Skillsbuilder National 1-3

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to for people who require varying degrees of support in their daily living and learning environment. 

The programme has been adapted to suit the needs and interests of students with severe to mild learning difficulties. 

It provides an opportunity to develop individual abilities and interests. 

Classes are small to accommodate students and their support workers/carers. A Classroom Assistant is present in each session to support the learning needs of the students. 

Entry requirements

Application form and informal conversation.

All units are student led and may use some Makaton, music and drama, basic cookery, arts and crafts, games and/or practical activities to facilitate learning.

Skillsbuilder 1 includes:

  • Personal presentation
  • recognising signs in the community
  • interacting in the community
  • materials
  • handling information
  • the natural world 

Skillsbuilder 2 includes:

  • food preparation
  • social events
  • community activity
  • performing arts
  • leisure activities
  • explore the local area
  • cultural celebrations
  • creative arts

Skillsbuilder 3 includes:

  • self in society
  • practical abilities
  • self and work
  • digital communication methods
  • enterprise activity


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

Up to 3 days per week.

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Some students may be able to progress to Pathways 3

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Skillsbuilder National 1-3

I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College 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.

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