open evenings
student services


Life Skills Courses

Who is it for?

This one year Full-time course is for students aged 16–22, who might have a moderate learning difficulty or disability such as Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, learners on the Autistic spectrum and those who need more support with independence skills.

Students on this course receive a high-level of support and encouragement aimed at increasing academic, social and independence skills as well as introducing work readiness skills.

What will I study?

All students study English, Maths and ICT and must have sufficient basic skills to enable them to work at Entry 1 level. Students will study a variety of subjects designed to increase confidence, social skills and independence, as well as subjects from the pathways headed:

• Personal Progress Entry 1
• Skills for independence and work Entry 2

All students are interviewed by the Tutor and will have an assessment to ensure suitability for the course.


Students are expected to have independent skills and be able to cope within the main college environment. There is a member of staff on duty at break times, but students are free to access all parts of the college independently or leave the building.

Following these courses students may go on to supported or independent employment, to supported living or to ALDD part time courses.

Admission details

You can download a full time application here.

We have asked for more information about you on the new forms so that we can ensure that we are meeting your needs and are aware of the best ways to help you achieve your goals.

Please send in your application to:

ALDD Course Applications Enrolments
City College Brighton and Hove
Pelham Street
East Sussex

We will send out letters to tell you whether or not you have a place at the end of August. If so, this will invite you to an enrolment session in the week before term starts so that you can enrol on your course(s), pay fees and, if you are new to CCB, have a tour of the College.

If you have any queries please contact Learning Development on 01273 667788 extension 497.