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Social Development


  • Start date:   September 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   Access 2
  • Course Type:   Part-time


Please note: This course is now full and is no longer accepting applications for August 2024. To search or find a similar course, visit here.


Social skills are vital in allowing individuals to have and maintain positive interactions with others and are crucial in making and sustaining friendships, whether at work, at college or in any social setting.

This assisted programme course supports students with additional support needs to develop skills to help them in social settings.

Start date: August 2024
Day of week: Tuesday
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

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    What the course includes

    The aim of the course is to build self-confidence and to enable students to engage in social settings, it will address how to engage with others, how to keep yourself safe and to enjoy having time with others. Students will also consider how to communicate remotely with others.

    Previously some of the activities that the Social Development group have engaged in are movie nights, games nights, going for a walk (in the better weather), going out for dinner and crazy golf.

    The group is for individuals with ASN that are interested in disconnecting from our phones and technology and engaging in good old fashioned social skills like chatting, laughing and enjoying others company.


Why choose this course

The programme is delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at a pace appropriate to the academic level and physical ability of the students. Students with their lecturer will make decisions about the course content and will work together to agree a plan.

Entry requirements

  • This course is open to all students with additional support needs
  • You can only apply for two part-time assisted programmes courses at any time
  • If you have taken this course before, you will be placed on a waiting list
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    Where it leads

    Further study on one of the assisted courses at West Lothian College or onto opportunities out with college.

Interview arrangements

You will have a short interview with a member of the team – you will be sent full details of this once we have processed your application.

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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