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Welcome to the Skills for Life Faculty

We are proud to teach and support learning from Entry Level to Level 3.

We provide a range of courses to develop skills for independence and work, this includes Functional Maths and English up to Level 2.

Students with additional support needs such as Asperger’s and Autism can be supported across the college on main programmes through the Pathway Plus programme or a programme of individualised study support for learners with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia provided they have the qualifications to meet the subject entry requirements.

We have an excellent social enterprise scheme, and have built great relationships with local businesses to offer students work experience placements. This includes ASDA, Leith’s catering at the Beaulieu Motor Museum and catering company Pabulum. Many of the students on this scheme go onto gain work or apprenticeship opportunities.

Skills for Life also provides a range of courses for students with learning difficulties and disabilities in two areas – Skills for Life and Independence and Skills for Work. All of the courses promote independence and use a range of techniques and facilities to make sure that individual needs are catered for.

Students who require additional support through therapies are assessed and may access Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy with trained staff onsite as part of their programme.  The campus is fully accessible. Fully accessible personal care facilities are available including hoisting facilities. 


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Meet The Team

Rosemary Gregory - Head of Faculty

Rosemary Gregory - Head of Faculty

Rosemary is the Head of Faculty for Skills for Life.

Stuart Gibson

Stuart Gibson

Stuart has been at Totton College since November 2012. He has worked in education for the past 18 years, having previously been a social worker. He loves education as he likes the fact that he can contribute to making a difference to the futures for young people who may not have previously had a positive experience in education.