City & Guilds Diploma in Skills for Working Life Entry Levels 2 & 3 - Horticulture/Animal Care/Agriculture/Horse Care

About the course

This is an entry level course for adults and young people who are interested in a land-based job. It is suitable for students with moderate learning difficulties and / or disabilities. The award is offered at Entry Levels 2 and 3 and focuses on a variety of land-based vocational activities. It will provide students with the basic practical skills and knowledge needed to either gain employment or progress to further training. It will also help develop common, social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences

Course modules

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Preparing for work

Personal and social development

Horticulture

Agriculture

Animal care

Horse care

Myerscough skills (literacy and numeracy)

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 16 or over and have an interest in a practical subject to qualify. No previous qualifications are required and the College provides support for those who have learning difficulties and disabilities.

Learning and assessment

Please note that due to the course consisting of land-based subjects; the majority of practical activities are carried outside with a good emphasis on working within the community (off campus activity)

Progression

On completion of this course it may be possible for students to progress onto a Level 1 course or into work.

Careers

It may be possible to find work in one of the vocational areas studied.

Special requirements

Wellington / work boots (preferably steel toe-capped), overalls, waterproofs.

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality.

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.