Skills for Work and Life

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Designed for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan (ECHP), the Skills for Work and Life course enables learners to work towards personal goals whilst preparing for work or a supported internship.

Course Information

Based at Somerville House - a small campus with on-site vocational facilities - this course will allow you to work towards your personal and academic goals in a welcoming and restorative environment. You will develop your maths and English, gain skills through work experience, and even have access to a life skills kitchen to prepare you for living independently. This course uses the RARPA framework to help you reach your full potential, providing tailored learning to achieve personalised outcomes. You will have the opportunity to work alongside staff and gain hands-on experience by completing a work placement in either the canteen, reception area, administrative team, or the maintenance and gardening team.


Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone aged 16-24 with an EHCP who would benefit from learning on a small campus, would like to improve their English and maths, and are ready to start preparing for the workplace.

Units / Modules

Each student will work towards a set of individual targets alongside maths and English qualifications. Your individual targets may include:

  • Confidence when meeting new people
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Following instructions
  • Leadership skills
  •  Time-management skills

Benefits / Skills

  • Develop maths and English skills
  • Take part in a work placement
  • Improve problem solving and team building abilities
  • Increase your overall confidence
  • Progression into a supported internship
  • Receive support with career progression

Assessment Types

Students will be assessed as part of a RARPA portfolio and GCSE examinations.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, but students should be ready to work alongside the staff on campus.

Career Progression

Students on this course can progress into further study, a supported internship, or paid work.

Course Details


1 year

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Students on this course will develop the skills that employers require

Labour Market

Students on this course will work as part of the staffing team while completing their placements


Students who successfully complete this course will progress into work.

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