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Henshaws College - Independence

Who is this for?

Would you like to move towards a more independent future? On this course, our team will support you to become more independent and confident in all areas of your life. Sessions will involve life skills and interpersonal skills to help you prepare for your future.

What will you learn?

On the Independence programme, we will work with you to understand your aspirations for a more independent life, and help you to develop the skills needed to reach those goals. You will have opportunities for lots of learning experiences including practical skills such as shopping and cooking. You will explore your creative side, build your academic knowledge and develop your vocational skills.

Your curriculum

You will have a personalised curriculum which may involve:

  • Plan, shop, cook
  • On campus work experience
  • Sports, fitness, swimming
  • Forest school
  • Community inclusion
  • Assistive technology
  • Maths, English, ICT
  • Drama, music, art
  • Enterprise sessions
  • Personal development

When Gareth started College he was a very quiet and shy young man and with support from College staff and from working with his peers he is now maturing into a much more self-assured young man. Gareth is a residential student and has transferred the skills he has been learning in the classroom to the residence and also to his home environment in areas such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, including money management."

Student Gareth learning in an English lesson, smiling at the camera

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