Life Skills Learning Programmes

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Course code: 23H900

If you have a learning difficulty and would like more information about our Life Skills programmes please click the link below. Complete the application and a member of the Team will be happy to contact you and discuss an appropriate programme.

when

where

THE MALTINGS 

Herbert Street

Wolverhampton
WV1 1NQ


fees

Fees and concessions

free

who

Wolverhampton Adult Education Service

enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Course details

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<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">Life Skills classes are ideal if you are an adult aged 19+ with a learning disability. The focus is on the preparation for adulthood, independent living and moving you closer to employment or volunteering.</span><br />
<span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">Practical activities could include cooking, arts & crafts, citizenship, English, Maths and Digital Skills. Activities will focus on keeping yourself safe, healthy eating, travel planning, time management, being part of your community and improving your work ready skills.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">Using English, Maths and Digital Skills well is an important part of independent living, and these subjects will be embedded into your learning. You will improve the skills needed for everyday life; build your confidence, problem solving and creative thinking skills. Courses will help you to think about your future options. </span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">Enrichment activities are a big part of learning at Adult Education Wolverhampton so that you get an opportunity to practice the skills you learn in class.</span></span></span></p>
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Course requirements

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<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">You do not need any qualifications, but we would like you to have the willingness to learn and progress.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">To apply you will need to:</span></span></span></p>

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<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Have a learning disability</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Attend every session to get the most out of your learning</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">You will need to speak to one of our teachers, or to a member of the Student Services team and you may want to bring someone to support you for a face-to-face meeting</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif">We may ask you to complete some Initial Assessment activities, to determine your current skills and what you need to work on.</span></span></li>
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Location

<p>The Maltings WV1 1NQ, City Learning Quarter, WV1 3AU.</p>

What are the benefits of this course?

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<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Courses are fully supported to help you gain the most out of your time in the classroom</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">You will develop your communication, number and digital skills which will help you in everyday life</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">You will study in an adult environment with support from a dedicated teaching and Student Services Team</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">All the teachers are experts in their subject, fully qualified and experienced</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">We get excellent feedback from students</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">All students will have a FREE Microsoft 365 account</span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Many students will be able to access financial support e.g., travel, course fees, resources</span></span></span></span></li>
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How will I learn?

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<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">You will take part in projects, group, and individual activities, with support from your teacher and support worker. You will have access to appropriate learning resources and a learning environment suitable to your individual needs.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif">In addition, there may be online sessions where you will learn to use Microsoft Teams. </span></span></p>
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How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Assessment takes place throughout the year to monitor your progress and to help us identify any areas where you may need support.</span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">You will have an individual learning plan (ILP) that will be completed by you, your teacher and your employer and record your goals and achievements. You will also receive regular feedback and advice from your teacher.</span></span></p>

Are there any additional costs?

<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Courses are free. You may also be eligible for support towards travel costs and resources. Student Services will be able to advise.</span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Helvetica Neue&#34;,serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">You will need to supply your own writing materials such as pens, paper and folders but you may be able to loan a laptop and a MiFi dongle to enable you to learn at home.</span></span></span></span></p>

What qualification will I get?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">These are non-qualification programmes, but you will gain the skills to move you closer to independence.</span></span> </p>

What will I be able to do after this course?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">If you wish, you could also progress on to other Life Skills courses including one of our supported employment courses, or progress to other courses with Adult Education. We also have a wide range of creative courses, which might interest you. </span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">Check the website for new courses that start throughout the year. </span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif">Whatever you would like to do, you will receive Information, Advice and Guidance from our staff, to help you make the right choices for you.</span></span></span></p>

Further information

<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">For further information or careers or educational advice please contact our Student Gateway:</span></span></span></span></p>

<p><strong><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="color:#ffc000">01902 558180 | </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#ffc000"><strong><span style="font-size:14.0pt">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</span></strong></span></span></a></span></span><strong><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="color:#ffc000"> | </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><a href="http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#ffc000"><strong><span style="font-size:14.0pt">www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</span></strong></span></span></a></span></span></p>