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Life Skills

Key course information

Foundation Studies

07/09/2020

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


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?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Foundation Studies


Career Opportunities

  • Life Skills
  • Employment Preparation
  • Independent or Semi-Independent Living

  • Progression to Study

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