Training: Areas of Curriculum

The emphasis at Ucan across the curriculum is to “Developing Individuals for Work and Life”. Depending on the personal circumstances of the individual there may well be a stronger focus initially on one rather than the other. Whilst the former focuses on enabling individuals to gain the necessary skills and expertise to increase their employability, the latter focuses on helping individuals to secure a more independent life.

When joining Ucan, individuals will meet with one of the team to discuss their own specific requirements in order that a programme can be put together that will meet their individual needs and personal goals. This programme is reviewed every ten weeks by the team and importantly with the individual trainee. Individuals will get access to the following curriculum areas:

Areas of Delivery Topics
1. Health & Well Being


Personal & Social Development
Dietary Planning
Personal Hygiene
First Aid
Health & Safety
Hair & Beauty
2. Essential Skills Numeracy
Information Technology
Working with Others/Teamwork
Problem Solving
3. Arts & Craft Craft for Enterprise
Craft for Fun
4. Construction & D.I.Y Constructions skills
5. Independent Living Skills Understanding money & Budgeting
Cooking Skills
Travel Training
Daily Living Skills
6. Employability Employment Skills
Job Coaching
7. Work Experience Work Placement (external or internal -paid)
8. Expressive Arts Music & Movement
Working with Sound
DJ & Radio skills
9. Gardening & Horticulture Garden maintenance
Growing Vegetables
Growing Plants
10. Enterprise Working in Business Enterprise
Working for Yourself
11. Hospitality Food Hygiene
Health & Safety in the Kitchen
Food Preparation
Cooking & Baking Techniques
Customer Service


Throughout your time with us you will be offered dedicated support from one of our trainers to help you identify and achieve your key personal outcomes. Furthermore, our Support Worker will also be on hand to support you throughout the Ucan day with any concerns or issues you may have. Whether it may help with your reading and/or writing or your general welfare.