College Philosophy and Values

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All of our students have the ability to become active and valued members of their adult communities. We support learners to gain the independence, skills and understanding necessary to enable this to happen. 

We believe workplaces are richer when employing people with disabilities and are passionate in helping businesses to achieve this. There are many opportunities for all students to gain long term work placements when learning with us. Another key aim of the college programme is to place students on to a path leading to paid employment on leaving college.

Prepare for Adulthood

We will support you to move from school to college, then to greater independence and work

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Equal Opportunities

We believe that you should have access to equal opportunities at Lifeworks College

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Be Safe and Happy

We provide a secure and supportive learning environment to provide you with the best education matched to what you need

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Support For Your Future

We support you to think about and make choices about where and how you live and work, what you are good at and what you like doing

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Realise Your Potential

We will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to realise your potential


Be Yourself

Recognising we are all unique, we will support you to use your experience to become part of the community in which you live

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Our Partners & Accreditations







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    what our students have to say

  • I knew I wanted to be a chef since my late teens and Lifeworks helped me a lot to get there
  • My teachers were a great help, very supportive
  • Built up great experience to put on my CV
  • Gives you good independent living
  • The focus was always on my 'ability', not my disability
  • I did a work placement at a hairdressers in Plymouth whilst studying
  • Lifeworks taught me that people are capable of so much
  • My hope for the future is to be happy and be good at my job
  • Unmissable for people with learning struggles like myself
  • They fed my beliefs and helped me believe in myself
  • Friendly with a really nice vibe
  • A big lift for my confidence and skills.


“The wide-ranging and diverse curriculum gives students good opportunities to experience new activities and helps them to make choices about their futures.”

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