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Moving On to Independence Event
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year, August to June

This one-year Moving on to Independence course is for young people who require additional support for learning and wish to develop their skills and knowledge, to progress to an appropriate future option, which may include volunteering opportunities or supported/open employment.

The application form for this course is at the bottom of this page.

What will I learn?

The Moving on to Independence course is for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and is designed to build on the skills developed in the Learning for Independence course.

The course will encourage learners to be more independent where possible while offering a supported environment to continue their development. 

Learners will develop personal skills through a wide range of subjects and receive guidance and support to develop their plans for the future. Learning to work with others is an important element of the course and is encouraged through projects and activities. The course timetable may offer some of the subjects below, however, these may change depending on the needs and interests of the learners.  

  • Preparation for adulthood  
  • Employability skills  
  • Communication and numeracy  
  • Enterprise activity  
  • Practical cooking skills  
  • Interpersonal skills  
  • Workplace experience  
  • Planning my future  
  • Information technology.  

You can apply for financial support by applying for a bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).  

Attendance: 16.5 hours a week.  

How to apply

To apply for this course, please complete the Supported Education Application Form and email it to admissions@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or post it to:

Glasgow Clyde College
Cardonald Campus
Mosspark Drive
G52 3AY

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • The course is aimed at young people working at National 2
  • You should show a willingness to study and to participate fully as a learner at college and should be able to work at the required level of study and at times independently
  • Some classes may require a level of physical ability
  • It is important that you can communicate with others and follow verbal instructions
  • You should have a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC prior to starting the course.

Employer and industry links

The course will help you to prepare to apply for appropriate future options which may include supported employment, volunteering, activities with support agencies or other college courses. Some students feel ready to apply for work towards the end of the course. 

Jobs and further study

You will have the potential to progress to other college courses, volunteering or supported employment.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply 

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team: 

  • We will invite you for an informal chat so we can tell you about the course and find out what you need
  • Please note: transition information is essential for all school leavers.

You will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional). If you meet the entry criteria, you will be offered a conditional offer on the course.  

    Please note your place will be confirmed provided we are able to meet your needs.  

  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within 14 days.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome of an offer will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. This will normally be sent out in June. 

More questions? Contact us about this course