Moving On to Independence Event
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year

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 foot of this page.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to build skills that will prepare young people for life after college and it is suitable for those who have completed the Learning for Independence or a similar course.

You will develop personal and employability skills through a wide range of subjects and receive guidance and support to develop your own Personal Learning and Support Plan, to meet your individual needs and goals.

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

Attendance: 16.5 hours a week.

Learning to work with others is an important element of the course and is encouraged through projects and activities. Students will participate in work experience placements within the college and these are an excellent way of preparing for supported employment or volunteering.

You may complete the following units:

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

How to apply

To apply for this course, please complete the Supported Education Application Form and email it to or post it to:

Glasgow Clyde College
Cardonald Campus
Mosspark Drive
G52 3AY

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Evidence of undertaking SQA qualifications at SCQF Level 2 in all subject areas
  • the ability to engage and participate at the level required for this course (as evidenced at the selection day)
  • the ability to work independently and with others.

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 or supported employment.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive a letter email confirming that we have received your application.
If you meet the entry criteria, you will be invited to attend a selection event, which may include a core skills profile and group activity.

You will be asked to provide proof of qualifications and a completed Individual support Form prior to interview.

Interviews will take place between March and June.

You be informed by post of the outcome of your interview within 15 working days. There are four possible outcomes:

  • unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed
  • conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements
  • waiting list: you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.
  • unsuccessful: you have not met the entry criteria or did not meet the necessary level at the interview. You can contact Student Advice to discuss alternative options.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

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 the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further details such as funding, joining instructions and induction date.

You will be invited to attend an induction event, which will take place in June.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104