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Cameo: Independent living skills (ILS) learners at Bridgend College benefit from clear learning pathways

The breadth of the ILS curriculum and the range of learning programmes at Bridgend College provide ILS learners with suitable and realistic routes into work, accessing the community and developing independence. The curriculum is based around four pathways and one supported internship route. Learners are allocated routes based on their aspirations and learning needs and learning aims support a personalised, non-accredited assessment process. Learners with moderate learning difficulties are given the opportunity to undertake meaningful work experience that supports progress towards longer-term work aspirations. In 2020-2021, these opportunities led to all learners on supported internships securing full-time paid employment.