Life Skills ProgrammeIf your child would benefit from an alternative, more personalised approach to their education, our Life Skills Programme may be for them.
“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.”
– O. Ivar Lovaas
What is the Life Skills Programme?
- Further education
- Vocational training
- Preparation for employment.
How it works
A wide range of portfolio-based ASDAN and BTEC qualifications are available. This means we will collect evidence like videos, photos, blogs, posters and presentations to assess your child’s understanding, instead of putting them through stressful exams.
Our older trainees work as peer mentors for the Life Skills Programme, a service which benefits both sides. Isabel, a peer mentor at Steps, says:
“I feel responsible for helping others. Helping others makes me happy. I help my friends in cooking class where I can share my cooking skills with them. I also like to help my friends when they feel bad because it makes me feel sad when they are sad.”
Learning by doing
We know from our own experience and research that learners engage best when experiencing real world situations, and from learning by doing. That’s why we combine theory with a hands-on practical approach, offering regular opportunities to learn new skills.
"For the first time ever we feel he has opportunity."
"I like about my job is to speak with others. To listen to my customers."
Preparing for employment
Thanks to our wide range of business and community partners, our trainees can access internships and employment opportunities within many different settings and industries.
We’re proud to say that, so far, 100% of our graduates have entered into sustainable employment!
Do you still have questions?
Check out our parent FAQ.