Pathway 2

Our Skills for Life & Work pathway promotes independence in daily life and aspirations for work.

This pathway supports the Preparing for Adulthood focuses of independent living, good health, friends, family & community and employment.

This pathway is designed for young people with learning and communication difficulties who want to be more independent in their lives, but lack the practical, living and work skills needed to progress.

Students on this pathway learn about:

  • Personal presentation and self-care

  • Domestic skills including cooking, cleaning and budgeting

  • Employability and career opportunities

  • Social and communication skills

  • Community integration

  • Making informed choices

  • E-safety and personal security

As part of the Skills for Life & Work pathway, we help our students learn how to look after themselves with minimal support, identify transferable work skills and experience vocational sessions to help them in identifying future careers.

They also have access to enriching sessions to develop their ability to be resilient in the world. While English, maths and ICT skills are embedded into every learning opportunity, we also offer dedicated sessions to coach students in the areas they require additional support in.

By the time our Skills for Life & Work students finish the course, they will have greater independence in the community, leisure activities and daily life. They may go on towards supported living and work opportunities.

Sessions on this Pathway include:

Student throwing cricket ball in park


Lead an active lifestyle through sports and by completing a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Student using saw on wooden block in woodwork


Learn vocational skills and safe working practices within a woodwork setting, making products to be sold.

Student chopping tomatoes in commercial kitchen


Learn to cook to a professional standard by making meals for the College and guests.

Student creating a flower display in a plant pot


Learn the skills needed to work in a horticultural setting such as ground maintenance and plant care.

Student holding rabbit at small animals site

Small Animals

Gain skills in animal care by learning about, and being responsible for, our small animals.

Student washing staff member's hair in salon sink

Hair & Beauty

Develop hair styling skills and basic beauty techniques, practicing both on training model heads and then each other.

Student using the computer to complete their homework

English & Maths

Improve your English & maths abilities with dedicated sessions working towards accredited qualifications.

Student talking with tutor in their session

Personal Development

Cover topics such as relationships, e-safety, British Values and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Student cheering after throwing a cricket ball and the staff member missing the ball

Health & Fitness

Learn about healthy choices and access fitness facilities, gaining teamwork and communication skills in the process.

Student performing Makaton sign in performing arts session

Performing Arts

Discover all areas of performing arts from performance techniques to use of technology.

Student creating doll out of modelling clay

Craft Enterprise

Try your hand at different art forms to sell at our enterprises and seasonal market stalls.

Person using an app on their phone

Digital Media

Develop your creative technology skills through graphic design, creating videos, photography and writing news articles.

Student washing up

Life Skills

Develop skills in cooking, laundry, budgeting and travelling to increase your independence in daily life.


‘People are kind at Homefield. The staff help me to make choices and learn, it is great’

Current Pathway 2 student, May 2020