Life and Work Skills Programme

What is special about this course?

This course is intended for individuals who need time to develop their social and educational skills.

Entry requirements

  • Academically, you should be sitting at National 1 or 2 level and must be able to focus in a learning activity, study in a classroom environment and participate in a variety of group activities

  • Participate in a successful interview

  • Core skills such as IT, communication, numeracy, science and the environment

  • Candidates will also develop social skills through activities such as keeping fit, enterprise, art, cookery and environmental studies

  • All learning is through practical experiences in real life projects

  • Opportunities to achieve personal goals while taking part in fundraising activities and community projects

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Vocational Pathway

You can attend one day a week, Friday from 10am - 2.30 pm.

How long will my course last?

One Academic Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

Due to the current situation in relation to Covid-19, the start date of this course has been postponed. Further updates will follow and in the meantime please contact our admission team to register your interest.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • This course can be used to help you progress on to the Personal Empowerment Programme.

  • Or you could return to this course to complete more SQA units.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Life and Work Skills Programme

I want to start in 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.