The ACHIEVE Lifeskills programme at Thomley offers an entry level course designed to empower and support young people in everyday fundamentals for living life more independently.
The programme works towards a Diploma in Independent Living Skills and is for Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) holders aged 16-25 with no entry requirements. The course runs 2.5 days a week is located on-site at Thomley in a dedicated Learning Space.
English & Maths qualifications as appropriate
Modules on money management
Accessing & interpreting travel timetables
Healthy eating and health & safety
The program is a mixture of blended learning and hands on, practical tasks, such as:
Independent Living Skills
The course is a year long, term time only and is run over two and a half days. The groups are small, with a maximum of 10 learners. The course is written to be inclusive of individual needs and considers the outcomes on a learners EHCP, their own views, individual areas of strength and development and their progression pathway.
All learners will need to have an EHCP and/or be in receipt of benefits that enable them to cover the full cost of the programme over one year.
Thomley work closely with other professionals such as:
Speech and Language Therapists
The Autistic Teaching Company
The Local Authority
Special educational needs and disability (SEND) Teams
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)