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Skills for Life - Foundation Learning at Eccles Sixth Form College

Course description

Our Skills for Working Life courses will help you foster independence and develop your social, health, moral and citizenship skills. You will take part in a range of activities and practice skills essential for adult life.

The programme is for a wide range of students including those:

  • in mainstream education working at entry level or who did not achieve GCSE grades
  • with learning difficulties/disabilities
  • with special educational needs
  • with low confidence/self esteem

Course content

You will develop skills in a range of areas such as:

  • Health and safety
  • Practical living
  • IT
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Preparation for working life

Some of our Skills for Working Life courses focus on particular vocational areas such as health and social care, hospitality and catering, travel and tourism, hairdressing and beauty therapy, public services, sport and art and design.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.


You will be assessed throughout your course by your tutor. There are no exams.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are an EU citizen

Future opportunities

When you complete your course you will have gained a number of worthwhile skills, as well as lots of confidence. You may be able to progress on to one of our foundation level courses. You will be given help and advice to help you with your next steps.

Further information

Enrichment activities include:

  • Residential trips e.g. Lake District
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Trips to local theme parks
  • Talent shows

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 September 2017

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