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Practical Skills Development Entry Level at Kingston Maurward College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to build on all the skills and knowledge you have learnt from other Skills for Working Life courses and concentrate on gaining more work experience.

You will be based with us at the Centre for Foundation Studies and will receive the same level of support you had on previous courses. We will also help you to find a work placement for one of the days you are not in college.

This Entry Level course gives you another year to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to move onto another course or apprenticeship where you can specialise in the subject of your choice.

Course content

Units include:

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Safe working practices
  • Animals
  • Agriculture
  • Tractor operations
  • Horticulture
  • Habitat management and conservation
  • English, maths and ICT
  • Optional Entry 3 Certificate in Hospitality, Catering and Retail
  • Tutorial support
  • Work experience

Students may opt for additional SfWL Entry 3 qualification in Hospitality, Catering and Retail. This will be carried out using 1 day of work experience in the Cellar Coffee Shop (day to be arranged).

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements You should be able to show that you can work at Entry Level 3 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.

Financial information

Courses leading to a qualification are FREE for British citizens, aged under 19 years on 31 August in the academic year you start your course.* However, there may be some additional costs for clothing/kit and trips depending on your course.  You can apply to the Bursary Fund for extra help towards the cost of transport, food, equipment or childcare.

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 education activities.

Future opportunities

Level 1 courses offered at KMC Other training.

Referral made to supported employment agencies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingston Maurward College directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2016
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