Skills for Life and Work (Level 3)

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Cardonald Campus, Langside Campus


NQ Skills for Life and Work offers young people with a learning disability, who require additional support, the opportunity to gain skills that will prepare them for employment. It allows students to apply and develop their skills through project-based work teaching them to become more confident and informed individuals who are ready for the workplace.

This NQ Skills for Life and Work course provides a supportive environment within which learners with learning disabilities/autism can continue their studies, adjust to their new surroundings and explore opportunities in the wider college. The course is designed to be a personalised/tailored experience thus providing young people with the opportunity to develop and improve life skills and independence. If appropriate, it will provide openings for them to try subjects in other college faculties to experience mainstream courses.?

At the end of the course, young people will be better prepared to seek employment, continue with further education and live more independent lives.?

The course timetable may offer some of the subjects below, however, these may change depending on the needs and interests of the learners.

Students develop core and interpersonal skills such as working with others, problem-solving, communication and timekeeping, Work preparation skills (including interview techniques, CV preparation, letter writing and job searching), Team working and enterprise skills, Volunteering skills, Money handling and numeracy, How to self-manage health and wellbeing, Literacy, How to use assistive technology, How to make better use of Information Technology, Horticulture, Creative arts, Practical experience, Environmental awareness?, First aid practices, Work experiences, Guidance and social media awareness, Independence and travel.

Entry Requirements

National qualifications at SCQF Level 3. You must have the ability to engage and participate at the level required for this course (as evidenced at the selection day). You must also be able to demonstrate your ability to work independently and with others.

Progression Routes

Other college courses or supported employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Additional Support for Learning

SCQF Level


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