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Skills for Living and Work

These qualifications are designed to support learners to develop and improve their life and work skills, including returning to study, and/or gaining or returning to paid employment.

About this subject area

Skills for Living and Work qualifications have been designed to provide routes into employment or further study for those learners in foundation, supported or residential and other learning environments, where a mainstream curriculum would not meet learners needs or offer routes into sustained employment.

By providing learning and skills across a range of unit content, including personal development, employment skills and a specially selected range of appropriate skills that can lead to further study, employment or self-employment via a range of suitable vocational skills, these qualifications will equip learners to enter the world of work, study and adult life.

Skills for Living and Work qualifications include endorsed pathways, giving learners the opportunity to study a range of skills in an area of special interest or identified for further learning.

These include:

  • Personal Development
  • Work Skills
  • Arts and Crafts Skills
  • Food and Drink Skills
  • Land and Environment Skills.

Our Skills for Living and Work qualifications also form part of our Supported and Foundation Learning Programmes.


Follow the links below for more information about each qualification.

Qualification Approval

In order to deliver this qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Specification) and complete the Qualification Approval Application Form (QAF).

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