Course: Life and Living

Study Level

Course Code

Life and Living


Great Yarmouth Campus


1 Year



This course is designed for those who want to develop life and independence skills through practical activity. It will prepare you for adult life where you will be required to contribute to a home and have an activity to fulfil your time such as employment, further training or volunteering. You will gain a college certificate and get to try lots of different learning opportunities.

You will develop your skills for life which aims to give you a level of independence and be able to make mature appropriate choices for your future development. You will focus on developing the basic skills needed to self-advocate and interact with peers before acquiring travel and community involvement skills. You will also understand the pathways for future learning and employment in adult life.

You will study topics that include:

  • Budgeting and handling money
  • Career and adult life pathway exploration
  • Independent travel skills
  • Maintaining health and fitness – personal hygiene, exercise and healthy eating
  • Running a home
  • Community projects and social action
  • English and maths

Trips and visits that you may take part in:

  • Leisure facilities
  • Local shops and facilities
  • Industry placements venues
  • Community action venues
  • Guest speakers

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of projects including volunteering, work experience, making and selling crafts, running the coffee pod and sweet stall, plant sales, music and theatrical singing performances, gardening and maintenance and household maintenance and restoration.

This course is three days per week and takes place from 9am-4pm.


There are no specific entry requirements, you just need an enthusiastic and mature approach to education and learning. You will also need excellent attendance and timekeeping throughout the course.


You can progress into Foundation and Progression for another year or move into mainstream college onto a vocational course.

Some of our students move into employment or community-based provision.

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