Land Based Studies - Paths for Life and Work


About the course

Would you like to work as a gardener? Does a learning difficulty make training difficult for you? This course could be the first step you need to a career in horticulture.

No specific qualifications are required, but you need to be prepared to work outdoors and get your hands muddy sometimes!

On this practical, outdoors course, you will learn a range of gardening skills through working in a community garden and participating in a gardening project for 2 days each week.

You will also take part in class-based lessons. Throughout this course, you will have lots of opportunity to develop your ICT, Maths and English skills.

You will complete a portfolio of work.

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve the Edexcel Entry Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Independence and Work as well as the Edexcel Entry Level 3 Award in Land-Based Studies.

You will also achieve internal qualifications that recognise the other skills that you develop.

 Following the course, you can move into paid or voluntary work, study a range of other subjects at Entry Level 3, or progress to further training.

He seeks and embraces responsibility

Josh Harriman

Josh Harriman

Studied: Practical Woodworking Skills Entry Level 3

As a new student arriving at College, Josh was apprehensive about the unfamiliar environment that he found himself in. Showing dedication and bravery, Josh has transformed from the person he was 2 years ago.

He seeks and embraces responsibility, utilises his initiative to achieve his goals and is ever more willing to embrace the ‘new’. From being able to initiate and maintain conversations, express himself with clarity and depth, to drawing, planning and constructing his wood projects, Josh epitomises the very essence of personal growth.

Course information

Start date
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12 September 2017

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Course level
Entry Level
Course code
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Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
Adults (19+)
Fully Funded
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