Life & Independence Skills Life and Independence Skills At Orpheus we value the importance of life & independence skills and we follow a programme that covers topics such as British values, rights and responsibilities and disability awareness. Through OCR and Gateway qualifications, students learn to develop an awareness and to demonstrate independence in everyday situations. They are able to recognise appropriate social interactions and how to problem solve within the college community, and consequently the wider community when they move on from Orpheus. For more information on the curriculum at Orpheus click here. For more information regarding Moving On from Orpheus, and what we do to aid Employment Skills and Experience.