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Independence and Community Skills

Course Code: SDF

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

The independence and community skills study programme at City College Plymouth is for young people with severe learning difficulties or disabilities. It’s ideal for those who need to learn within a supported environment, and who want to develop their skills to prepare for community work. Our dedicated staff give a high level of support, allowing you to thrive in all aspects of College life and the wider community. The course allows you to develop English and maths skills, social skills, self-confidence, and skills for independent living.

What you'll learn

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.

The course includes:

  • independent living skills
  • community work
  • personal development
  • using community facilities.
Entry requirements

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


There are no formal exams.

What's next?

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

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: SDF

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age groupFREE
19 - 23AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.