Entry Level Foundation Course
The Entry Level Programmes are for anyone with no formal qualifications who wants to progress in life and work in a vocational area. We welcome applications from students who need more support or have learning difficulties or disabilities and/or an Educational Health Care Plan
What are the courses?
Each Entry Level Practical Countryside Skills course will give you a wide range of transferable skills. There are 4 Study Programmes from Entry 1 to Entry 3.5 (Stepping Stone to L1).
The units you will study include:
• Horticulture and conservation where you will work in our own gardens and polytunnel as well as the general college grounds,
• Animal Care where you will have access to our purpose-built wildlife park and Animal Unit,
• Agricultural Animals and poultry where you will look after our livestock and cattle at the college farm.
What will it be like?
You will study in college for 3 days per week. There will be mix of practical and theory sessions with personal development and employability skills will be built into your sessions. We will give you work experience opportunities as a group. If you have not yet achieved a level 4 in English and maths you will continue to work towards these qualifications either in Functional Skills or GCSE classes.
What do I need to start the course?
You don’t need any formal qualifications but you do need to be willing to work hard and we will need to assess you to make sure we can provide the right support and get you on the right level of programme.
What can I do when I finish?
You can move onto a higher Entry Level course or progress direct to Level 1.