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Land Based Studies - Paths for Life and Work at City and Islington College

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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


You will complete a portfolio of work.

Future opportunities

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.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2016
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      What We Offer

      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.