Key course information
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If you have a keen passion for working outdoors and with animals, this course will prepare you for further learning whilst developing your knowledge, skills and understanding of land based subjects at the Lackham campus. The course will provide you with the confidence you need to succeed and prepare you for the next stage to accessing land-based related studies or employment.
What will I learn?
- Gain work-related and vocational skills in classroom and real-work or simulated environments
- Develop personal, social and employability skills
- Prepare for further training in your chosen occupational area such as Animal Care, Agriculture, Horticulture and Countryside Management
- Enhance your ability to make informed career choices.
This course has no formal entry requirements, although we do need to see any qualifications you have achieved during your previous education. Our staff will meet with you to find out if this is the right course for you.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Your studies and assessment will be within the framework of a flexible accredited Progression qualification Skills for Working in Animal Care/Horticulture at Entry 3.
Although we will individualise the programme according to your needs, sample units may include:
Health & Safety in the Workplace
Assist with restraining a small animal
Feed young Farm Animals
Introduction to the Landbased Industry
You will also study English and maths at a level that is right for you. We will agree which level is appropriate following an assessment which you can either take at interview or when your course begins. The qualification will be GCSE or Functional Skills.
Additional Costs and Information
Your course is likely to include trips to tourist attractions and community facilities which will require a contribution to the cost. In addition, some work experience options may need special safety equipment or uniforms. You can apply for financial help from the College if this cost is going to be a challenge.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Life Skills
- Employment Preparation
- Independent or Semi-Independent Living
- Progression to Study