Introduction to Skills for Working Life - E2

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Foundation Learning FD217A01/23/1 Further Education

Course Information

Do you like caring for animals or plants? Do you want to learn how to drive a tractor? Do you prefer to be outside and doing practical tasks? Would you like to have a go at all of these things? If the answer is yes then this course is perfect for you. We can help you develop practical, social and life skills - and gain a recognised qualification - all in the safe and friendly environment of Greys Loft the Centre for Foundation Studies which is based in the centre of the college campus.

You will learn subjects like large and small animal care and gardening to help you start to get a job or carry on in education, plus you can relax and socialise in small groups as you develop your social skills within the wider college community. We pride ourselves on working closely with you, your parents, carers and


  • Introduction to Skills for Working Life - E2
Course Content
  • Units include:
    Small and agricultural animal care
    Equine skills
    Dog welfare
    Practical countryside skills & conservation
    College based work experience - Equine, Horticulture, Agriculture
    Outdoor activities - kayaking, climbing, bush craft, mountain biking
    Tractor driving
    English, maths and ICT
    Employability and personal development
    Preparing for adulthood- money skills, improving communication, manner and conduct
    Life skills - independent living skills
    Personal and social development
    Tutorial support
Entry Requirements
  • No formal entry requirements. 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
  • Award in Skills for Working Life - E3
Career Opportunities

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2023 25-Jun-2024 9am 4pm
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.
We may ask for contributions toward some off site activities

Materials Required

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

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.