Towards Independence (14-19) Department
Pupils in the pre-formal and informal pathways within the Towards Independence Department work towards a range of units as part of the AQA Unit Awards Scheme (UAS). Pupils undertake some units linking to the Thinking and Problem Solving and Communication and Social Relationships aspects. Teachers also then select units that interest the pupils and link to the work experience and community engagement opportunities that they are undertaking. Please see the below programme of study to see which selection of units pupils are undertaking this year.
Pupils in the semi-formal pathway within the Towards Independence Department work towards an Award, Certificate or Diploma in Skills for Living and Work with AIM Qualifications. Pupils can achieve Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 or Entry Level 3 in a range of units, including English, Maths and Vocational options. Please see the below programme of study to see which selection of units pupils are undertaking this year.
AQA Entry Level Certificates:
Pupils in the formal pathway within the Towards Independence Department work towards Entry Level Certificates in Maths and English with AQA as well as undertaking some Vocational units within the Skills for Living and Work AIM Qualifications.
Towards Independence Programme of Study
Work Experience and Community Engagement
In the Towards Independence Departments, pupils undertake regular work experience opportunities. Please see the Preparation for Adulthood page to see the range of opportunities on offer.
Pupils' progress and achievements during these sessions are tracked on Evidence for Learning using Task Analysis that have been created for each opportunity. Please click here to see an example Task Analysis for Travel Training.