Foundation Learning


Course Title: Certificate in Employability and Personal Development
Course Code: FD211

Department: Foundation Learning
Course Type: Full time

This course is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills to help you become more independent in life and work. Throughout the year you will benefit from valuable work experience, and will learn how to apply for jobs/voluntary work in the career of your choice.

Alongside this there will be plenty of time to learn new approaches to independent living such as personal and social development and life skills, as well as continuing to be involved in exciting practical learning in land-based subjects like horticulture and animal care. The course will be very practical and you will have ongoing assessment to make sure you are achieving your personal targets.

You will be based at Greys Loft our Centre for Foundation Studies where our teaching team are experienced in working with students with specific educational needs and a range of support is available to ensure you get the most from your study programme.

We hold a sale at the end of each term and use items grown by the students in the Peak Hill glasshouse and allotment to creatre Peak Hill Produce, for exmaple chutneys, jams and sauces.



College Certificate

Course Content

Units include:
Employability skills - theory and practical
Personal and social development
Independent living skills
Work experience
English, maths and ICT
Tutorial support
Enterprise activities
Off site visits to future placement/employment opportunities
Tractor driving
Preparation for adulthood

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements You must have a desire to work outdoors in a variety of practical land based subjects We will also need full details of special educational needs and any other reports from relevant bodies or establishments to ensure that we are able to put in place the correct level of support for each individual learner.

Next Steps

Level 1 courses offered at Kingston Maurward College Intermediate Apprenticeships offered at Kingston Maurward College Employment - paid or voluntary Supported internship Community farm work

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
08-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Tue, Thu, Fri 105
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

You may need to have steel toe-capped boots and overalls for some activities. Waterproof clothing. Sensible footwear.


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