Foundation Learning


Course Title: Practical Skills Development – Entry Level
Course Code: FD210

Department: Foundation Learning
Course Type: Full time

This course gives you the opportunity to build on all the skills and knowledge you have learnt from other Skills for Working Life courses and concentrate on gaining more life skills and employability skills.

You will be based with us at Greys Loft the Centre for Foundation Studies and will receive the same level of support you had on previous courses. You will be involved in an exciting social enterprise. This will involve growing produce in our glasshouse and allotment garden, as well as harvesting, marketing and selling it. You will also work in the kitchen to turn some of this produce into a range of preserves which you will sell at our end of term enterprise sale. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to make a range of craft items for these sales. Involvement in the social enterprise will allow you to develop employability, communication, team working, and money handling skills as well as encouraging you to continue to develop your independence.

This Entry Level course gives you another year to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to move onto another course or apprenticeship where you can specialise in the subject of your choice.



Practical Skills Development

Course Content

Units include:
Health and safety in the workplace
Safe working practices
Animal care
Habitat management and conservation
English, maths and ICT
Tutorial support
Work experience
Enterprise activities
Independent living skills
Employability and personal development
Tractor driving
Preparation for adulthood

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements You should be able to show that you can work at Entry Level 3 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

Certificate in Employability and Personal Development Level 1 courses offered at Kingston Maurward College Intermediate Apprenticeships offered at Kingston Maurward College Other training

Career Opportunities

Referrals can be made to supported employment agencies

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
09-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Wed, 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

Protective overalls and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Wellington boots. Waterproof clothing.


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