Life Skills, Employability and Pathways (LEAP)

Realise your potential with the support of a helping hand 

Get one step ahead and build your skills and confidence to progress in further education and/or in the workplace.  
We offer a range of Life Skills, Employability and Pathway programmes for students who need help to unlock their full potential, offering students personal development, working towards employment or achieving their goals for education. 

 Start your journey today. 

What is LEAP?

L – Life Skills – Learn the practical abilities needed to thrive in everyday life. 

E – Employability – explore the world of work and the skills required 


P – Pathways – Prepare for your future journey.  

LEAP Programmes will enable you to develop your confidence, gain new skills and build on your strengths, as well as helping you prepare for the world of work or further education. Working in a supportive environment, our experienced staff will help you thrive in whichever path you choose.

Why a LEAP course?

LEAP will give you the skills and confidence you need to progress onto a range of opportunities in both work and education. 
Staff will support you throughout your course and help you to create a personal action plan to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.  

Study with us to enjoy: 

  • Develop your skills  
  • Develop your thinking,  
  • grow as a person 
  • open doors to better career options. 
  • Professional experienced staff  
  • Practical, team-building activities 
  • Safe and social environment
  • Personal action plans

Onward Study 

Studying could open up a whole world of study opportunities and allow you to progress onto further full-time courses at Dumfries and Galloway College. Speak to your course tutor about your goals and they will work with you to help you achieve them as part of your personal action plan.  

Course Entry Requirements

Entry requirements to study on a LEAP Programme vary with each course. The application process is more about the individual and considers each applicant’s personal circumstances.   
We offer courses where no formal academic qualifications are required.

We ask:  

  • You demonstrate a keen interest in studying with us 
  • You attend an entry interview 
  • You demonstrate a positive attitude to your educational journey 

All Courses

Choose the course for you and click through to find out more and apply: 

*Courses listed above are available at the time of publishing. Availability is subject to demand and some courses may stop accepting applications or be withdrawn at any time.

Mini Guide

Learning Environment

Our learning environments are varied and adaptable, promoting a positive college experience that will have the opportunity to experience practical learning, residential trips, or work placement to help you succeed.