Foundation Learning

Preparation for Life and Living (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 02/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 20/06/2025
End Time: 15:15
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

The Preparation for Life & Work programme is designed for people with learning difficulties who want to develop a range of personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in life and work. This is more than just a qualification. This study programme is a two year course and will give you all the essential ingredients to help you become more independent upon leaving college. We focus on Functional Skills Maths and English, as well as Independent Living Skills, Employability, Healthy Living and Friends, Relationships and Communities, ensuring that at the end of the programme, you leave feeling confident with the prospect of being able to live independently as well as gain employment.

Qualification Gained

You will gain an OCR qualification in Life and Living Skills ranging from Entry 1 through to Entry 3, as well as a City and Guilds Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English.

After The Course

When you have successfully completed both years, you can then go on to apply for a Supported Internship, further FE study across the college or gain employment.

What Will I Learn

This study programme is separated into units where you will develop your knowledge and will enable you to become innovative, creative and employable. Units covered include: - Employability - Healthy Living - Friends, Relationships and Community - Independent Living Skills You will also develop skills in: - Time management - Money management - Social skills - Confidence - Teamwork

English And Maths

You use these skills all the time and they are crucially important. Studying English and Maths in college is different to school and you will see how these skills are relevant in real life contexts within the units of study.

Our Lecturers

You will be taught by a highly qualified team who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in life skills – we hope you will use their experience and passion to help springboard your own learning.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

This course has a different approach to it. You don’t study a unit at a time, you will work on a mixture of units over the course of the 2 years. Your work will be collected over the duration of the course in a portfolio which will demonstrate your skills and knowledge.


This is your time and your opportunity to review progress. We will provide appropriate support, set you targets, keep you on track and ensure you achieve the very best outcomes for yourself. You’ll become the very best version of you.

Course Expenses

Enrolment fee Resource fee

How Will I Be Assessed

This study programme is assessed through a range of workbooks including independent work and group tasks. There won’t be any final exams.

Entry Requirements


Required Experience

We encourage applications from students with learning difficulties, who may not have qualifications, but have a passion and drive to be successful in the future.

How To Apply

You can apply online, or for further information call 01935 423921 and email info@yeovil.ac.uk