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Horizons - Lifeskills at Central College Nottingham

Course description

The Lifeskills course is suitable for Pre-Entry Level learners on the milestone continuum 5 to 8 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and who have high support needs.

You will follow a creative and varied programme where reading, writing and number skills are embedded and practised in a variety of contexts. The course aims to enhance your confidence and independent living skills.

Course content

Areas of learning include:

  • Workplace Skills
  • Following Instructions
  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Fitness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Getting On with Other People
  • Cooking
  • Exploring Art and Music
  • Volunteering
  • Looking after Yourself and Your Home
  • Using Public Transport

There are also comprehensive enrichment elements built into the programme and an opportunity for individual students to undertake a supported work placement.

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to attend a guidance interview to find the most appropriate programme to meet your individual needs. All applicants with support needs will be assessed to ensure we are able to provide an appropriate and effective support package for you to access the College and the Lifeskills programme.


You will carry out work to achieve competence in each component of the course. You will be supported to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

Future opportunities

  • Horizons - Entry 1 course

Career Opportunities include:

  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Supported Employment
  • Paid employment

Further information

The programme is fully supported and run in small groups. As the year progresses you will be taken out of College on visits and activities that may incur a very small cost. Central runs various social clubs that you can join to increase your confidence and enhance your independent living skills.

Central run various social clubs that students can join to increase their confidence and to enhance their independent living skills. You can find out more about the social clubs here.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • The Centre houses our Horizons courses and provides specialist facilities for students with a range of physical and learning difficulties and disabilities.