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Foundation Skills


  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 2
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.


It’s a common fact that becoming more independent is crucial for personal growth and development, self-sufficiency, creativity, and happiness. This course is for those who have been in supported learning at school and are embarking on the journey of navigating their way to independence. This course is ideal for those who want to develop personally and consider their opportunities and next steps.  

Days of study: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Care

    What the course includes

    Students engaging on this course will work in small groups to achieve set tasks including working with others across college on projects set. During this time you will develop your practical skills, understand the importance of health and wellbeing, understand positive relationship building and develop an understanding of employability. 

Foundation Skills 3

Why choose this course

You will learn skills for living independently and with support. You will also get the chance to engage with other activities across college and with external speakers. Your lecturers will work with you to enhance your skills and identify areas you are interested in.



Entry requirements

No formal requirements. Transition information is essential for all school leavers.

  • Where it leads

    Further study or volunteering.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you for an informal chat so we can tell you about the course and find out what you need. Transition information is essential for all school leavers.

The college works closely with all secondary schools in West Lothian and staff in school will advise you when the transition period has been agreed for your school. If you are a school pupil speak to staff in school about what’s on offer at college.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.