E2 Introduction to Skills for Working Life

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Foundation Learning FD212A01/24/1 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 schools, to ensure we are able to offer the best support for you. Our teaching team are experienced in working with students who have specific educational needs and a range of support is available to ensure you get the best from your study programme. A key theme running throughout the course will be making sure that you are fully supported to meet your Education, Health and Care Plan targets and outcomes which will be reviewed at each session.

Transition to college is supported through Taster Sessions or Link Courses for students still at school and also through our exciting Summer School.If you want to find out more please give us a ring, or better still come and visit!


  • E2 Introduction to Skills for Working Life
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
  • Skills for Working Life - E3
Career Opportunities

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
09-Sep-2024 20-Jun-2025 9.00 a.m. 3.45 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.
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.