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Skills for Working Life Certificate Entry Level 3 at Kingston Maurward College

Course description

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 sport, this is the ideal course for you.

You will be based in the safe and friendly environment of 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.

Our teaching team are experienced in working with students who have specific educational needs and a range of support is available to ensure you get the best from your study programme. Transition to college is supported through Taster Sessions or Link Courses for students still at school and also through our exciting Summer School.

Course content

Units include:

  • Animal care
  • Gardening
  • Practical countryside skills
  • Work experience with local employers supported by the course manager
  • Outdoor activities
  • Tractor driving
  • Functional skills (English, maths and ICT)
  • Employability and personal development
  • Preparing for work
  • 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.


You will have practical instruction and on-going assessment in a range of subjects, plus portfolio building. You will be placed in small groups with additional Learning Support.

Practical assessment - both oral and written.

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 ed.

Future opportunities

Progress on to Level 1 Diploma in Practical Skills Development Other Level 1 courses delivered across the college - see relevant academic sections

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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