Skills for Life
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

The NQ Skills for Life and Work course offers young people with a learning disability, who require additional support, the opportunity to gain skills that will prepare them for employment.

What will I learn?

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 to their individual learning plans, it will provide openings for them to infill into 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.

All students are supported throughout the academic year and guidance staff use Personal Learning and Support Plans to capture learning and personal goals, progress and achievements.

Students develop core and interpersonal skills such as working with others, problem solving, communication and timekeeping. Other subjects include;

  • 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

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Employer and industry links

If appropriate, students will be offered the opportunity to be involved in a work placement or volunteering experience.  This may be on an individual basis or as part of a group.  Students will visit employers, other college work-based programmes such as Project SEARCH, attend workshops and career events.

Jobs and further study

  • Employment
  • Project SEARCH
  • other college courses.

Please note: progression into Year 2 is dependent on successful completion of Year 1.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • You must have a learning disability and/or autism
  • SQA qualifications at SCQF Level 2, 3 or 4 (infilling options may provide opportunities for students to work at level 5)
  • you can work independently and with others
  • you must be willing to demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop

Entry requirement equivalency table

How to apply

To apply for this course, please complete the Additional Support for Learning Application Form and email it to or post it to:

Glasgow Clyde College
Cardonald Campus
Mosspark Drive
G52 3AY

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive a letter confirming that the College has received your application.

If you meet the entry criteria, you will be invited to attend a selection event, which will include a core skills profile and group activity.

Prior to the selection event, you will be asked to provide proof of qualifications and a completed Individual Support Form.

Interview process will be between February and June.

You will be informed by post of the outcome of your interview within 15 working days.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further details such as funding information and joining instructions. 

You will be invited to attend an induction date, which will take place in June.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104