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Welcome to LifeSkills


Our Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships are designed to help you get the skills employers are looking for and be successful in getting and keeping a job in your chosen career.

We've got courses in everything from Beauty to Retail, Childcare to Sales, Construction to Admin, and loads more.

Not all courses are available at all centres so see the centre nearest to you for more details.

About us

We've come a long way since 2002 when we first set up the business. It all started when Spencer Fearn, Andrew Wright and Martin Kolton decided to tap into young talent by launching an innovative music and graphics programme in Bethnal Green and created a specialist arm of the Central Training Group. Since then we've expanded across the UK and now have Training Centres in Basildon, Lowestoft, Rotherham and Sheffield. And of course there's also our our sister company in Leeds, Progressions UK.

In our most recent Ofsted Inspection we were viewed as giving ‘outstanding’ care and support, advice and guidance for learners. We achieved an overall ‘Good’ grade, and were also awarded ‘Good’ in the following categories: Teaching and Learning, Maths and English, Leadership and Management, Study Programme, Outcomes for Learners, Retail and Business Administration.

LifeSkills is about showing learners the way by giving them the tools they need to get the jobs they want. Our employment and Apprenticeship Learning Programmes have been highly praised throughout the industry.

And because there's nothing wrong with blowing your own trumpet from time to time, here are some other achievements we're very proud of:

  • A total of 79% of young people on our Study Programme courses went into a Job, Apprenticeship or College.
  • A total of 92% of young people on our Study Programme courses, have achieved their main qualification.
  • A total of 82% of our Apprentices achieved their full Apprenticeship Framework.
  • LifeSkills are holders of the Investors in People Gold Award, the highest standard in the land.
  • LifeSkills are Matrix accredited, which means the Advice and Guidance we give learners and employers has been commended.

Whether on a Study Programme, Traineeship or Appretnticeship we always put the learner first and give them the best possible support so they have the best possible chance to not only realise their potential, but exceed it.

Facilities available

All of our centres are centrally based and easily accessible by public transport. The centres are welcoming and kitted out with all of the equipment needed to help you study, learn and acheive the qualifications you need. 

Additional support

In our most recent Ofsted inspection we were viewed as giving 'outstanding' care and support, advice and guidance for learners. as well as support from your tutor our dedicated 'IAG' staff are on hand to help and also link with a wide range of support agencies to help you stay on track.

Depending on your programme and personal circumstance you can apply for a bursary and LifeSkills will also pay your travel fees, so it doesn't even cost you anything to attend.

Learner success

  • 79% of young people on our Study Programme courses went into a Job, Apprenticeship or College.
  • 92% of young people on our Study Programme courses, have achieved their main qualification.
  • 82% of our Apprentices achieved their full Apprenticeship Framework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact LifeSkills directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2018
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Key information

Venues

  • A: Lifeskills Rotherham
    • Address:
    • 1st and 2nd floor Enterprise House
    • Bridge Street
    • Rotherham
    • Rotherham
    • S60 1QJ
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01709828586
    • Website:
    • www.learnaliving.co.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@learnaliving.co.uk
    • More information:
    • http://learnaliving.co.uk/findus/

      LifeSkills offers a number of Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships from its two centres in Rotherham, Enterprise House on Bridge Street (oppsite the train station) and motor vehicle unit( just 5 minutes walk away) on Northfield Industrial estate, as well as working in partnership with Coldewll boxing.
       
      You can enrol onto a Study Programme in Customer Service, Nail and Beauty, Motor Vehicle or Sport where as well as your chosen vocation you will also continue to study maths and English and develop your employability, all vital in helping you succeed and Learn a Living.
       
      Traineeships are an ideal stepping stone onto an Apprenticeship or employment. When on a Traineeship you will attend our Enterprise House centre on Bridge Street for one or two days per week to develop your maths, English and employability as well gaining vital skills with an employer.
       
      Apprentices are employer based but may need to attend the centre for workshops and tests, depending on individual needs and circumstance.
       
      Apply now, see the website or contact us on 01709 828 586 for more details
       
  • B: LifeSkills Sheffield
    • Address:
    • 1st Floor Parkhead House
    • Carver Street
    • Sheffield
    • S1 4FS
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01142758821
    • Website:
    • http://www.learnaliving.co.uk/
    • Email address:
    • info@learnaliving.co.uk
    • More information:
    • http://learnaliving.co.uk/findus/

      LifeSkills offers a number of Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships from our centre in Sheffield, on Carver Street in the city centre.
       
      You can enrol onto a Study Programme in Customer Service, Business Enterprise or Nail and Beauty, where as well as your chosen vocation you will also continue to study Maths and English and develop your employability, all vital in helping you succeed and Learn a Living.
       
      Traineeships are an ideal stepping stone onto an Apprenticeship or employment. When on a Traineeship you will attend our centre on Carver Street for one or two days per week to develop your Maths, English and employability as well gaining vital skills with an employer.
       
      Apprentices are employer based but may need to attend the centre for workshops and tests, depending on individual needs and circumstance.
       
      Apply now, see the website or contact us on 01142 758 821 for more details

       

  • C: LifeSkills Basildon
    • Address:
    • Acorn House
    • Great Oaks
    • Basildon
    • SS14 1LL
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01268272200
    • Website:
    • www.learnaliving.co.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@learnaliving.co.uk
    • More information:
    • http://learnaliving.co.uk/findus/

      LifeSkills delivers a wide range of Study Programmes from its two centres in Basildon.

      At Acorn house you can study either Customer Service, Childcare and Nail and Beauty .

      At Bowlers Croft you can study either Motor Vehicle or Construction.

      As well as your chosen vocation you will also continue to Study maths and English and develop your employability, all vital in helping you succeed and Learn a Living

      Apply now, see the website or contact us on 01268 272 200 for more details

  • D: LifeSkills Lowestoft
    • Address:
    • 28
    • Gordon Road
    • Lowestoft
    • NR32 1NL
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01502512839
    • Website:
    • www.learnaliving.co.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@learnaliving.co.uk
    • More information:
    • http://learnaliving.co.uk/findus/

      LifeSkills offers a number of Study programmes from its centre in Lowestoft..

      At our Centre on Gordon Road, in the town centre, you can study either Customer Service, Nail and Beauty, Childcare or Music.

      As well as your chosen vocation you will also continue to study maths and English and develop your employability, all vital in helping you succeed and Learn a Living.

      Apply now, see the website or contact us on 01502 512 839 for more details

       

  • E: Progressions UK - Leeds (LifeSkills)
    • Address:
    • 1st Floor Symons House
    • Belgrave Street
    • Leeds
    • LS2 8DD
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01132426688
    • Website:
    • www.learnaliving.co.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@learnaliving.co.uk
    • More information:
    • http://learnaliving.co.uk/findus/

      Progressions UK offers a number of Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships from our centre in Leeds, on Belgrave Street in the city centre.
       
      You can enrol onto a Study Programme in Customer Service, Business Enterprise or Nail and Beauty, where as well as your chosen vocation you will also continue to study Maths and English and develop your employability, all vital in helping you succeed and Learn a Living.
       
      Traineeships are an ideal stepping stone onto an Apprenticeship or employment. When on a Traineeship you will attend our centre on Belgrave Street for one or two days per week to develop your Maths, English and employability as well gaining vital skills with an employer.
       
      Apprentices are employer based but may need to attend the centre for workshops and tests, depending on individual needs and circumstance.
       
      Apply now, see the website or contact us on 01132 426 688 for more details