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Towards Independence

About this course

Towards Independence

Towards Independence provides a framework of activities to develop and accredit personal, social, work-related and independent living skills.

Towards Independence offers formal recognition for small steps of achievement towards a larger goal. There are more than 70 modules, which can be used separately and accumulated to build a record of personal achievement.

Addressing SEND areas of need

ASDAN has produced a series of guidance documents showing how components of our programmes and qualifications can meet the four broad areas of need outlined in the SEND code of practice. Download our free guide to addressing SEND areas of need using Towards Independence.

Who is it for?

  • Learners aged 14+
  • Adult learners

Towards Independence can be used in schools, colleges, residential and day care services, local authorities and private provision.

Progression

For those seeking a qualification outcome, Towards Independence can be used to support the delivery of the Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress – download this mapping document for details.

There is also scope for progression through:

Modules

Towards Independence modules cover the following themes: 

  • Communication and numeracy
  • Creative studies
  • Cultural
  • Independent living
  • Leisure, recreation and sport
  • Personal development, PSHE and citizenship
  • Work-related
  • Modules particularly suitable for learners with PMLD

​There are more than 70 modules available; see the full list of Towards Independence modules.

Each learner will need their own copy of the relevant module book, which registered centres can purchased below. Sample pages from selected modules are available to download:


Requirements

The first module – Starting Out – is mandatory. This module enables learners to be helped to recognise achievements and plan targets and challenges, which can then be developed through further modules.

Levels of support are used to show how the learner has achieved the activity. They show individual progression and differentiation between learners:

  • Experience recorded
  • Gestural help
  • No help
  • Physical help
  • Sensory experience
  • Spoken/signed help

Additionally, there is an opportunity to record students' achievements by allocating a P level or other descriptor to their work, as appropriate.

Supporting resources

A Towards Independence Tutor Guidance and Resources folder is available to buy, which includes an overview of the programme, photocopiable resources, ideas for gathering evidence, and answers to frequently asked questions.

In addition, the Module Reference Booklet contains the curriculum for every module and will help tutors plan which modules are most suitable for their learners.

Getting started

New to ASDAN?

Your first step is to become a member of ASDAN. Read more about our membership tiers and the benefits of being a member.

Already a member?

If you are on our Programmes Plus membership, you can get started by purchasing materials below. We highly recommend that someone from your centre attends one of our introductory training workshops or we also provide in-house training sessions. 

You can upgrade your membership at any time under account settings.


ASDAN members area

You can manage your courses, learners, orders and account settings in the members’ area. This also contains all the essential documents, forms and updates that you will need to deliver your course.

Certification

After students' work has been internally moderated, centres must register candidates for external moderation, which is carried out at a regional moderation meeting or by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.

1. Staff training
• The members of staff with overall responsibility for delivery should attend an ASDAN introductory workshop, webinar or an INSET.

Training to deliver Preparing for Adulthood is not a mandatory requirement, however it is highly recommended to ensure that the centre and learners obtain the maximum benefit from the programme.

2. Register with ASDAN
• You will need to have ASDAN Programmes Plus membership to deliver Preparing for Adulthood. Membership allows centres to purchase materials and access support from ASDAN, including regular mailings and updates.

3. Create a new cohort
• Create a new cohort in the Teaching area of the ASDAN website
• Specify a course co-ordinator and the expected completion date.
• Enter the number of learners taking the course, with learner names if known.
• Select student books for your learners.

4. Purchase supporting resources
• Buy optional supporting resources below.

5. Delivery
• Deliver the course to your learners.
• Resources can be downloaded from the Course Resources section below. 

6. Internal moderation
• Internally moderate all portfolios to ensure that learners have met the full requirements of the course. Ensure that learners are given adequate time to make any necessary amendments.
• Internal moderation checklists are provided to support this process.

7. External moderation
• Book your moderation. Direct Certification Status (DCS) is also available.
• Confirm your learner names and details for moderation.
• ASDAN will request a sample of portfolios for moderation, by post or at a regional meeting.
• Certificates will be delivered to your centre within 20 working days of a successful moderation taking place.

Costs

All costs shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.  

