West Thames College London

Learning for Independent Living and Work: Skill Builders

This course is for students who would benefit from learning in a small group in a supportive environment. Students will learn about their community and build up confidence towards independent living and skills for life.

Key course features


  • Edexcel City & Guilds Entry 1
  • PSD qualifications

Level: Entry Level

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Young people with learning disabilities who would benefit from learning in small groups in a supportive environment.

About the course

Students on this course will:

  • Learn about their community
  • Build up confidence towards independent living and skills for life
  • Improve basic skills and gain a City & Guilds numeracy and literacy qualification
  • Develop creative and IT skills
  • Gain an Edexcel qualification in personal and social development
  • Gain enterprise skills in the college's cafe business.

Work experience plays an important part in the course.

Additional opportunities

Supported learning courses have a varied and stimulating enrichment programme, including local visits using public transport, sport and social opportunities, and a coffee shop run by supported learning students.

Where next?

Students may move on to Skills for Working Life courses or supported employment.

Entry requirements

You will have an interview with the course tutor to be sure the course is right for you.


Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


  1. Yusra Ahmed

    Supported Learning – Skills for Working Life

    Yusra Ahmed

    “I really enjoy the course, especially ICT, games and cooking. The teachers are really nice too. We get to go on lots of trips – we’ve been to Thorpe Park and to the Sky Skills Studio where we learned all about reporting. It was incredible!”


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