Bridging Diploma

KC's Bridging Diploma is designed to give you the skills to lead an independent, happy and healthy life. Covering independent living skills, personal development and social skills, this course will help you develop all the key components you require to succeed in life!

This unique and practical course aims to positively develop your personal qualities and attitudes, your social and interpersonal skills and build your confidence in preparation for you to take on a Level 1 qualification or enter the world of employment!

  • What will be studied

    Bridging course content includes developing a range of life skills such as:

    • Self-advocacy
    • Independent living
    • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
    • Learning personal safety
    • Cookery
    • Budgeting
    • Principles of food hygiene and safety.

    English and Maths are embedded throughout the course and will be accredited at a level suitable to each individual student. You will also take part in work experience via timetabled offsite activities

  • What are the entry requirements?

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, in order to be considered for this programme, you will need:

    • To be willing to learn
    • Complete an initial assessment and
    • Attend an interview at the college to assess your suitability for the course.
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Completion of this confidence-building course will allow you to progress to a Level 1 qualification in your chosen vocational area.

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this qualification you will gain an entry level Diploma in Independent Living/Personal and Social Development recognising your personal growth and development throughout the course.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via

    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials
    • Presentations
    • Demonstrations
    • Class work

    You will also spend one day a week at an offsite-skills session and take part in block work experience

    The study programme is 16 hours a week and also includes a 60 hour mandatory work placement.

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Units will be assessed by:

    • Portfolio work
    • Individual learning programme.
  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE 
  • Other Information:

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad

    Please note that there will be a charge of £2.00 per week to cover Cookery lesson costs

  • Exam Board:

    Anything you want! After completing this course you will be able to progress to a Level 1 qualification in your chosen vocational area.


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : June 2022 Fee : N/A
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