Item Price
Towards Independence Animal Care with horse riding and stable management (suitable for PMLD learners) £5.70
Towards Independence Baking: Introduction £5.70
Towards Independence Business Enterprise £5.70

Towards Independence Citizenship

£5.70

Towards Independence Communication skills: Sensory

£5.70

Towards Independence Coping with People

£5.70

Towards Independence Craft Making

£5.70

Towards Independence Current Affairs

£5.70

Towards Independence Developing Communication Skills: sensory (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Engaging with the world around me: Events (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Engaging with the world around me: Introduction

£5.70

Towards Independence Engaging with the world around me: Objects (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Engaging with the world around me: People (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Environment 

£5.70

Towards Independence E-safety

£5.70

Towards Independence Geography

£5.70

Towards Independence Getting to Know a Group

£5.70

Towards Independence Going to College 

£5.70

Towards Independence History

£5.70

Towards Independence Horticulture

£5.70

Towards Independence Independent Living: Introduction 

£5.70

Towards Independence Knowing About Myself

£5.70

Towards Independence Living Here

£5.70

Towards Independence Looking Smart: Introduction 

£5.70

Towards Independence Looking Smart: Sensory (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Making Pictures

£5.70

Towards Independence Meal Preparation and Cooking: Sensory (suitable for PMLD learners) 

£5.70

Towards Independence Meal Preparation and Cooking: Sensory Experience

£5.70

Towards Independence Money: Introduction

£5.70

Towards Independence Money: Progression

£5.70

Towards Independence Multi-Sensory Experiences (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Myself and Others

£5.70

Towards Independence Out in the Community

£5.70

Towards Independence Performing Arts

£5.70

Towards Independence Personal care routine: Sensory (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Personal Safety 

£5.70

Towards Independence Photography/Multimedia

£5.70

Towards Independence Popular Culture

£5.70

Towards Independence Pottery and Ceramics

£5.70

Towards Independence Practical Workshop 

£5.70

Towards Independence Printing

£5.70

Towards Independence Relationships

£5.70

Towards Independence Residential Experience

£5.70

Towards Independence Self-Advocacy

£5.70

Towards Independence Sound, rhythm and music

£5.70

Towards Independence Sports studies

£5.70

Towards Independence Starting Out module (£8.50 with folder)

£5.70

Towards Independence The wider world

£5.70

Towards Independence The world around us (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Using IT

£5.70

Towards Independence Using leisure time

£5.70

Towards Independence Water skills

£5.70

Towards Independence Work awareness

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Care assistant

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Catering assistant

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Horticulture assistant

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Leisure assistant

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Office assistant

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Retail assistant

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Salon assistant 

£5.70

Towards Independence Yogacise

£5.70

Towards Independence: My future choices

£5.70

Towards Independence: Time management and self organisation

£5.70

Towards Independence: Using computer technology

£5.70

Towards Independence: Using transport

£5.70

Towards Independence Every Living (suitable for PMLD learners)

£5.70

Towards Independence Module reference book

£43.90

Towards Independence tutor guidance and resources 

£45.90

All products can be purchased below.

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To teach this course you must have one of these membership types:

  • Programmes Plus
  • Qualifications

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Success stories

Achievements of adult learners captured in flexible programme

Social care provider Sense Scotland started delivering ASDAN’s Towards Independence to recognise and celebrate the skills and knowledge of learners aged 18 and over.

Learners develop business enterprise skills and enhance self-confidence

Girvan Opportunities Day Service in South Ayrshire provides a range of holistic and personalised learning opportunities to adults with learning disabilities. Students develop new skills with a view to achieving their own personal outcomes.

Achievements of adult learners captured in flexible programme

Social care provider Sense Scotland started delivering ASDAN’s Towards Independence to recognise and celebrate the skills and knowledge of learners aged 18 and over.

Learners develop business enterprise skills and enhance self-confidence

Girvan Opportunities Day Service in South Ayrshire provides a range of holistic and personalised learning opportunities to adults with learning disabilities. Students develop new skills with a view to achieving their own personal outcomes.
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Towards Independence Animal Care with horse riding and stable management (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Choosing a pet; Housing; Feeding and health care; Keeping the animal clean; Grooming; Exercise and play; Animal and handler safety; Training; Holiday care; Clothes and equipment; Horse grooming; Knowing parts of the tack; Riding skills; Post-riding skills; Project

Sections J to N are related to horse riding and stable management.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM47

£5.70

Towards Independence Baking: introduction

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Hygiene; Health and safety; Using baking equipment; Planning and shopping; Making biscuits; Making cupcakes; Making a celebration cake; Savoury baking; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM67

£5.70

Towards Independence Business Enterprise

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Planning your business enterprise; Starting up; Advertising your enterprise; Running your enterprise; Reviewing your performance and planning next steps; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM49

