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Independence and Work Skills

Course Code: SDG
  • Level: E
  • Qualification: Certificate, City and Guilds
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesday, 9am - 3pm and Thursday, 9am - 12.15pm

What's it all about?

The independence and work skills study programme at City College Plymouth is for young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties or disabilities. It is ideal for those who need to learn within a supported environment, and who want to develop their skills in preparation for work and independent living. All students receive a high level of support to enable them to access all aspects of College life and the wider community. You will have the opportunity to develop English and maths skills, develop employability skills, develop a range of independent living skills, social skills, and self-confidence, try a range of vocational options, achieve relevant qualifications. You can also take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors).

Course information

You will have the opportunity to:

  • develop functional skills
  • develop a range of independent living skills,social skills and self confidence
  • try a range of vocational options
  • achieve relevant qualifications

The course includes:

  • Functional Skills
  • work Skills/work placement – where appropriate
  • Vocational tasters
  • personal development/residential
  • independent living skills
  • keeping fit and healthy
  • using community facilities.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but an interview will assess your suitability for the course.

You will have the opportunity to study the following qualifications:

  • Skills for Working Life
  • ASDAN Personal Progress Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge.

On successful completion you may progress to other skills development courses at the College or vocational training appropriate to individual needs.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Production Managers and Directors in Manufacturing


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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