Community Learning Wales Addysg Cymunedol Cymru
Community Learning WalesAddysg Cymunedol Cymru

Life Skills Program

AIM

To develop personal, social and employability skills through the following units:


  • Independent Living
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Community Awareness
  • Personal Safety
  • Preparation for Work

 

SUITABLE FOR

Adults and post 16

CLW can tailor teaching methods and resources to fit disability specific groups of learners.

 

UNITS

The following tables illustrate the details of the program and are level specific.

 

 

Life Skills Stage One

 

UNIT TITLE

UNIT AIM

Rights and Responsibilities: Everybody Matters

To encourage learners to recognise and to consider their own rights and responsibilities.

Developing Skills for the Workplace:

Getting Things Done

To encourage learners to take an active part in the workplace and so help to get things done.  To encourage simple decision making and problem solving skills and to practice appropriate interaction with others.

Developing Skills for the Workplace:

Health and Safety

To encourage learners to recognise key features of work-based health and safety procedures.

Developing Skills for the Workplace:

Following Instructions

To encourage learners to demonstrate that they can follow simple instructions while working on tasks.  Learners should also show that they can behave appropriately when in the workplace.

Developing Skills for the Workplace:

Looking and Acting the part

To encourage learners to establish, and maintain, standards appropriate to the workplace.  To think about how they should present themselves and to consider the importance of good time keeping and appearance.

Preparation for Work

To encourage learners to think about the skills and qualities needed in the workplace, and to consider the type of job that they would like to do.

Developing Independent Living Skills:

Having your Say

To encourage learners to develop skills that will enable them to exert some control over their lives.  Also to encourage them to take part in making choices and decisions in relation to aspects of their own lives.

Developing Community Participation Skills:

Getting Out and About

To encourage learners to get out and about and to make maximum use of their local community.

Using Local Health Services

To encourage learners to access their local health services as appropriate to their needs.

Community Action

To encourage learners to recognise and access local community advice centres and understand the importance of asking for help.

Environmental Awareness

To encourage learners to take responsibility for their environment and consider environmental issues that affect their lives.

Healthy Living

To encourage learners to consider ways in which they could improve their lifestyle, and to ensure that it is a healthy one.

Making the Most of Leisure Time

To encourage learners to investigate a range of local leisure facilities and to participate in an appropriate leisure activity.

Managing Own Money

To encourage learners to explore their own personal finances and to recognise and use coins and notes appropriately.

Parenting Awareness

To encourage learners to become more aware of the issues and difficulties faced by new parents.

Personal Safety in the Home and Community

To encourage learners to consider the risks he/she could face in the home and when out and about.  The learner will need to demonstrate safe practices both in the home and when making a simple, familiar journey.

Using Technology in the Home and Community

To encourage learners to identify and safely use technology in the home, and in their centre.

 

 

 

Life Skills Stage Two

 

UNIT TITLE

UNIT AIM

Community Action

To encourage learners to participate in local community activities and to understand how they benefit the learner and society.

Developing Self

To encourage learners to develop their personal skills.  The learner can do this by agreeing and working through action steps that will help them to achieve their personal target.  This can help learners to move from being passive in developing their personal skills to becoming more proactive and independent in this area.  It can also help to motivate learners and improve their confidence by providing a focus for recognising achievements.

Environmental Awareness

To encourage learners to take responsibility for their environment and to understand how their actions can help the environment.

Healthy Living

To encourage learners to consider ways they could improve their lifestyle, and ensure that it is a healthy one.

Individual Rights and Responsibilities

To encourage learners to explore and raise awareness of their individual rights and responsibilities.

Making the Most of Leisure Time

To encourage learners to investigate a range of leisure facilities and to decide how they would use their leisure time.

Managing Own Money

To encourage learners to explore their own personal finance and to carry out basic transactions capably.

Managing Social Relationships

To encourage learners to explore their behaviour and how this may best be adjusted to different social situations, allowing for an appropriate manner at all times.

Parenting Awareness

To encourage learners to become more aware of the issues and difficulties faced by new parents.

Personal Safety in the Home and Community

To encourage learners to consider the risks they could face in the home and when out and about.  Strategies for reducing risk while travelling, and when in the home, are explored.

Preparation for Work

To encourage learners to explore their skills and qualities in relation to those needed for working life, and to identify and prepare key personal information.

Using Technology in the Home and Community

To encourage learners to understand and safely use technology in the home and in the community.

Communicating with Others at Work

To encourage learners to consider the importance of speaking and listening skills, and shows learners how to convey straightforward information to familiar people, in familiar contexts.

Developing Skills for Travelling to and from Work

To encourage learners to understand the importance of planning their route to work so that they know what they have to do to arrive at work on time.

Exploring Job Opportunities

To encourage learners to identify potential job opportunities that match their skills and interests.  The unit introduces learner to ways in which they might look for potential job roles, and develop skills to present information about themselves to others.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

To encourage learners to develop their understanding of H&S as a fundamental responsibility of all employees.  The need to know what this means in practice in the workplace and that they have a responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe working environment.  They also need to know how to respond appropriately in an emergency.

Introduction to Customer Care

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their understanding of the concept of customer care, and to think about the importance of good customer care.

Rights and Responsibilities at Work

To encourage learners to develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of employees.

Tackling Number Problems

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their understanding and skills in tackling simple practical number problems, and to develop their number skills more generally.

Understanding Work Standards

To encourage learners to consider the fundamental requirement for working – timekeeping, attendance and working to given standards.