£5.70
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Towards Independence Animal Care with horse riding and stable management (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Choosing a pet; Housing; Feeding and health care; Keeping the animal clean; Grooming; Exercise and play; Animal and handler safety; Training; Holiday care; Clothes and equipment; Horse grooming; Knowing parts of the tack; Riding skills; Post-riding skills; Project

Sections J to N are related to horse riding and stable management.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM47

£5.70

Towards Independence Baking: introduction

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Hygiene; Health and safety; Using baking equipment; Planning and shopping; Making biscuits; Making cupcakes; Making a celebration cake; Savoury baking; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM67

£5.70

Towards Independence Business Enterprise

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Planning your business enterprise; Starting up; Advertising your enterprise; Running your enterprise; Reviewing your performance and planning next steps; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM49

£5.70

Towards Independence Citizenship

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Myself and others; Differences between people; Making choices; Taking part; Helping others in the community; Following rules; Rights and responsibilities; The local community; Caring about things and the environment; Talking and listening to others; Money; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM41

£5.70

Towards Independence Coping with People

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Sharing with a friend; Saying what you feel; Friends; People you do not know – strangers; Dealing with someone who upsets you; Dealing with someone who keeps upsetting you; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM01

£5.70

Towards Independence Craft Making

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Getting ready for craft making and clearing away; Health and safety; Knit and stitch; Papercraft; Jewellery making; Kitchen crafts; Arts and crafts; Woodcraft and model making; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM68

£5.70

Towards Independence Creativity (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Costume performance; Printing; Pottery; Making pictures; My kind of music; Project

This module is particularly accessible for students with PMLD.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM02

£5.70

Towards Independence Current Affairs

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Finding out about the news; Looking at newspapers; What is in the news; Different types of news; Making your own news; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM03

£5.70

Towards Independence Developing Communication Skills: Progression

The three Developing Communication Skills titles are designed to help students with a range of learning difficulties to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. There is the opportunity for progression within the Developing Communication Skills series and to ASDAN’s entry qualifications.

The activities in this module are divided into the following sections:

  • Speaking and listening
    • In my centre; Greeting a visitor; Shopping; Going to a café; Using a telephone; Preparing for an interview; Taking part in a new activity
  • Reading
    • Reading books; TV guides and newspapers; Your personal timetable; In the community; Food labels and packaging; Eating out
  • Writing
    • Everyday writing; Word processing; Sending a text message; Writing a book
  • Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM62

£5.70

Towards Independence Developing Communication Skills: Sensory (suitable for PMLD learners)

The three Developing Communication Skills titles are designed to help students with a range of learning difficulties to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. There is the opportunity for progression within the Developing Communication Skills series and to ASDAN’s Entry Qualifications.

The activities in this module are divided into the following sections:

How I communicate; Engaging with people at my centre; Communicating using ICT; Communicating in a therapeutic session; Communicating through touch; Communicating through sound; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM60

£5.70

Towards Independence Developing Numeracy Skills: Introduction

The two Developing Numeracy Skills modules are designed for learners with a range of learning difficulties to develop skills in number, measurement, space, shape, time and handling data. There is the opportunity for progression within the Developing Numeracy  Skills series and to ASDAN’s entry qualifications.

The activities in this module are divided into the following sections:

  • Number: Taking part in a sports activity; Visiting a café; Going shopping
  • Measure, Shape and Space: Fashion; Food technology; Baking; Art
  • Position, Pattern and Sorting: Supermarket shopping; Clothes; In the kitchen
  • Time: Your weekly routine; Catching a bus
  • Handling data: Birthday survey; Food survey
  • Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM64

£5.70

Towards Independence Developing Numeracy Skills: Progression

The two Developing Numeracy Skills modules are designed for learners with a range of learning difficulties to develop skills in number, measurement, space, shape, time and handling data. There is the opportunity for progression within the Developing Numeracy  Skills series and to ASDAN’s entry qualifications.

