School Infill on Foundation Learning Programme in Land-Based and Environmental Studies

Course overview

Students will get the opportunity to study elements from animal care, countryside and the environment, floristry, horticulture, wildlife and habitats.

This programme is aimed at young people currently in Year 10 or 11 who have difficulty engaging with mainstream education for a variety of reasons. Group size is a maximum of 12 young people and students’ infill onto our main programme. 

We can meet the needs of students with additional needs. The main aim is to develop practical skills but also communication, teamwork and employability skills. Skills are assessed predominantly through practical activities with some portfolio building.

Potential students will be invited for an interview that will include an assessment of literacy and numeracy and a tour of our facilities.

You will learn

  • Functional skills in English and Maths taught in a practical way using real-life situations
  • Core units which include employability, enterprise and team working skills
  • Practical and theory work
Entry requirements
  • Students must be willing to work outdoors and take part in practical activities. An interest in gardening, working outdoors or with animals is a key requirement of the course.
  • Students must be working at Entry Level 2 in English and Maths (this will be assessed as part of the interview process).
  • Learning needs and/or information relating to special educational needs will need to be submitted (for example an EHCP, reports from other agencies, or school reports).
  • If you are a parent interested in this course, your first point of contact should be with your secondary school or education provider. We are also able to accept young people aged 14 to 16 who are home schooled on this programme. Prices for these courses are available on request.

On successful completion of this course, students have the opportunity to apply for our full-time Level 1 or 2 courses in animal care, environmental conservation, floristry, horticulture or an apprenticeship.