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Skills for Work and Living

Exploring Animals, Horticulture and Life Skills Entry Level 2 and 3

  • Course Type: Entry Level and Supported Learning

What can this course lead to?

On completion of this course, you can progress to Employability Plus or Supported Internships. You could also progress to Pathways, which will allow you to make the transition to further learning in the main college environment.

Who is it for?

This career-focused course explores the land-based industry and offers you the opportunity to experience working with animals in the horticulture environment. You will gain specific and transferable work skills whilst undertaking learning in a range of real and realistic working environments which includes commercial farms, extensive grounds and our on-site animal care area. You will also undertake work experience in real working animal care and horticulture environments.

What is covered?

  • Explore the land-based industry and gain experience working with animals and in the horticulture environment.
  • Working environments include working on a commercial farm, the extensive grounds, and our on-site animal care area.
  • Students will be assessed on their progress throughout the year and will build an evidence portfolio.
  • Includes sessions in English and Maths enrichment, tutorials, independence and supported study.
  • Functional Skills will involve tests at the appropriate level.
  • The course also allows students to undertake work experience in real working animal care and horticulture environments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No formal qualification are required.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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