Life and Work Skills Programme SCQF 1 - 3 (Thurso) Access

What is special about this course?

This is a friendly, easy-going, and fun course for anyone who would like to improve their skills.  

We aim to support and encourage students to thrive, using real-life and relevant topics to help build on current skills, achievements, and experiences, and to introduce new ones.  

Our lecturers help students build the tools to explore, develop and maintain healthy relationships at all levels enabling them to contribute to their community with the skills required to progress in life and work.  

Entry requirements

  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow Health, Safety and Hygiene policies.

(Students who have full-time carers will require authority for those carers to join them at college from their agency/employer. All carers will require a current DBS.)

  • Core Skills - Writing, Reading, Communication.
  • Numeracy, Money, Measurements.
  • I.T., Social Media and essential use apps.
  • Working with other people.
  • Improving learning.
  • Community Projects and Individual Projects.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Vocational Pathway

Two or three days per week, dependent on students' aims.

How long will my course last?

One Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

September and January

If you would like some assistance in completing your application form, please contact our admissions team in 01847 889250 or


Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • If this course is passed at Level 3 you can progress to the ‘Pathways to College and Employment’ Course, or assist in getting you into employment.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Life and Work Skills Programme SCQF 1 - 3 (Thurso) Access

I want to start in 2024/25

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North, West and Hebrides. UHI North, West and Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.