Learner Development

Development Year 1

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 2

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 2


Why study at West?

Our Learner Development courses at West College Scotland are suitable for anyone who has had additional support for learning at school. Development is an entry level course and is aimed at those who are capable of working at Level 2 and who would like to learn some independent living skills.

Students who successfully complete the Development course can progress to other courses within the department. Many students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to spend another three years at college.

What will I learn?

This is an entry level course for school leavers with additional needs.

All students applying for the Development course should have successfully completed a Development Link School’s program. Students will complete a variety of practical and creative subjects which will build their independent living skills.

What qualifications do I need?

You must be able to show us you're working at SCQF 2, you can communicate at this level and participate in classroom activites.You'll also need to be able to work independently and as part of a group. Part of the course may involve going into the local community for activities, so you must be willing and able to do this.

You should be able to understand and follow verbal instructions. If you require your own personal care support* you must let us know when you apply for the course and we will discuss this at your interview. Your needs will be confirmed by the school or the agency that referred you to the college.

*This support must be agreed and in place before the start of your course.

What can I do after?

After successfully completing this course you can develop your skills further by studying another course, such as:

  • STEP 1 (Paisley Campus)
  • Work Preparation (Paisley campus)
  • Commercial Ventures (Paisley campus)
  • Pathways (Clydebank campus)
  • Community Links (Greenock campus)



Programme Information

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year

Frequency: 3 days per week including blended/online learning

Study options

Campus Mode Level
Clydebank Full time SCQF 2
Paisley Full time SCQF 2

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