Foundation Learning & Skills for Life

Skills for Independence and Work 3:
Learners work towards

  • OCN Entry 2 or Entry 3 Certificate in Skills for Independence & Employability

    Learners will have the opportunity to:
  • Work towards improving their English/Maths/ICT at levels appropriate to the individual learner
  • Undertake work placements which can be supported by our Employment Coach.

    Students are supported in class, at lunch and break times and on off-site activities by our team of learning support assistants. We are also able to support on a 1-1 basis where required and give CSW support. Our Employment Coach will also support, before, during and after the work placements.

  • Entry requirements

    No formal qualifications are needed but candidate must have an EHCP. You may contact us yourself or be referred by your school or a Careers Adviser.
    An interview with a member of staff from the team plus a good reference from school/college is mandatory.
    Students will be expected to commit to the course and display good attendance & punctuality.

  • Who is the course for?

    Skills for Independence and Work 3: this is a higher level course for students who may have already completed Skills for Independence and Work 1 or for school leavers and young adults with moderate learning difficulties who wish to improve their employability skills.

  • Study methods

    Individual, pairs and small group work.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Students will create a portfolio of evidence. Assessment consists of both practical and theoretical knowledge. Practical evidence is through direct observation of the student, products or outcomes of the students’ work, such as items that have been produced or worked on.

    Evidence can also take the form of witness statements, assessor observations or authenticated reports, records or photographs of the work or activity.

    Where the students’ knowledge and understanding (and the handling of contingency situations) is not apparent from practical evidence, it will be assessed by oral questioning and/or written questions and answers and practical demonstrations.

  • More information

    There are a number of enrichment activities throughout the year including:

    • Enterprises
    • Working within the community
    • Sports activities
    • External trips

      For further information, please contact our Information and Advice team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • How to apply

    To apply for a course either click the APPLY NOW button - fill out the form online and submit

    OR download an application form here and post it to the address on the form.
    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2024

Starts 2 September 2024

Duration 1 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00