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Life Skills — Land-based

Key course information

Foundation Studies

30/08/2021

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


This course prepares you for developing your own independent lifestyle. It gives you the practical skills for you transition to College from a school setting along with how to learn to make healthy, positive choices. Developing the skills and confidence to live independently or semi-independently or gain supported employment through Outcomes identified on the individuals EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan), if applicable.


What will I learn?


You will:

Gain independence skills in classroom and real or simulated environments
Develop personal and social skills
Prepare for further training in college or at other institutions whilst accessing practical lessons such as Animal Care, Horticulture, Agriculture and Landbased
Enhance your ability to make informed life choices

Entry Requirements


This course has no formal entry requirements and is normally a first-year program transitioning from a specialist SEN school setting. 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 at Entry 1 or 2 and/or RARPA. We will individualise the programme according to your needs, sample units may include:

Conduct at Work
Developing Assertiveness
CV Writing
Feed Farm Animals
Recognise Farm Animals

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.

Additional Costs and Information


Your course is likely to include trips to attractions and community facilities which will require a contribution to the cost. 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

Foundation Studies


Career Opportunities

  • Life Skills
  • Employment Preparation
  • Independent or Semi-Independent Living

  • Progression to Study

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