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Work Skills

Practical working skills which are used within work experience areas are practiced in Work Skills and include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Maintenance
  • IT and communications
  • Networking
  • Time Management
  • Budgeting

Life Skills

To build confidence in students and develop their independent living skills. Life Skills helps students to be self-sufficient and self-reliant, in preparation for helping around the home and when they move out of home to live independently.

This topic area creates awareness for responsibility for self and includes:

  • Cooking
  • Personal Finance
  • Cleaning
  • Housing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Personal Safety
  • Sex Education
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Personal Health including Mental Health
  • Driving (written) test

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education for Sixth Form focuses on the following main areas:

  • Leadership and Team work
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Personal Development
  • Independence

Outdoor Qualifications:

  • NCFE Award in Personal Development in the Outdoor Industry
  • RYA Sailing level 1 & 2
  • RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2
  • BCU Kayaking and Canoeing Level 1 & 2
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze/Silver

Sports Studies

Sports studies is an option which can be taught during Sixth Form, where students learn about the sports industry and the working of the sporting world including disabled sport, international sports, sports injury, and more. These topics help to prepare students who may wish to pathway onto Sports or Fitness related courses.

RP in-house awards are given for each topic completed.


Students have the opportunity to learn and practice skills on-site where experience can be gained within a fully functioning workshop. As students build in confidence, these skills can be taken into further work experience placements.