Learning for Living and Work

Learning For Living and Work: Employability and Vocational Options

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements
  • You must have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and is subject to commissioning by your local authority
  • This course is aimed at students aged between 16 and 24
  • A successful interview and taster sessions
You will achieve

Qualifications achieved will depend on the your aims and aspirations, ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1. There is a particular emphasis on re-engagement and participation involving small group work in a supported environment to develop confidence, self-esteem and personal values.

Last updated: 15th October 2018

Course overview

The Learning for Living and Work department supports students with a learning disability or difficulty, to prepare them for adulthood such as  independent living or the world of work.

Course content

For students aiming to develop their employability and vocational skills, including volunteering and work experience opportunities.
Curriculum areas include:
• Looking after yourself
• Community and travel
• Creative
• Using technology
• Volunteering
• Work experience
• Embedded maths, English and functional skills
• Enterprise
• Vocational options e.g. hair and beauty, art and design, computing, animal care, sport, media and catering
• Progression planning
• Employability skills
• Enrichment
• Travel training

How will I be assessed?

 Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

What equipment will I need?

All equipment will be provided in most cases.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Progression possibilities:
• Further study
• Vocational programmes
• Supported living/independent living
• Community participation
• Day activities
• Volunteering
• Personal budget
• Supported employment/paid work

How much does the course cost?

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Learning For Living and Work: Employability and Vocational Options