Skip to Content
Moving On to Independence Event
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
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 bottom of this page.

What will I learn?

The aim of the Moving On To Independence 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. You will participate in work experience placements within the college and these are an excellent way of preparing you 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  
  • 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 an email confirming that we have received your application. 
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. 

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 10 working days or risk losing your place. 

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 and August 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104