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ACHIEVE Lifeskills programme at Thomley

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.

Programme modules:

  • Employability award

  • English & Maths qualifications as appropriate

  • Modules on money management

  • Independent living

  • Accessing & interpreting travel timetables

  • Healthy eating and health & safety

  • Progression pathways

The program is a mixture of blended learning and hands on, practical tasks, such as:

  • Independent Living Skills

  • Cooking Skills

  • Health Eating

  • Personal Safety

  • Personal Care

  • Leisure

  • Road Safety

  • Work Experience

Functional Skills:

  • Math’s

  • English

  • ICT

What’s involved?

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)

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