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What career opportunities can this lead to?

On successful completion of this programme you may be able to progress onto other programmes at Eastleigh College if this is appropriate, such as Building Independence, Exploring Enterprise at Entry Level 2 or the Adult Enrichment Programme. You will also gain an award through OCR Life and Living Skills (Entry Level) at Award, Certificate or Diploma Level. The qualification is accredited onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

What are the entry requirements?

Following application, successful applicants will be invited to a pre-assessment interview. This is followed by a two day assessment process. Your application should be supported by a transition plan from your school or personal advisor or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)

What does this programme involve?

You will study a programme based on developing life and personal skills, literacy, communication, numeracy and ICT skills. The programme is a mixture of practical and classroom based activities. You will also study independent living and home management skills: cooking, laundry, bed making, shopping, road safety and independent travel skills. Students will be encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle supported by a range of social and leisure activities.

You may also be able to study a variety of practical subjects which include:
-Music and dance
-Sport and fitness
-Art and crafts
-Basic gardening
-Environment and community

The programme will also involve researching and participating in the world of work with a range of group project activities and a work experience project week. If appropriate, in Year Two a short work experience project week may be arranged. You will also be able to undertake two activity weeks in Year One and Year Two. This will give you the opportunity to gain personal and team work skills, whilst trying new leisure and outdoor activities. Please note you will be responsible for the cost of all off-site activities (these may amount to approximately 350 per year).

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be assessed before and during your first few weeks of the College programme. This will be continually updated and discussed with you in order to set the targets for you to work towards. You will be taught by tutors who are experienced in teaching students with severe/moderate learning difficulties. Regular tutorials between yourself and your personal tutor will be held to discuss your progress and what you would like to learn whilst on the programme. You will be encouraged to make choices and follow your interests. A full annual review will take each year to which parents and other support workers may be invited.

What else do I need to know?

The programme is designed for students with severe/moderate learning difficulties who want to continue with their independence, confidence, communication and personal skills. The students will continue to develop their literacy and numeracy.

The programme is Monday -Thursday, 9am-2.30pm.

Your may travel independently, or alternatively transport to and from college may be arranged by contacting your Local Education Authority.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
TFC1 Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.