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Entry Level Independence Programmes


If you, or someone you know, needs a little extra help with learning, likes to be active and on the go and wants to try new and exciting things, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.


These courses are for people with learning difficulties or disabilities who require more support.

Askham Bryan College offers several pathways of supported study:

• Entry Level 2 or 3 Independence (Animal Care)
• Entry Level 2 or 3 Independence (Land and Plants)

These courses are available at the following Centres:

York (Animal Care or Land and Plants)

Middlesbrough -  (Practical Countryside Skills)

Penrith ((Land-based Studies covering a mix of Animal Care, Horticulture and Conservation)

It is possible to study a combination of different strands either full time or part time. Students are able to study strands as part of a Personalised Learning Pathway.

This course has four strands:

Independence in a Vocational Subject:

- learn ‘hands-on’ practical skills in animal care or land-based and horticultural methods
- gain a vocational qualification on a specialist vocational route

Independence in Life:

- develop social and interpersonal skills
- wider life experiences

Independence in Study:

- English and Maths
- develop a foundation knowledge in the vocational strand

Independence in Work:

- employability skills for your future
- work related experience in a supportive environment

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required but a desire to progress to further education or work is essential.

Further Study

Higher Entry Level courses or progress to Level 1 study options.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277