Skills for College Life

This is a Skills Builder course which is designed to help develop your confidence to enable you to move onto an accredited course as well as independence, confidence and skills for daily living.

Course content

This course is an overview about what college life is about. Students will learn what facilities are available for them to use, college support and external specialist organisations as well as the rights and responsibilities of both college and students. Students will have the opportunity to identify skills that they already have and skills that they will need to develop to be successful both in college and for the future. Students will also explore the relationship between college and future work opportunities, including discussions on gaining work experience and placement opportunities.

What skills will the course develop?

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal skills

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Entry requirements

  • Be willing to take part in group activities and try new things aimed to support them for a succesful year at college.
  • Able to demonstrate respect for others as this is likely to be a mixed ability group.


The course could lead to a vocational course, skills builder course, a placement, employment or volunteering.

When is the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan, this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).