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Each student will begin an Individual Study Programme tailored to their needs and aspirations with an emphasis on developing functional English, Maths and ICT, Work Experience Related Learning Skills and Personal and Social Development. All student outcomes are linked to their planned transitions into adulthood and are trans disciplinary to ensure a holistic approach to their learning and skills gained, whether their intended destination be work, further education or independent living.

All students will achieve the following outcomes at their own appropriate level during their time in the 6th form of Milestone Academy:

  • Be able to communicate and interact functionally and effectively in all forms to different audiences in a variety of settings.
  • Be able to use maths skills functionally including the sills of using money, measure and time.
  • Be able to use technology safely to communicate, find and present information.
  • Understand how to keep safe in the home and community, when using technology and as part of a sexual or social relationship.
  • Be able to prepare a drink, snack or meal and look after their home.
  • Be able to travel within the local community and access local facilities.

At the end of their study in the 6th Form, students leave with an ASDAN  Certificate, Award or Unit accreditation in Personal and Social Development and/or Personal Progress and a range of Vocational awards; students also achieve accreditation in functional English, Maths and ICT.  These can then be used as a basis for further accreditation at a later stage at another learning provider.

The following states that time that the majority of students will spend on curriculum areas over a week. This will not be the case for some individual students who work to a personal curriculum due to a variety of needs such as physical needs, care needs, sensory needs etc.

  • Functional English – 2 discreet lessons/week. Skills generalised in all curriculum areas.
  • Functional Maths – 2 discreet lessons/week. Skills generalised in all curriculum areas.
  • Functional ICT – 1 discreet lesson/week. Skills generalised in all curriculum areas.
  • Daily Living Skills (ASDAN Personal Progress or Personal and Social Development) including Food Technology – 1 day/week
  • Work Experience Related Learning – 1 day/week
  • Yr 12 – Mini Enterprise project
  • Yr 13 – Vocational Courses (e.g WJEC Sport Entry Level 1/2, Ascentis Skills for the Construction Industry and Hair and Beauty (at Rowhill School)
  • Yr 14 – Work Experience and developing Employability Skills.
  • Communication & PSHE, including RSE – ½ day/week
  • Individual Learning Plan Target work (Lit/Num/ICT) – up to ½ day/week
  • Options: Creative Arts/First Aid/History – ½ day/week
  • Recreation (PE, swimming, exercise) – ½ day/week
  • Travel Training – to be completed as an integral part of accessing the local community and facilities, e.g. shopping for foods for cooking activities, accessing recreation facilities.
  • English and Maths are incorporated and generalised into all areas of the curriculum.

Personal Progress and Personal and Social Development Programme of Study

Ethos and Planning

This programme is based on the ASDAN Personal Progress (PP) and Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications. The qualifications provide a comprehensive range of activities that are both age appropriate and sufficient to meet the needs of the students.

Personal Progress is an Entry 1 level qualification and is suitable for students working from P1(i) to Level 1 of the National Curriculum. Each unit of the qualification is awarded at a level from the achievement continuum, see Appendix 1.

Personal and Social Development is awarded at an Entry Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification as appropriate.

Students will either work towards the Personal Progress or Personal and Social Development qualification. In exceptional circumstances, students may begin working towards the Personal Progress Qualification and then transfer to working towards the Personal and Social Development Qualification if felt appropriate.

Progress made within units is assessed as a percentage of the number of assessment criteria completed and updated on a student’s Individual Study Programme termly.

Personal Progress Qualification

During years 12, 13 and 14 students will work towards one or two units a year for areas related to daily living skills, depending upon the progress of knowledge, skills and understanding learnt. Each student will also work towards one unit a year related to functional English, Maths or ICT. Units will be chosen that are appropriate to the student’s individualised learning needs.

Students in year 12 may complete the unit;

  • Participating in a Mini Enterprise Project (MEP) if appropriate.
  • Students in years 13 and 14 may complete the following units as part of their vocational work related learning or work experience as appropriate;
  • Developing Skills for the Workplace: Growing and caring for plants (GCP)
  • Developing Skills for the Workplace: Following Instructions (Unit FIS)
  • Developing Skills for the Workplace: Getting things done (GTD)
  • Developing Skills for the Workplace: Health and Safety (HAS)
  • Developing Skills for the Workplace: Looking after and caring for animals if appropriate.

