Skillsbuilder 2

What is special about this course?

Skillsbuilder 2 - Part Time

This part-time course (running Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) is aimed at students with moderate learning difficulties. Students will work together to participate in a broad range of subjects based around 'The Keys to Life': Scotland’s Learning Disability Strategy, namely living, working, learning and wellbeing.  

Classes are small to accommodate students and their external support workers. A classroom assistant is present in each session to support the learning needs of the students. 

Skillsbuilder 2 Part Time is based on a three-year programme, which focuses on allowing every student the opportunity to succeed and flourish.

Teaching is student led. They are encouraged to self-reflect and identify specific areas they want to improve their abilities and confidence in.  Peer support and the fostering of a learning community is central to our success.

Students launched their own ‘Ambition Transition’ lunch club which allows them to consider what options (work experience, a job or further study) they would like to pursue during and after college.

Students within Skillsbuilder 2 Part Time have a proud history of raising money for chosen charities. This year, they raised more than £1,500 in aid of the five-year old son of a classroom assistant who has a life limiting disease.  

Students may stay on this course for a maximum of three years.

Skillsbuilder 2 - Full Time

The full-time course (running Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) is aimed at students with moderate learning difficulties. You will develop confidence by working together as a team to participate in a broad range of subjects from science to cooking to rural skills.

It provides an opportunity to develop individual abilities and interests. Subjects include food preparation, arts, leisure activities and social events.

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. 

Skillsbuilder 2 is based a three-year programme, which centres around healthy lifestyles, increasing independence and investigating the workplace.

Teaching is student led and they are encouraged to self-reflect and identify areas you want to improve confidence in. With students at the centre, they determine the direction of their study.

Students are also encouraged to build social networks, and activities outwith the classroom are encouraged including sponsored events, bake/enterprise sales and work in the community.

Students may stay on this course for a maximum of three years.

Entry requirements

Application form and informal conversation.

Skillsbuilder 2 Part Time

Living

  • Independent living, promoting health, healthy eating.
  • Food for health, Looking after your home.

Learning

  • Looking after you home, financial awareness, social events, performing arts, healthy eating, having your say, life in another country, craft skills, managing an environmental area, developing skills in creative arts.

  Wellbeing

  • Leisure activities, safety and security, making decisions, community activity, personal health, personal relationships.  

Skillsbuilder 2 Full Time

Healthy Living

  • Personal health, sustainable lifestyles, independent living, enterprise activity, eco awareness, food for health

Increasing independence

  • Looking after you home, financial awareness, personal relationships, fundraising, taking part in physical activities, ICT including working with digital images.

Investigating the workplace

  • Safety and security, travel in the community, making decisions, community activity.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face-to-face


How long will my course last?


Skillsbuilder 2 is available part-time and full-time.


Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

August

Fees

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

Funding

You may be eligible to apply for an Educational Maintenance Award or Bursary

What can I do on completion of my course?

Skillsbuilder 2 Part Time

  • Some students may be able to progress to Skillsbuilder 2 Full Time.

Skillsbuilder 2 Full Time

  • Most students will be able to progress to Skillsbuilder 3 or Pathways 3.

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What our students, graduates and staff say

"The classes are great, we do lots of different things. Being at college has given me lots more independence and it’s taught me to speak up for myself and ask for help if I need it – I never used to do that. I’m now being supported to get some work experience. I don’t think that would have been possible before. Coming here has given me so much more confidence. I love being here" - Amy Urquhart, Skillsbuilder 2 student

“It has been a delight to see students develop the skills, knowledge and ability to decide their long term goals, break them down into achievable steps and then pursue them with our full support, ”- Anne-Marie Harmsworth, lecturer, Skillsbuilder 2 Part Time.

Apply for Skillsbuilder 2

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.