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Preparation for Life

Preparation for Life

Our Preparation for Life (PFL) programmes enable learners who have learning disabilities to develop the skills they need to participate as citizens within the community and, where possible, the workplace.

As our fastest growing area of provision, PFL is continuously developing exciting new opportunities and programme content.

Programmes have been developed to:

● Recognise achievement of the personal skills needed to progress onto further qualifications

● Include rigorous assessment procedures designed to capture learners’ achievements and measure their success

● Improve essential personal, social and practical skills in a range of relevant contexts Increase confidence and self-esteem

● Develop self-determination and greater personal autonomy

● Provide a flexible framework

● Ensure learning is personalised

● Promote ownership of learning goals

● Increase the use of real and relevant activities and settings for learning

 Who are the qualifications for:

All certificates have been designed for learners who have a range of cognitive impairments that cause difficulty in learning the skills for everyday life and work, who want to:

● Become more independent

● Take a more active part in their community

● Develop a range of practical and/or creative skills

● Develop social skills and an awareness of others

● Enhance communication and self advocacy skills

● Begin to determine their own learning through the achievement of personalised learning goals

● Develop confidence and self esteem

What do the qualifications provide?

Learners working at Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3 will complete a range of units designed to aid personal and social progression in a broad range of contexts.

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