This course aims to provide you with a strong foundation for pursuing a career in animal care, agriculture, horticulture, or countryside and the environment.
While studying you will focus on practical skills and knowledge while learning the importance of sustainability and responsible land use. Alongside this, you will study The Prince’s Trust qualification which includes practical projects-based learning and working within the community.
This course is for young people aged 16 to 19 (or 19 to 24 year olds with an EHCP) with a willingness to work outdoors and an interest in the land-based courses we offer.
You will learn
- 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
- Project-based learning
This is a full-time course. If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of this course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence. Find out more on our Fees and Funding page. If you are eligible, you can also apply for support with travel and other costs through our bursary process. Further information will be provided when you enrol.
If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees for some courses. If you are in receipt of employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You will need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.
Entry Level 3 Certificate in Progression – Gateway Qualifications Limited
Entry Level 3 Prince’s Trust Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills
You 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 this course. You must have achieved at least Entry Level 2 in English and Maths (the approximate equivalent of a Year 8 secondary school literacy and numeracy level). An application form will need to be submitted along with information relating to any special educational needs (for example an EHCP, reports from other agencies, or school reports).
Before starting the course, if you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation. workshop where they will meet their tutors and other students on their course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.
On successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to apply for our full-time Level 1 or 2 courses, or an apprenticeship.