Life Skills
About this course

This course prepares you for developing your own independent lifestyle. It gives you the practical skills for you to learn how to make healthy, positive choices and will help you develop the skills and confidence to live independently or semi-independently.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • Gain independence skills in classroom and real or simulated environments
  • Develop personal and social skills
  • Prepare for further training in college or at other institutions
  • Enhance your ability to make informed life choices
Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements, although we do need to see any qualifications you have achieved during your previous education. Our staff will meet with you to find out if this is the right course for you.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Your studies and assessment will be within the framework of a flexible, accredited Progression qualification at Entry 1 or 2. Although we will individualise the programme according to your needs, sample units may include:

  • College Induction  
  • Yourself and Others
  • Keeping Healthy and Safe
  • Community and Leisure
  • Time and Money
  • Understanding Relationships

You will also study English and maths at a level that is right for you. We will agree which level is appropriate following an assessment which you can either take at interview or when your course begins.

Additional costs and information

There is a residential trip as part of your course which costs around £250. This can be paid in instalments or you can apply for financial help from the College, if this cost is going to be a challenge.


What could I do next?

You could progress onto:

  •  The Foundation Life Skills Plus Study Programme
  •  The Foundation Life Pathway Study Programme
  •  Voluntary employment if appropriate