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Life Skills is a very important subject at First Steps; it gives our learners a good grounding for their future, helps them to overcome barriers, improves resilience and builds up personal and social skills.


Within this subject, students can achieve a Level 1 Award/Certificate in Personal and Social Development.


There are a large range of topics covered within this subject, some of these are:





E-safety and social networking

Law and order

Personal hygiene



Road safety


Drug and alcohol awareness

Human rights

Sexuality and gender


Sustainable living

Growing vegetables

Body image

Cooking & Baking

Living independently

Consumer rights

Physical and mental health

Personal safety

Work skills

Health and safety

First aid

Searching and applying for jobs

Self evaluation

Setting goals and targets

Budgeting and money matters

Child sexual exploitation





Life Skills

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"I liked the real life scenarios"


Student 2017