Skills for Life

Skills for Life programme elements include:

Functional skills are embedded within all learning activities.

The Skills 4 Life learning programme is delivered by a transdisciplinary team of therapists and education staff, who structure practical based teaching and learning to ensure that students develop increasing levels of independence in the performance of daily living tasks. 

  • Food Preparation – choosing and planning a menu, shopping for ingredients, following a recipe and preparing light snacks and meals
  • Home Budgeting – Managing weekly income and expenditure
  • Home Safety – Safety in the kitchen and living areas
  • Travel Training (Road safety, using public transport)
  • Community Access (Travel training, interaction with public amenities and services, local business
  • Leisure and physical recreation – physical fitness activities, relaxation, accessing community facilities and participation in various leisure activities
  • Integrated working with residential staff and close collaborative work with parents and carers ensures that these daily living skills are transferred into the home environments and sustained into adult life.