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Entry to Land-based Studies Who is the course for? Entry to Land Based Studies is a course for 16-19 year olds from Special and mainstream schools who are committed to learning in a Land-based environment, and it is aimed to meet the needs of a wide range of learner ability. What will I study on the course? A programme of practical units, including basic skills to support your transition to College. You will learn about a range of Land-based subjects, including: ? Small animal care ? Farm animal care ? Conservation ? Agriculture and environment ? Horticulture What other skills will I acquire? You will develop independent living skills, using your local community and personal development. You will have a named tutor and key worker who will see you every day and help with your learning. They will have regular contact with parents or carers. Your tutor will work with you to develop your Individual Learning plan with regular reviews of targets. What makes this course special? Skilled and experienced tutors who assess your individual learning needs and design a challenging programme to enable you to achieve. Learners enjoy plenty of practical activities using the college farm, gardens, animal collection and a specialist designed building to enable access to all subjects including Independent Living Skills. Small teaching groups, individual personal tutors, regular reviews, work experience, residential trips and visits are all planned to ensure you make a success of your time at college. What do our students say? If it hadn't been for College, I wouldn't have got my job. The staff really understood my needs. I had the chance to join in the thing I was interested in. How will I be assessed? You will take part in initial assessment to establish your starting point and agree your Individual Learning Aims. You will build a portfolio of evidence, including photographs, tapes, and videos, practical and written assessments. Staff will also observe you both in lessons and on work experience (if relevant). You may have the opportunity to gain national qualifications. Staff are qualified City and Guilds NPTC Assessors and if appropriate students will be encouraged to gain this qualification. How long is the course? A one year assessment course, followed by up to three years depending on ability and progress. What can I do on completion of this course? On successful completion you may be able to apply for a level 1 course in a related subject area or apply for shelteredsupported work.

Entry to Land-based Studies Who is the course for? Entry to Land Based Studies is a course for 16-19 year olds from Special and mainstream schools who are committed to learning in a Land-based environment, and it is aimed to meet the needs of a wide range of learner ability. What will I study on the course? A programme of practical units, including basic skills to support your transition to...

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