Lifeskills (NQ) @ SCQF Level 2

Dumfries and Galloway College

Course details

Course description

You will be learning through four main themes on our course;

  • Home Life
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship
  • Employment

You will be learning and developing skills through topics such as:

  • Eco-Awareness, where you learn about re-cycling and sustainability,
  • How to look after your health, such as planning and preparing nutritious food and looking after your wellbeing,
  • Independent living skills including communication and financial awareness
  • Exploring what physical activity you enjoy, planning and taking part in a range of activities suitable for you, including
  • outdoor activities
  • Developing positive social relationships
  • Travel in the community
  • Fundraising
  • Investigating Media products
  • Exploring the workplace
  • Employment skills

If you would like a supported learning environment to enable you to reach your full potential this programme may be the perfect platform for you. 

This is a one-year full time programme and is suitable for you if you are transitioning from school to further education, or if you are an adult learner wishing to return to education to further your learning at SCQF level 2. It is also suitable for you if you are a progressing college student and are ready to move further towards independence and you have demonstrated ability to work at SCQF level 2. 

This programme is designed to build the following: 

  • your confidence,
  • enhance your life skills,
  • your skills for independent living,
  • your employment skills, and
  • increase your personal and social development.
  • You will have opportunities on this course to spend some time out in the community practicing and applying a range of knowledge and skills you will be developing.

Learning outcome

Learners may take up supported employment and may be able to progress to Project SEARCH. (Dumfries Campus) or Bridge to Employment with Better Lives Partnership at Stranraer.

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to continue your learning journey at college. You have the following options for progression:

  • The offer to return and complete a second-year framework of this programme.
  • Progression to our Level 3 programme: Pathway to Employment
  • Progression to an appropriate further education course of your choice at a suitable level.
  • Progression to a supported employment programme
  • Exit to employment
  • Exit to community involvement
  • Exit to Volunteering opportunities 

Provided by

Dumfries and Galloway College


Provider website

Stranraer Campus

Lewis Street



Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements are: 

  • You will have already attained some SQA level 2 qualifications and demonstrated ability to work consistently at this level. 
  • You will take part in a discussion with a member of our team to determine the suitability of the course for you. 
  • Enthusiasm to undertake a full-time college programme and have the capacity to attend all lessons. 

Course options

Course details

Full time

21st Aug 2023 to 14th Jun 2024

Cost: Visit the provider's website for details.

Venue details

Stranraer Campus

Lewis Street