While at College House, students undertake an accreditation programme - OCR Life and Living Skills Entry Level. This scheme provides students with high quality, nationally recognised qualifications. They are credit-based qualifications that provide valuable opportunities for students to develop skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding, offering opportunities for students to build a profile of achievement best suited to their individual needs.

In the first year, students will study home management skills and achieve a Certificate in Life and Living Skills, Entry Level 1. The units covered comprise of:

  • Planning and preparing a simple meal
  • Using shopping facilities
  • Participating in carrying out household tasks
  • Preparing drinks and snacks
  • Cleaning, washing, drying and storing laundry

In the second year, students will achieve a Certificate in Life and Living Skills, Entry Level 2. The units covered comprise of:

  • Food safety and storage
  • Recycling and managing waste
  • Following a simple recipe
  • Understanding how to clean the home
  • Shopping for daily living

All modules are centre-assessed, then posted to be externally moderated by an OCR Moderator.