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Derwen College: Winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2022

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 tailored to meet the needs of individual learners who require that little bit of extra support.

Once completed, Learning for Life students may choose to progress to a vocational pathway.

A happy student on the LfL pathway

Developing key skills

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

  • Personal Development
  • Communication
  • Interacting with others
  • Student on Learning for Life pathwayMaking 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.

Learners will 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 will also work on their independence skills, which can include travel training, skills in the home and skills in the community.

Learning for Life locations

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

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

How to Apply

Further information can be provided by the Admissions Team on:

Tel: 01691 661234 or email: admissions@derwen.ac.uk