Adult and Community Learning
Delivered by Hampshire Futures

Adult Learning

Several locally accredited units have been developed for adult learners in Hampshire. We have broken these down into three categories: Personal Development; Steps into Employment and Creative and Co-operative Learning. Under the tabs below, each Unit has a description of the content and the level.

Most units are available at Level 1 (often with an option to accredit learners at Entry level where they have needed additional support to achieve the learning outcomes). There are some units that have been developed at Entry Level only, specifically to meet the needs of learners with learning difficulties and disabilities.  

For further information about progression pathways and to select the most appropriate unit(s) for your Entry and Level 1 learners please refer to the Learner Pathways Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 59kb document or contact Hampshire Learning: hampshire.learning@hants.gov.uk.

We are keen to develop new units and to improve the current accredited offer to meet learners’ needs. Please contact Hampshire Learning with any feedback.

Programmes which support individuals in developing confidence, knowledge and skills to become more effective in their everyday lives.  Programmes of learning can be tailored to suit learners’ needs.

Assertiveness Skills (Entry Level)

20glh

Aims to raise awareness of the benefits of behaving assertively. By the end of the course learners will have demonstrated a development in their assertiveness skills and become more confident about saying what they want. This course is available at entry level and has one unit.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

Mandatory unit

Confidence building Entry level

10 glh

The aim of the programme is to help the learner feel more positive about themselves and to learn techniques that will help improve their self confidence. One mandatory unit is required for a full certificate.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

Mandatory unit

Personal Development (Entry Level)

20glh

This programme is designed to help build learners confidence by knowing themselves; how to relax; and how to change. Improving learners own assertiveness skills by looking at different types of behaviour and how they can become more assertive. One optional unit required for a full certificate.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

Optional units

Developing Confidence (Level 1)

10 GLH

This programme consists of two units.

Build your Self-Confidence – This unit provides opportunities for adults to explore issues surrounding their own self-confidence, to build on positive aspects and overcome negative responses. Learners will be required to identify specific changes they would like to make in their lives and will learn how to plan, develop and review an action plan/personal development plan.

Build your Confidence for Work – This unit is intended to prepare adults for a confident transition into work or volunteering. Learners will have the opportunity to address their own expectations and feelings about starting work. Learners will gain an understanding of a range of work-based relationships such as line-manager, co-worker and customer and how to communicate with confidence.

One optional unit is required for a full certificate.

Optional units

Managing Life Changes (Level 2)

10glh

This programme is designed to help learners understand the feelings they may have and to identify what they can do to help themselves with the resources at their disposal.

One mandatory unit is required for a full certificate.

Mandatory unit

Professional Effectiveness (Level 3)

10glh
This programme is designed to give learners the underlying knowledge, skill and understanding to enhance their own effectiveness over a wide variety of settings.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; or units from the QCF

One mandatory units is required for a full certificate.

Mandatory unit

Hampshire Learning has approval to run the following NCFE qualifications.

 

Programmes for those who are seeking employment or for those who are hoping to advance their career or change direction. Programmes of learning can be tailored to suit learners’ needs.

Developing Confidence (Level 1)

10 GLH

This programme consists of two units.

Build your Self-Confidence – This unit provides opportunities for adults to explore issues surrounding their own self-confidence, to build on positive aspects and overcome negative responses. Learners will be required to identify specific changes they would like to make in their lives and will learn how to plan, develop and review an action plan/personal development plan.

Build your Confidence for Work – This unit is intended to prepare adults for a confident transition into work or volunteering. Learners will have the opportunity to address their own expectations and feelings about starting work. Learners will gain an understanding of a range of work-based relationships such as line-manager, co-worker and customer and how to communicate with confidence.

One optional unit is required for a full certificate.

Optional units

IT for Work (Level 1)

This programme aims to provide opportunities for learners to develop ICT skills needed to search for employment, make job applications and to plan for a confident transition in to work.

This programme consists of two optional units.

IT for Job Search: The aims of this unit include learners' being able to use a computer or smart device to support job search activities; Access and use the Internet to support job search activities; Produce and manage electronic documents; Use email to send and receive messages .

Introduction to ICT for Work: The aims of this unit include learners' being able to; operate a computer; use a word processing package; access and use the Internet; use email; and to use basic functions of computer software commonly used in work situations.

One optional unit is required for a full certificate.

Optional units

Work Preparation (Entry Level)

10glh

Designed for learners who are seeking to gain employment. The programme includes; understanding work; a review of personal skills and qualities; making an application and the interview. The course is available at entry level and has two optional units.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One optional unit is required for a full certificate.

Optional units

Job Search (Level 1)

10glh

Designed for learners who are looking for the next stage in life or their career and includes review of personal skills; researching development opportunities; making applications and interview skills. The course is available at level one and has four optional units.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One optional unit is required for a full certificate.

Optional units

  1. Assessing your skills
  2. Researching Job Opportunities
  3. Making Applications
  4. Interview Skills

Getting Started with IT (Entry and Level 1)

20glh

Provides an introduction to computers for beginners. It is available at both entry level and level one. The course is available at entry and level one and has five units.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One mandatory unit and one optional unit are required for a full certificate.

Mandatory unit

Optional Units

Introduction to Business Administration (Level 1)

60glh

Designed for learners who may wish to explore moving into employment in administrative or secretarial roles. The course is intended to support work experience or a community based project to bring together activities where learners’ skills can be developed and assessed in realistic situations. Assessment may include accreditation of prior learning (APL). There is a menu of four optional units for learners to select those most appropriate to their work placement.

Progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; or units from the QCF.

Two Mandatory units and two Optional units are required for a full certificate

Mandatory units

Optional Units

Preparation for volunteering (Entry and Level 1)

20glh

Designed for those people who are interested in volunteering in the community. The course provides opportunities for learners to self-assess their own skills and qualities and to explore the range of volunteering opportunities available in the local area with the intention of securing a voluntary position by the end of the course. This course is available at entry level and level one.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One mandatory unit is required for a full certificate.

Mandatory unit

Volunteering (Level 2)

30glh

This Level 2 course recognises the skills and knowledge gained through working as a volunteer that will be useful when applying for jobs or moving into paid employment. Candidates will already be working in a voluntary role and will participate in induction and ongoing training. The course is available at level two and has three units.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; or units from the QCF.

One optional unit is required for a full certificate

Optional Units

Working in the Voluntary Sector (Level 2)

The aim of the course is to develop skills and knowledge relevant to the individual's role in the voluntary and community sector organisation. The objectives include learners gaining skills and knowledge in committee procedure; fundraising; recruitment and management of volunteers; and relevant legislation. The course is available at level two and has 10 optional units.

Progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programes; Functional Skills; or units from the QCF.

One optional unit is required for a full certificate.

Optional Units

  1. Building an Effective Committee  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 111kB
  2. Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 113kB
  3. Introduction to Fundraising  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 113kB
  4. Recruiting and Supporting Volunteers  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 116kB
  5. Introduction to Managing Paid Staff  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 117kB
  6. Data Protection Legislation  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 113kB
  7. Chairing Meetings  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 113kB
  8. Minute Taking  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 132kB
  9. Safeguarding Children  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 104kB
  10. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 106kB

Empower (Level 2)

20glh

EMPOWER is an outreach women-friendly programme designed to raise confidence and self-esteem and motivate them to recognise self-employment as a route to work. The course is available at level two and has three units.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; or units from the QCF.

Mandatory unit

Optional units

Hampshire Learning has approval to run the following NCFE qualifications.

 

These units have been recently developed to provide accredited introductory programmes for adults participating in leisure or community engagement classes.

Arts Active (Entry Level)

20glh

This generic arts accredited programme is intended for learners who are participating in any creative, visual arts, crafts or performing arts learning. Entry Level programmes are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes eg Art design & Craft (Entry) or Taking Part (Level 1); Functional Skills; or units from the QCF.

Mandatory unit - Arts Active

Art, Design and Craft (Entry and Level 1)

20glh

A generic art, design and craft programme, designed to recognise achievement in a broad range of creative arts and crafts including, for example, painting, pottery, creative writing, dressmaking, cookery, graphic design, photography and computer art. It can be used to assess a programme of study that leads to the creation of a finished craft item/art work or design.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One Mandatory unit is required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Optional unit

Being Active (Entry Level)

10glh

This accredited programme is intended for learners who are participating in a group project such as community gardening or running a stall at a fete. Entry Level programmes are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes eg Taking Part Level 1 or, for creative learners, Arts Active (Entry); Functional Skills; or units from the QCF.  It could also lead to Preparation for Volunteering programmes.

Mandatory unit -

Confident Cookery (Entry and Level 1)

20glh

Designed to encourage learners to plan and cook tasty, nutritious meals on a budget with an awareness of kitchen hygiene and safety, and to increase learners’ self esteem and confidence.

Entry Level units are mainly intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  They may also be suitable for those with low skills who may struggle with literacy or numeracy and are currently working below the levels of GCSE grades D-F.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One Mandatory unit is required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Gardening (Level 1)

10glh

Introduces the basic skills of gardening providing the learner with knowledge of the safe use of appropriate tools, how to prepare the soil for planting and cultivating flowers and vegetables. The optional unit provides the opportunity to share new skills with your children.

Progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One Mandatory unit is required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Optional unit

Introduction to French (Level 1)

30glh

Introduces learners to the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in French.

One Mandatory unit and one Optional unit are required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Optional units

Introduction to Italian (Level 1)

30glh

Introduces learners to the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in Italian.

One Mandatory unit and one Optional unit are required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Optional units

Introduction to Spanish (Level 1)

30glh

This accredited course introduces learners to the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish.

One Mandatory unit and one Optional unit are required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Optional units

Sustainability (Level 1)

10glh

Designed to encourage households to think about their impact on the environment. In particular to identify ways that they can reduce the amount of waste they produce and energy they use.

Progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One Mandatory unit is required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Taking Part (Level 1)

10glh

Taking Part encompasses personal growth, community and employability skills within the context of a collaborative group activity/project. Taking Part is a mix and match programme: unit(s) can be selected to suit the needs of the learners.

Progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; units from the QCF or to Family Learning for adults who want to learn about their children’s learning and development.

One Optional unit is required for a full certificate

Optional units

Playing Your Part (Level 2)

10glh

This accredited course introduces learners to the process of selecting and carrying out a role within the context of a group project. It can be used as a follow on from Taking Part or as part of an employability programme where candidates have the opportunity to work towards a shared goal.

Further progression opportunities for learners may be on to; other locally accredited programmes; Functional Skills; or units from the QCF.

One Mandatory unit is required for a full certificate

Mandatory unit

Hampshire Learning has approval to run the following NCFE qualifications.