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Life Skills - Land-based


Access to Land Based Studies

Study Mode

Full Time

Start Date



1 year

Available at

Course Overview

This course will give you the practical skills to transition from a school setting to college, helping you to develop a successful independent lifestyle and learn how to make healthy, positive choices. It will also prepare you for further training in land-based subjects. During the course you will develop the skills and confidence to live independently or semi-independently, and to gain supported employment through outcomes identified on your Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP), if you have one.

What will I learn?

On this course you will:

• Gain independence skills in classroom lessons and real or simulated environments
• Develop personal and social skills
• Learn practical topics such as animal care, horticulture, agriculture and land-based skills, preparing you for further training
• Enhance your ability to make informed life choices
• Improve your English and maths skills

Your programme will be tailored to your individual needs and may include topics such as:

• Conduct at work
• Developing assertiveness
• CV writing
• Feed farm animals
• Recognise farm animals

You will study English and maths at a level that is right for you, following an assessment either at interview or at the start of the course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Your studies and assessment are accredited within the framework of the Entry 1 or 2 and/or RARPA.

Entry Requirements

• No formal entry requirements.
• You are likely to be transitioning from a specialist SEN school setting.
• Informal interview to check that this is the right course for you.

Additional Costs and Information

Your course is likely to include trips to attractions and community facilities which will require you to contribute towards the cost. You may be eligible for financial help from the College to help meet these costs.

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