Independent Living Skills (ILS)
These courses are designed for learners with learning difficulties and/or a range of additional needs. All courses are based in the new Independent Living Skills department at Northop College. Learners wishing to join these courses may currently be attending a special school, college, day centre or in supported employment.
We welcome applications from any person with a learning difficulty or disability and will endeavour to work with learners to enable them to fully integrate into college life and fulfil their potential. Our courses are normally full-time (3 days per week).
All applications are considered on an individual basis and offers are based on initial interview, candidate profiles/references and a needs assessment to determine the availability of a suitable programme.
|Title||Level||Duration||Days per week||Details|
|Life Skills Taster||Pre-Entry||1-2 yrs||3|
|Life Skills||Entry 1||1-2 yrs||3|
|Life Skills||Entry 2||1-2 yrs||3|
|Horticulture, Gardening & Workshop Skills||-||1yr||1|
Each 3 day course consists of the following:
1.5 days of
Practical activities related to the main course theme e.g. Catering and Retail plus tutorials.
1.5 days of
Additional units from a range* of topics including:
- Life Skills/Domestic Skills
- Employability Skills/Real Work Environments
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Community Skills, Citizenship, Enterprise
- Enrichment/Educational visits
- Health, Personal Relationships and Wellbeing
- Personal and Social Development/Advocacy
* Note that the exact combination of additional units will vary depending on the course and level.
Telephone Student Services on 01244 834511 or send us an online message.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for full-time courses.
Text APPDC with your name and address to 88020 to receive an application form in the post.
(Texts are charged at your normal network rate).
Download the application form, print it, complete it and then post it to the Admissions Co-ordinator at Deeside College.