for shopping, cooking, getting about, finding information, contacting friends and keeping safe.
  • Develop and maintain practical living skills (including hand eye coordination) such as those needed for cooking and cleaning. We will prepare basic dishes and follow basic cleaning techniques focusing on safety.
  • Keeping healthy through looking at diet, exercise, cleanliness and about seeking medical advice. We will design healthy menus, look at a balanced diet through food groups, identify locally produced food and study the practicalities of eating out.
  • Following instructions and problem solving, through games and puzzles.
  • Improve communication skills by working as part of a group, making choices and giving an opinion which is valued. This could be based on a group art or cooking project.

On completion, you will have more confidence with reading and writing used in everyday life.

  • You will improve Maths skills needed for shopping, cooking and getting about.
  • You will learn how to use a computer for finding information, contacting friends or playing games.
  • You will develop practical skills used for cooking and cleaning, and improve hand eye coordination.
  • You will learn about keeping healthy through diet and exercise as well as developing your understanding of health and safety issues.
  • You will have the opportunity to problem solve, follow instructions and work as a team. 



Entry requirements
Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Additional costs and information

You should bring with you a pen or pencil, some money for a tea or coffee, and a snack if you wish to have something at coffee break. 

You may be asked to contribute a small amount to the cost ingredients bought for cooking/food preparation.

What could I do next?

You could enrol on next term to continue to develop your independence skills.