Life Skills Great Oaks College

Students on our Life Skills Course learn the basic skills involved in preparing drinks, snacks and simple meals, using amenities in the local area and accessing activities in the community. All students will also have the opportunity to take part in group volunteering projects.

Entry Criteria

This course is open to students who need to develop basic practical skills in cooking, cleaning and accessing the community and who have demonstrated that they are able to make progress towards these skills. Students must hold a freedom pass or be willing to apply for one. Students must be working at Entry Level 2 or below.


At least one day per week out in the local community
At least one day per week taking part in practical household tasks
At least one day per week of small group tutorials

  • Access to group volunteering projects
  • One day per week of enrichment activities


  • OCR Life and Living Skills Entry Level Award, Extended Award or Certificate
  • NOCN Functional Skills Entry Level Mathematics and English qualifications


  • Independent Living Course at Great Oaks College
  • A local college course
  • Supported living
  • Community activities