Foundation Studies - Skills for Work Level 1
- A one-year foundation level course which will support you in developing the skills required for further study in your chosen vocational area.
The course is hands on with lots of opportunities to develop your skills in a practical environment. There are a variety of external visits which form part of your study programme, and you will be appointed a personal tutor for the duration of the course. You will experience practical tasters of subjects within the land-based sector as well as being supported in developing the skills for paid or voluntary work. Based at our Walford Campus, you will study a range of land-based subjects such as; animal care, agriculture and horticulture as well as work-ready units such as; word processing, CV writing and positive attitudes and behaviours at work
Topics you will cover include:
- Carry Out a Practical Activity
- Health & Safety in the Workplace
- Positive Attitudes & Behaviours at Work
- Everyday Food & Drink Preparation
- Maintenance of Grass Surfaces
- Using Social Media
Both skills and knowledge are assessed throughout the year by the completion of assignments. You will also complete a two-week block of work experience during the course of the year.
Open College Network West Midlands Diploma in Living Independently at Level 1
- Any entry level qualifications
Progression routes shown are dependent on the successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- A Level 1 in a chosen Vocational Area or employment
Employment options may include:
- Paid or voluntary work in a vocational area you are interested in
- Paid/voluntary work in a pet shop or similar
- Paid or voluntary work in the land-based sector (garden centre, pet shop, farm etc)
There may be optional trips relating to a unit within the course – letters will be sent out at least three weeks prior to the trip informing you of any related costs. There will be fees for safety clothing required for practical activities within the land-based areas. Further information about this can be requested from a member of the teaching team or will be sent out with your confirmation letter once you have had an interview. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.
Additional Course Cost
The Additional Cost, payable to the College is: £100. You will be asked to pay this or to put arrangements in place to pay this, at enrolment.
Additional Costs are incurred to support teaching, learning and assessment resources. This includes the use of specialist and/or industry-standard equipment, visits, learning materials and course resources. We aim to give you a high-quality learning experience, fully preparing you for the workplace or the next stage in your education.
There are other costs you may need to factor in. You will need to purchase sufficient stationery. Courses that include work placements or work experience may incur travelling costs.We also offer students opportunities to participate in a range of optional activities and visits outside of their course. These would be charged for separately and usually run subject to demand.