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Life and Independent Living Skills (LILS) – Somer Valley Campus

Course Overview

The Life and Independent Living Skills course focuses on developing life and work skills through practical classes. Extra support is available to students through lunchtime and breaks. Students will complete an NOCN Diploma in Independent Living Skills and an Apted certificate in Using Employability Skills. If it is appropriate you will complete three functional skills in English, maths and ICT. All students will have the opportunity to take part in a group work placement, for example at Bath City Farm.

What topics are covered?

  • Cooking independently
  • ICT
  • English
  • Maths
  • Art
  • Healthy Living
  • Sport

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at students between 16 and 25 who have experienced difficulties with learning.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements. Students will need to have an interview and an English and maths assessment to determine their level.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

Individual and group work.

What hours will I be in college?

Three or four days per week for one year, depending on campus.

How will I be assessed?

Practical observations and a portfolio of work. You will complete a paper assessment for functional skills English and maths.

What can I do after this course?

Progress to a Diploma at Entry 2 or Entry 3. Students who have completed the Diploma at Entry 3 can progress to the Vocational Access Programme or an appropriate course at Level 1.

Are there any additional costs?

There is a resources fee to cover the cost of weekly cooking sessions.

You will need to provide your own personal stationery.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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