The course aims to provide a practical approach to learning, and consolidate previous skills learnt, with the aim to prepare learners for adult life and support their long-term destination. Learners will participate in work experience and access a range of community facilities to increase their skills, to work towards supported employment, or where appropriate employment without support.
The Skills Development course requires an interview with the course tutor before acceptance onto the course. Progression between courses is not automatic.
Learning is based around the ILS Four Pillars curriculum: Independent Living Community Inclusion Employability Health and Wellbeing Learners will also be working towards improving their communication, numeracy and digital literacy skills, with all areas embedded in the four pillars curriculum.
On completing the course learners will have developed their skills around the four pillars of learning, enabling progression towards their long-term destination, some learners may progress onto Pathway 3 Vocational Studies, or the Supported Internship Programme, alternatively some learners may wish to progress on to employment.
01 August 2024 - 31 July 2025