Living Independently (Asdan Awards)

Living Independently Short Course (Asdan Awards)

My Independence is a suite of four certificated programmes for young people with a range of special educational needs. Mapped to the preparing for adulthood (PfA) pathways,

My Independence is our key programme to achieve positive outcomes for young people with an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged 19+.

The key aims of the My Independence programmes are to raise aspirations and specifically address the needs of young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and moderate learning difficulties (MLD) through meaningful and creative learning opportunities. Each programme provides a real-life context to reward achievement and foster the personal, social and work-related abilities of all learners by focusing on a person-centred planning approach.

Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level. 

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme

  • Internally moderated

  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activity


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

  • a record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge

  • recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities

  • summary of achievement, highlighting skills development

  • personal statement

Course Content

The Living Independently Short Course contains nine modules:

  • Earning and spending money

  • Keeping track of your money

  • Making financial choices

  • A place of your own

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Cooking on a budget

  • Practical cooking skills

  • Career management

  • Preparing for the world of work

ORR Solutions Group Limited 
7 Bell Yard, London
England, United Kingdom

T: 0300 030 1099 
Company Number: 11546188
VAT Number: 341251048


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