Dealing with Problems in Everyday Life

To encourage learners to begin to develop and demonstrate a more systematic approach to tackling problems.  It involves the learner identifying a problem and a way to tackle it.  The learner is then given help to sort out the problem.

Tackling Problems

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their skills in being able to recognise and tackle simple and straightforward problems.

Working as Part of a Group

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate skills in working co-operatively with others.  The learner will do this by helping to set some of the ground rules for working with others, and by understanding the nature of the group task and his/her role within the group.  The learner must be involved in carrying out their role, ask for support and offer help to others.  They should say what they thought went well and what did not go so well in carrying out the group activity.

Introduction to Working with Others

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate skills in working co-operatively with others, introducing learners to some of the basic features of teamwork, in which learners can identify themselves as part of a team and work on a shared task.

Working Towards Goals

To encourage learners to develop their independent learning skills.  They will do this by agreeing and working through action steps to help them achieve their personal or learning goals.  This will support them in going from being passive learners to becoming more proactive, independent learners.  It can also help to motivate learner and improve their confidence by providing a focus for recognising achievements.

Planning and Reviewing Learning

To encourage learners to develop their independent learning skills, focusing on planning, doing and reviewing.  This will help learners to move from being passive learners to becoming more proactive, independent learners.  It can also help to motivate learners and improve their confidence by providing a focus for recognising achievements.

 

 

 

 

Life Skills Stage Three

 

UNIT TITLE

UNIT AIM

Community Action

To encourage the learner to participate in local community activities and to understand how they benefit the learner and society.

Developing Self

To encourage learners to develop their personal skills.  The learner can do this by agreeing and working through action steps that will help them to achieve their personal target.  This can help learner to move from being passive in developing their personal skills, to becoming more proactive and independent in this area.  It can also help to motivate learners and improve their confidence by providing a focus for recognising achievements.

Environmental Awareness

To encourage learners to take responsibility for their environment and to understand the environmental impact of their actions.

Healthy Living

To encourage learners to consider ways in which they could improve their lifestyle, and ensure that it is a healthy one.

Individual Rights and Responsibilities

To encourage learners to explore and raise awareness of their individual rights and responsibilities.

Making the Most of Leisure Time

To encourage learners to investigate a range of leisure facilities and to take part in their preferred activity.

Managing Own Money

To encourage learners to explore their own personal budget and to carry out basic transactions capably.

Managing Social Relationships

To encourage learners to explore their behaviour, and how this may best be adjusted to different social situations, allowing for an appropriate manner at all times.

Parenting Awareness

To encourage learners to become more aware of the some of the difficulties and issues faced by new parents.

Personal Safety in the Home and Community

To encourage learners to consider the risks they could face in the home and when out and about.  Strategies for reducing risk while travelling, and when in the home, are explored.

Using Technology in the Home and Community

To encourage learners to understand and use technology in the home and community safely, and have some understanding of what to do if it goes wrong.

Communicating with Others at Work

To encourage learners to consider the use of different forms of communication (e.g. speaking and listening, reading and writing and using ICT) for straightforward purposes.

Exploring Job Opportunities

To encourage learners to identify what job opportunities are available and decide which would be the most suitable for them.  The unit provides an opportunity for learners to identify and use sources of careers advice and support so that they can match their own interests, experience, skills and qualities to appropriate job opportunities.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

To encourage learners in understanding that H&S is a fundamental responsibility of all employees.  Learners will need to know what this means in practice in the workplace, and that they have a responsibility for preventing accidents and responding appropriately in an emergency.

Introduction to Customer Care

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their understanding of the concept of customer care, and to thin about the importance of good customer care.

Maintaining Work Standards

To encourage learners to consider the fundamental requirements for working – timekeeping, attendance and working to given standards.

Rights and Responsibilities at Work

To encourage learners to develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of employees.

Tackling Number Problems

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their understanding and skills in tackling practical number problems.  It also gives learners the opportunity to think about and develop number skills relevant to an area of work they are interested in.

Preparation for Work

To encourage learners to explore the skills qualities needed for working life, and to investigate personal career opportunities and prepare key personal information.

Applying for a Job

To encourage learners to identify a job they would like to apply for, and support them in working through the application process.

Dealing with Problems in Daily Life

To encourage learners to begin to develop and demonstrate a more systematic approach to tackling problems.  It involves the learner identifying a problem and different ways to tackle it.  They are then given help to sort out the problem, work through their plan and look back to decide how well they went about the problem-solving process.

Tackling Problems

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their skills in being able to tackle more complex problems in a systematic way.

Working as Part of a Group

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their skills in working co-operatively with others.  The learner will do this by helping to set some of the ground rules for working with others, and by understanding the nature of the group task and their role within the group.  The learners must be involved in carrying out their role, accept and offer support to others, then review the outcomes and suggest ways of improving their work with others.

Introduction to Working with Others

To encourage learners to develop and demonstrate their skills in working co-operatively with others, providing a framework for learners to show that they can plan and meet their own responsibilities when working with others towards a shared task.

Working Towards Goals

To encourage learners to develop their independent learning skills.  They will do this by agreeing and working through action steps that will help them to achieve their personal or learning goals.  This will help learners to move from being passive learners to becoming more proactive, independent learners.  It can also help to motivate learners and improve their confidence by providing a focus for recognising achievements.

Planning and Reviewing Learning

To encourage learners to develop their independent learning skills, focussing on planning, doing and reviewing.  This will help learners to move from being passive learners to becoming more proactive, independent learners.  It can also help to motivate learners and improve their confidence by providing a focus for recognising achievements.

 

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