The activities in this module are divided into the following sections:

  • Number: Taking part in a sports activity; Entertaining; Going shopping
  • Measure, Shape and Space: Sport and leisure; Food technology; Baking
  • Position, Pattern and Sorting: Visiting a cafe; People in your group; Setting a table
  • Time: Using a clock; Days of the week
  • Handling data: Pet survey; Transport survey
  • Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM65

£5.70

Towards Independence Engaging with the world around me: Events (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Special events in your centre; Going out for a drink or meal; Sporting or outdoor event; Community event; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM53

£5.70

Towards Independence Engaging with the world around me: Objects (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Sensory equipment; Musical instruments; Objects for personal hygiene; Kitchen equipment; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM51

£5.70

Towards Independence Engaging with the world around me: People (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Meeting people in your centre; Being with friends; Meeting people in your community; People from different cultures or countries; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM52

£5.70

Towards Independence Environment

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Improving the Environment; Recycling; Energy Saving; Using the Countryside or Park; Environmentally Friendly Items; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM39

£5.70

Towards Independence E-safety

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Keeping personal information safe; Safer social networking; Safer searching; Cyberbullying; Safer gaming; Sexting; Safer online buying; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM69

£5.70

Towards Independence Everyday Living (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Myself and others; In the home; During the day; Out and about; Project

This module is particularly accessible for students with PMLD.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM04

£5.70

Towards Independence Geography

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

The world around us; Shaping what we see; What's the weather like?; Life on the edge; Where in the world?; What would it be like to live in...?; Where shall we go for our holiday?; The place where I live; My local area; A journey to work; What do people like to do?; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM70

£5.70

Towards Independence Getting to Know a Group

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Knowing about me; Introducing myself; Finding out about other people; Learning names; Finding out where people live; Group activity; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM06

£5.70

Towards Independence Going to College

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Signs and places in college; People in college; Eating and drinking places' Having a meal in college; Things to do in college; Looking after your personal items in college; Sorting out difficulties in college; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM07

£5.70

Towards Independence History

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

People in history; Places in history; Family history; Local history; Early ages; Early lives; Changing lives; Timelines; The world; Stories from history; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM71

£5.70

Towards Independence Horticulture

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Getting ready to work in the garden; Using tools safely; Growing seeds and plants indoors; Growing plants outdoors; Keeping the garden area tidy; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM08

£5.70

Towards Independence Independent Living: Introduction

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Making Breakfast; Making a Hot Drink; Making a Packed Lunch; Making a Main Meal (Lunch or Dinner); Cleaning; Using a Washing Machine; Using a Tumble Dryer; Ironing; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM09

£5.70

Towards Independence Independent Living: Progression

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Coping in my home; Personal safety in my home; Communication in my home; Personal safety in my community; Communication in my community; Managing my money; Shopping; Being a good citizen; Community services and facilities; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM72

£5.70

Towards Independence Knowing About Myself

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Knowing about me; The person that I am; Things I like and dislike; Things I do well; Clothes; Choosing clothes; Differences; Gender and signs; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM10

£5.70

Towards Independence Living Here

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

All about my country; My rights in my country; My responsibilities in my country; Rules; Laws; Respecting people; Making decisions for me; Making decisions for everyone; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM73

£5.70

Towards Independence Looking Smart: Introduction

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Choosing the right things to wear; Buying personal care products; Designing a look; What makes me look good?; Shopping for clothes or shoes; Getting help to look smart; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM75

£5.70

Towards Independence Looking Smart: Sensory (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Me, looking smart; What should I wear?; Exploring fabrics and colours; Getting ready and looking smart; Getting help to look smart; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM74

£5.70

Towards Independence Making Pictures

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Using different tools; Mixing colours; Copying outlines and colours; Using black and white print; Making a collage; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM33

£5.70

Towards Independence Meal Preparation and Cooking: Introduction

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Hygiene; Health and Safety; Food storage; Using equipment; Planning and shopping; Preparing a cold drink; Making a hot drink; Preparing a cold snack; Making a hot snack; Convenience food; Serving and clearing away; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM54

£5.70

Towards Independence Meal Preparation and Cooking: Progression

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Health and Safety; Food storage; Using equipment; Planning a meal using fresh ingredients; Cooking a meal; Serving and clearing away; Entertaining; Food from other cultures; Planning a menu; Food labelling and packaging; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM55

£5.70

Towards Independence Meal Preparation and Cooking: Sensory (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Hygiene; Exploring tastes and smells; Food textures; Kitchen tools; Using switches; Temperatures; Cooking sounds; Other sounds and textures; Shopping; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM56

£5.70

Towards Independence module reference book

This useful publication provides an overview of the content of all 77 Towards Independence modules. It will assist practitioners in identifying appropriate modules for individual candidates.

Centres that purchase this product can receive digital copies as well as or instead of the printed copies. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request your digital copies.

