Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
The course is designed to support students to develop their gardening, animal care and enterprise skills. Students will have an opportunity to grow fruit and vegetables in our polytunnel as well as cook and sell their produce. This introductory course will give you the basic knowledge required when caring for animals and the opportunity to gain practical skills. You will gain knowledge of Health and Safety working practices relevant to the field.
Independent Living skills will be embedded in the course giving students an opportunity to develop greater independence with personal hygiene, basic cooking, healthy exercise, employability and communicating with others. The programme of study will include Maths, English and ICT development alongside the practical subjects.
This course is for you if you have previous horticulture experience or are interested in progressing onto further learning or training in this field. You will also develop practical experience looking after animals: feeding, handling, health checking and maintaining their accommodation and learn how to work with and handle animals safely.
This course will develop your Maths and English by embedding essentials into every learning session. You will also work towards national Functional Skills qualifications. This course is all about developing you in readiness for the next step in your journey towards adulthood and independence.
There are no formal entry requirements; however, suitability will be discussed at interview and based on individual circumstances.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an Awarding Body. Some students complete a portfolio which records their progress and development using RARPA (Recognising and Recording Personal Achievement), these portfolios are internally verified. Most students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.
If students successfully complete this programme of study they can progress onto Supported Employment pathways options within Inclusive Learning.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and supported research.