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Learning for Life has been specially designed for young people who may not be ready for a full-time vocational pathway.

The Learning for Life (LfL) Pathway is a fun and bespoke programme, tailored to meet the needs of individual learners who require that little bit of extra support.

Students accessing the LfL pathway could need additional support with communication, personal development, interaction, teamwork, problem solving or self-regulation skills.

Developing key skills

This bespoke, fun, programme provides learners with additional support around key skills, which might include:

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  • Communication
  • Interacting with others
  • Making positive choices
  • Problem solving
  • Self-regulation
  • Fine and gross motor skill development
  • Sensory development

Additionally, Functional Skills (maths, ICT and English) are embedded into every aspect of the LfL pathway.

A happy student on the LfL pathway

Learners take part in PSHE sessions which are appropriate to their needs, and which cover topics including:

  • Online safety
  • Rights and cultures
  • Relationships
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Moving On

In addition to these skills, students also work on their independence skills, which can include travel training, skills in the home and skills in the community.

Progress as an LfL student

In their second year of the LfL programme, students will progress to a link vocational pathway of their choice. This will involve spending more time in their link pathway to learn key work skills.

In year three, students will have a main vocational pathway, where they will spend the majority of their time and Learning for Life will become a link pathway.

Learning for Life locations

The LfL pathway is available at each of our sites across Shropshire.

LfL at Gobowen

View our LfL setting at Gobowen through our 360° virtual tour.

360° tour by Panoramea

How to Apply

Further information can be provided by the Admissions Team on:

Tel: 01691 661234 or email:

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