Practical Skills Development - Entry Level

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Foundation Learning FD210A01/22/1 Further Education

Course Information

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.

During the course 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 - Entry Level
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

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
05-Sep-2022 23-Jun-2023 9.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Various 105
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.

Materials Required

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

What's next?

Is this course for you? Go ahead and book online now. If you'd like more information we are happy to answer any questions.