What is special about this course?
New Skills is aimed at young people and adults who would like specialist learning and teaching opportunities to develop their personal, social and work-related skills for independent living or for future study. The support we provide means it is particularly suitable for people with additional support needs. In this flexible and practical course, you will work in groups to try out a range of subjects and achieve personal learning goals. You will attend college three to four days a week and study a range of qualifications and awards, including SQA units and ASDAN Awards. We also run regular events with other local colleges, providing social, recreational and sporting opportunities.
New Skills students get the opportunity to take part in a residential and also have first choice when it comes to participating in the very popular Fire College course.
There are no formal entry requirements, however you must be willing to work in a group and want to develop your personal and social skills. You will be invited to discuss your application with a member of the team.
Vocational qualifications from SQA National 1 to National 3 and a variety of ASDAN awards. Core subjects include employability skills, independent living skills, health and communication skills.
Other options available over the three years may include catering and hospitality; childcare; arts and crafts; enterprise skills; construction; media studies; gardening; music; drama; IT; motor vehicle maintenance and personal safety awareness.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Face to face teaching; One-to-one mentoring
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Perth College UHI
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
What can I do on completion of my course?
You may be able to progress to Stepping Out, a wide range of other College courses, further training or work.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.