The Independence Project

IDP101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Stevens

This course is for learners who require some form of support with their learning either through additional resources, specialized equipment or adapted teaching programmes.

Learners will be able to co-construct their learning pathway with staff and whānau, earning supported learning credits that contribute to an NZQA Record of Achievement and can be credited towards the The New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1). 

Over the course students will learn to:

- Demonstrate self-management of day to day living situations

- Maintain personal safety, health and well-being.

- Participate and interact in everyday situations.

- Participate in planning a future pathway to achieve personal goals. 

- Apply problem-solving strategies to resolve day to day issues.

- Apply literacy and numeracy skills required for day to day living

Learners can select from any of the standards offered during the co-construction of their individualized learning pathway and may work towards the 71 credits available over their time within the senior school.  Evidence from other course pathways may be used in conjunction with this course towards the achievement of specific supported learning standards.

Please note Learners can not use Supported Learning credits for the New Zealand Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA). 

Learners intending to choose this course must seek prior approval from the Head of Learning Support. 


Recommended Prior Learning

Learners intending to complete this course would meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Be working at New Zealand Curriculum Levels 1-3 when entering the Senior School

- Have verification in the MOE Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORRS)

- Have accessed MOE In-Class Support (ICS)

- Have an Individual Education Plan 



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 29298 v1 Maintain routines and commitments (Supported Learning)
1
I
8
U.S. 29299 v1 Access and use facilities and services in the community (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29300 v1 Maintain hauora - personal health and well-being (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29301 v1 Demonstrate strategies to ensure personal safety (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29302 v1 Demonstrate interpersonal skills in familiar contexts (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29303 v1 Demonstrate behaviours appropriate to different types of relationships and contexts (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29304 v2 Describe elements of own culture, basic rights and responsibilities of being a citizen of Aotearoa (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29305 v1 Carry out a plan to achieve personal goals (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29306 v1 Apply problem solving strategies to resolve day to day issues (Supported Learning)
1
I
5
U.S. 29307 v1 Apply literacy skills in a range of day to day contexts (Supported Learning)
1
I
5
U.S. 29308 v1 Apply numeracy skills in a range of day to day contexts (Supported Learning)
1
I
5
U.S. 29309 v1 Plan a personal work pathway (Supported Learning)
1
I
4
U.S. 29310 v1 Apply basic skills and practices in a work place context (Supported Learning)
1
I
8
U.S. 29311 v1 Act in accordance with the basic rights and responsibilities needed for work (Supported Learning)
1
I
8
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 71 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 71 credits.