Life Skills



Experience Skills for Living Independently in our dedicated Skills for Life studio.

Independent Living Skills will form part of your whole experience at KITE College alongside your chosen vocational subject.

Who is it suitable for?

All our learners.

What are the aims of the course?

Independent living skills enables the learner to experience a combination of topics which provides an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills that they will require to look after themselves independently.

Both theory and practical tasks will support confidence to make safe choices and have an awareness of how to look after themselves.

This programme consists of a combination of units from:

• PSD units covering the knowledge/skills required to prepare for independence.
• Practical life skills for example cooking skills.

What areas are covered in this course:

• Health & Safety & First Aid
• Money Management
• Healthy Living
• Personal Safety

What will I be able to go on to after I’ve completed the course?

On completion candidates may wish to progress to trade specialist vocational qualifications at a higher level – for example bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing or electrical.

What else you will do

Mental Health & Wellbeing support and Training
Mental wellbeing among learners has been estimated to be around half the level of non-students. What makes matters worse is that mental health has historically been something that many people don’t feel able to openly acknowledge or discuss.

KITE College wants to ensure that all learners are equipped with a baseline awareness of mental health and wellbeing and have the skills to respond to mental health difficulties.

Our new Supporting learner Mental Health & Wellbeing e-learning course aims to change that! It provides you with a practical understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and ensures you have the skills to respond to mental health difficulties and to help you overcome any difficulties you encounter.

Learning Support
Becoming a learner at KITE College, your goals and aspirations become ours and we will give you all the help and support you need to achieve them.

We have a dedicated, highly qualified and experienced teaching and support staff working collaboratively with cross-college teams in efficiently assessing a student’s needs as well as organising and implementing a wide range of support programmes, each tailored to their individual requirements.

Life Skills
Life Skills are any skills you need to manage the activities and challenges of everyday life effectively. Mastery and development of these skills can improve all areas of your life, from your work to your relationships. They allow you to handle almost everything better, from processing your emotions more effectively to interacting with others. Some of the key areas you will focus on are:

• Managing Time
• Managing Money
• From here to there
• Communication
• Personal Relationships
• Healthy Living
• Citizenship

Employability Skills
Employability Skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed to make you ‘employable’. Along with good technical understanding and subject knowledge, employers often outline a set of skills that they want from an employee. These skills are what they believe will equip the employee to carry out their role to the best of their ability.

Functional Skills
Functional Skills qualifications are key to building foundations for you to progress into your specialist skillsets. These subjects are a vital part of the entry/exit requirement for vocational study, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Learners who are entitled to extra support can also apply for: Free College Meals, Assisted Travel and Learner Bursaries.

Want to know more? Please contact:

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