Foundation Learning


Course Title: Introduction to Skills for Working Life – E2
Course Code: FD212

Department: Foundation Learning
Course Type: Full time

Do you like caring for animals or plants? Do you want to learn how to drive a tractor? Do you prefer to be outside and doing practical tasks? Would you like to have a go at all of these things? If the answer is yes then this course is perfect for you. We can help you develop practical, social and life skills - and gain a recognised qualification - all in the safe and friendly environment of the Centre for Foundation Studies which is based in the centre of the college campus.

You will learn subjects like large and small animal care and gardening to help you start to get a job or carry on in education, plus you can relax and socialise in small groups as you develop your social skills within the wider college community. You will have practical instruction and on-going assessment in a range of subjects, plus portfolio building. Practical assessments will be both oral and written. You will be placed in small groups with additional Learning Support.

We pride ourselves on working closely with you, your parents, carers and schools, to ensure we are able to offer the best support for you. Our teaching team are experienced in working with students who have specific educational needs and a range of support is available to ensure you get the best from your study programme. Transition to college is supported through Taster Sessions or Link Courses for students still at school and also through our exciting Summer School for prospective students.

If you want to find out more please give us a ring, or better still come and visit!



Certificate in Skills for Working Life (Entry 2) (QCF)

Course Content

Units include:
Small and agricultural animal care
Equine skills
Dog welfare
Practical countryside skills & conservation
College based work experience - Equine, Horticulture
Outdoor activities - kayaking, climbing, bush craft, mountain biking
Tractor driving
Functional skills (English, maths and ICT)
Employability and personal development
Preparing for work - money skills, improving communication, manner and conduct
Life skills - independent living skills
Personal and social development
Tutorial support.

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

Skills for Working Life - E3