The units covered will be taught on a three year rolling programme. This will ensure units will not be repeated due to change to class groups and will support team teaching within the 6th Form.

Personal Progress Units

Year 1 (2015-16)

Unit Reference Achievement Continuum Cover Skills and Unit Title
DIS 6-10 Functional: Developing ICT Skills
EWT 2-5 Functional: Engaging with the World Around You: Technology
ILKS 4-10 Daily Living: Developing Independent Living Skills: Keeping Safe
PDS 4-10 Daily Living: Developing Independent Living Skills: Preparing Drinks and Snacks
CPS 4-10 Daily Living: Developing Community Participation Skills: Getting Out and About
EWTH 2-5 Daily Living: Engaging with the World Around You: Therapies
EES 1 Daily Living: Encountering Experiences: Being Part of Things
DSA 2-10 Developing Self Awareness – All about me

Year 2 (2016-17)

Unit Reference Achievement Continuum Cover Skills and Unit Title
DCS 6-10 Functional: Developing Communication Skills
DRS 6-10 Functional: Developing Reading Skills
DWR 6-10 Functional: Developing Writing Skills
PPI 3-10 Functional: Providing Personal Information
RAQ 5-10 Functional: Making Requests and Asking Questions in Familiar Situations
LAY 4-10 Daily Living: Developing Independent Living Skills: Looking after Yourself
ILOH 4-10 Daily Living: Developing Independent Living Skills: Looking after your own home
CPT 4-10 Daily Living: Using a Community Facility over a Period of time
EWP 2-5 Daily Living: Engaging with the World Around you: People
DRA 5-10 Daily Living: Taking Part in Daily Routine Activities

Year 3 (2017-18)

Unit Reference Achievement Continuum Cover Skills and Unit Title
EMNS 6-10 Functional: Early Maths: Developing Number Skills
EMP 6-10 Functional: Early Maths: Position
EMS 6-10 Functional: Early Maths: Shape
EMM 6-10 Functional: Early Maths: Measure
EMSO 6-10 Functional: Early Maths: Sequencing and Sorting
UMF 2-10 Functional: Understanding What Money is used for.
TRE 3-10 Functional: Recognising Time through Regular Events
ILBH 3-10 Daily Living: Developing Independent Living Skills: Being Healthy
PFE 4-10 Daily Living: Planning and Preparing Food for an Event
CGP 4-10 Daily Living: Travel Within the Community: Going Places
EWP 2-5 Daily Living: Engaging with the World Around you: Objects
EWE 2-5 Daily Living: Engaging with the World Around You: Events

This will then continue on a three year cycle until the Scheme of Work is reviewed.


Personal and Social Development Qualification

During years 12, 13 and 14 students will work towards one or two units a year for areas related to daily living skills, depending upon the progress of knowledge, skills and understanding learnt. Students working at this level will not complete units related to functional skills as they will complete EDEXCELFunctional Skills exams.

Students in year 14 will also complete the unit titled ‘Preparation for Work’ (Unit PW) if appropriate as part of their work experience preparation and training.

Personal and Social Development Units

Year 1 (2015-16)

Unit Reference Unit Title and Entry Level
PS Personal Safety in the Home and Community (1, 2 & 3)
WG Working as part of a group (2 & 3)

Year 2 (2016-17)

Unit Reference Unit Title and Entry Level
UT Using Technology in the Home and Community (1, 2 & 3)
CA Community Action (1, 2 & 3)

Year 3 (2017-18)

Unit Reference Unit Title and Entry Level
HL Healthy Living (1, 2 & 3)
MM Managing own Money  (1, 2 & 3)

This will then continue on a three year cycle until the Scheme of Work is reviewed.


Food Technology

Students will complete a qualification in Food Technology from the following as appropriate:

ASDAN Personal Progress:

  • Daily Living: Planning and Preparing Food for an Event
  • Daily Living: Developing Independent Living Skills: Preparing Drinks and Snacks
  • OCR Life and Living Skills unit in Home Management at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3.
  • BTEC Home Cooking Skills at Level 1 or Level 2

Work Related Learning

If Personal Progress or Personal Social Development (ASDAN Units) are not appropriate, students may complete a qualification from OCR Life and Living Skills unit in World of Work at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3.

Travel Training

If Personal Progress or Personal Social Development (ASDAN Units) are not appropriate, students may complete a qualification from OCR Life and Living Skills unit in Environment and Community or Personal Skills at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3.