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Life Skills (Pathways)

Pathways Personal Progress students at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC)


Life Skills (Pathways)

This course designed for learners who have completed their full-time courses at college but still need to work on their communication and confidence through practical activities. This programme helps students with SEND develop skills for life and work.

If learners need support to access college they need to provide their own PA to attend classes and support them throughout their college day.

Course information

Course details

The learners will be taught by a Pathways Tutor and will work on their communication, interaction and independent living skills. Learners will take part in some cookery sessions where they plan, buy and cook a meal together in our independent living flat. They can take part in some creative projects within our garden and take part in some sessions which focus on their own health and wellbeing. Progress will be monitored and recorded using RARPA processes

Learners will need a bus pass or money for bus fares and money to buy ingredients when they are cooking a meal.

Classes run on Thursdays from 9 until 4 pm with an hour for lunch.

Next steps

What options are there after completing this course?

We will work closely with the learners and their circle of support, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to progress onto another part time course within the college or access other agencies. Learners may choose to use their newly learnt skills at home, in a job or to take part in activities within the local community.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 04/09/2023
Type: Part Time
Fees: £632.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.