Stock code: TIMREF

£43.90

Towards Independence Money: Introduction

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Recognising money; Looking after your money; Buying something regularly; Using a shop; Using a café; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM57

£5.70

Towards Independence Money: Progression

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Coin and note values; Looking after your money; Buying something regularly; Leisure activities; Using a vending machine; Using a cash machine (ATM); Managing money; Budgeting and saving your money; Mini enterprise; Raising money for charity; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM58

£5.70

Towards Independence Multi-Sensory Experiences (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Using a sensory room; Hydrotherapy; Music therapy; Physiotherapy and movement programmes; Rebound therapy and use of a trampoline; Art therapy; Aromatherapy; Massage; Other therapies

This module is particularly accessible for students with PMLD.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM43

£5.70

Towards Independence Myself and Others

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Myself; Things that I like; My friends; Meeting people; Project

This module is particularly accessible for students with PMLD.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code:  TISM38

£5.70

Towards Independence Out in the Community

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Going out for a drink; Going out to eat; A trip out; Going to a club or recreational centre; Meeting a friend or somebody new; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM13

£5.70

Towards Independence Performing Arts

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Warming up; Role play; Mime; Using costumes and props; Scenery, lighting and sound; Watching a performance; Putting on a performance; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM14

£5.70

Towards Independence Personal care routine: Sensory (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Personal care; Getting ready for the day; Using local services; Getting help to make yourself look good; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM77

£5.70

Towards Independence Personal Safety

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Safety at home; Emergency services; Fire safety at home; Fire safety in your centre; Personal safety; First aid; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM15

£5.70

Towards Independence Photography/Multimedia

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Learning about your camera; Getting ready to use the camera; Taking photos of people; Taking photos of places or things; Using a video camera; Using your photos with a computer; Making photograms (shadow pictures); Making a contact sheet; Black and white printing; Photo collage; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM45

£5.70

Towards Independence Popular Culture

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Ethnic group culture; Popular cult figures; Sport; Using newspapers; Television; The Internet; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM18

£5.70

Towards Independence Pottery and Ceramics

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing to work with clay; Making a thumb pot; Making a coil pot; Making a tile; Making a moulded bowl; Modelling; Surface texturing; Decorating and glazing; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM19

£5.70

Towards Independence Practical Workshop

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Safety in the work area; Planning and preparing to make an item; Following the plan to make an item; Putting the pieces together; Finishing the surfaces; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM20

£5.70

Towards Independence Printing

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Using different textured surfaces; Using scrap materials or objects; Printing a picture; Single colour printing; Using other printing methods; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM21

£5.70

Towards Independence Relationships

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Self-awareness; Family and friends; Our bodies; Public and private; Understanding changes; Boyfriends and girlfriends; Making choices; Sexual relationships; Masturbation; Pregnancy; Birth; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM40

£5.70

Towards Independence Residential Experience

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Planning where to go; Preparing for the residential; Arriving at the centre or camp; Daily routine; Activities and visits; Preparing to leave; Making a meal; Going out for a meal; Expedition; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM35

£5.70

Towards Independence Self-Advocacy

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Talking and listening to others; Rights and responsibilities; Making decisions for yourself; Advocacy services; Being assertive and saying 'No!'; Knowing about meetings; Representation; Acting as secretary; Acting as treasurer; Acting as chairperson; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM23

£5.70

Towards Independence Sound, rhythm and music

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Listening to sounds; Using a DVD, CD or MP3 player; Making sounds with your body; Making rhythms; Playing percussion; Using your voice; Singing together; Listening to music; Taking part in a musical performance; Project

This module is particularly accessible for students with PMLD.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM24

£5.70

Towards Independence Sports Studies

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Where To Go and What To Do; Knowing Equipment; Kicking Skills; Ball Control; Hitting Skills; Team Awareness and Co-operation Skills; A Sporting Activity; Optional Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM26

£5.70

Towards Independence Starting Out module

The Starting Out module is mandatory and helps recognise learners' achievements and identify learning targets. These targets can then be developed by working through a further Towards Independence modules.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM00

£5.70

Towards Independence Starting Out module and folder

The Starting Out module is mandatory and helps recognise learners' achievements and identify learning targets. These targets can then be developed by working through a further Towards Independence modules.

