E3 Skills for Working Life

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Foundation Learning FD213A01/24/1 Further Education

Course Information

This Entry Level 3 course is designed for anyone who wishes to continue developing their experience of land-based subjects. So if you really love working with animals and the countryside, driving tractors, growing plants or outdoor adventure and sport, this is the ideal course for you.

The course provides opportunities for in-house and external work experience situations. Hands on working on the college's farm, taking part in lambing and calf husbandry. We will support you to take part in external work experience and community projects as well as a range of enrichment activities throughout the year.

You will be based in the safe and friendly environment of Greys Loft the Centre for Foundation Studies, learn subjects and develop skills that can help you get a job or carry on your education. Plus you can relax and socialise in small groups as you develop your social skills within the wider college community.

We will work with you, your parents, carers and schools to ensure we are able to offer you the best support in a variety of ways from one to one support, additional learning support sessions through to excellent pastoral support. A key theme running throughout all of our programmes is to make sure that you achieve your Education, Health and Care Plan targets and outcomes to help you to progress.


  • E3 Skills for Working Life
Course Content
  • Units include:
    Animal care
    Practical countryside skills
    Work experience
    Outdoor activities
    Tractor driving
    Functional skills (English, maths and ICT)
    Employability and personal development
    Preparing for adulthood
    Life skills
    Personal and social development
    Tutorial support.
Entry Requirements
  • No formal entry requirements, but you should be able to show that you can work at Entry Level 2. 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
  • Practical Skills Development - Entry Level, Level 1 courses at Kingston Maurward College
Career Opportunities

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
04-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 to 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.