This module is accompanied by a quality A4 ring binder containing one copy of the mandatory Starting Out module. This folder can be used to form a summative record of the learner's completed Towards Independence modules; each module book has a loop-stitch so that they can be held in the ring binder.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISF00

£8.50

Towards Independence The Wider World

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

My culture; Other cultures; Religious festivals; Famous people; World news; Food; The arts; Charities; Visits; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM46

£5.70

Towards Independence The world around us (suitable for PMLD learners)

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

In the home; In your centre; In the community – outdoors; In the community – indoors

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM37

£5.70

Towards Independence tutor guidance and resources

Contains essential guidance for introducing the Towards Independence programme, resources, ideas for evidence and frequently asked questions.

Centres that purchase this product can receive digital copies as well as or instead of the printed copies. Please email design@asdan.org.uk to request your digital copies.

Stock code: TISG00

£45.90

Towards Independence Using ICT

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Using ICT; Using ICT in the home; Using ICT in the community; Using ICT to prepare for a special occasion; Project

This module is particularly accessible for students with PMLD.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM36

£5.70

Towards Independence Using leisure time

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Leisure in your home or centre; Collecting; Leisure in the community; Different leisure activities; A new indoor activity; A new outdoor activity; Activities with a partner; Activities in a group; Outdoor cooking; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM50

£5.70

Towards Independence Water Skills

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Where to go and what to do; Knowing equipment; Safety; Water confidence; Water skills; Awareness of other people; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM29

£5.70

Towards Independence Work awareness

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Working world; Workplaces; Health and safety; Work-related activities; Personal plan; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM30

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Care assistant

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing for the workplace; What I will be doing; My first day; Health and safety in social care; Using equipment in social care; Me at work; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM79

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Catering assistant

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing for the workplace; What I will be doing; My first day; Health and safety in the kitchen; Using equipment in the kitchen; Me at work; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM80

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Horticulture Assistant

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing for the workplace; What I will be doing; My first day; Health and safety in horticulture; Using equipment in horticulture; Me at work; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM81

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Leisure assistant

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing for the workplace; What I will be doing; My first day; Health and safety in the leisure centre; Using equipment in the leisure centre; Me at work; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM82

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Office assistant

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing for the workplace, What I will be doing, My first day, Health and safety in the office; Using equipment in the office; Me at work; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code:TISM83

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Retail assistant

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing for the workplace; What I will be doing; My first day; Health and safety in retail; Using equipment in retail; Me at work; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM84

£5.70

Towards Independence World of work: Salon assistant

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Preparing for the workplace; What I will be doing; My first day; Health and safety in the salon; Using equipment in the salon; Me at work; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM85

£5.70

Towards Independence Yogacise

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Relaxation; Warm up; Breathing; Arms and shoulders; Stretching; Three-way stretches and bends; Energy building; Balance; Legs, hips and knees; Twisting; Floor exercises – twists; Whole body exercises; Project

This module is particularly accessible for students with PMLD.

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

 

Stock code: TISM32

£5.70

Towards Independence: Developing communication skills introduction

The three Developing Communication Skills titles are designed to help students with a range of learning difficulties to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. There is the opportunity for progression within the Developing Communication Skills series and to ASDAN’s entry qualifications.

The activities in this module are divided into the following sections:

  • Speaking and listening
    • In my centre; Going shopping; Eating out; Using technology
  • Introducing reading
    • Working with books; Signs and labels; Using printed information
  • Introducing writing
    • Names; Group work; Popular culture
  • Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM61

£5.70

Towards Independence: My future choices

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Where I could live; Supporting living; Financial support; Managing my money; Preparing to live somewhere new; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM76

£5.70

Towards Independence: Recognising and using everyday signs

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Signs at your centre; Signs in the community; Road safety signs; Supermarket signs; Leisure centre signs; Signs at a community facility; Public transport signs; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM22

£5.70

Towards Independence: Time Management and Self Organisation

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Planning your main activity for the day; Getting ready to go out; Planning meal times; A timetable for every day; Measuring time; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM44

£5.70

Towards Independence: Using computer technology

Activities are divided into the following sections:

Knowing your computer; Running a program or app; Writing; Photo editing and graphics; Using the Internet; Internet shopping; Internet TV and radio; Games; Multimedia; Using a smartphone; Using a social network; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM63

£5.70

Towards Independence: Using Transport

Activities in this Towards Independence module are divided into the following sections:

Planning the journey; Preparing for your journey; Travelling; Getting off; Coping if  things go wrong; Project

Each learner will need their own copy of the module book.

Stock code: TISM28

£5.70
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