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Diploma in Skills for Working Life - Land-based (Animals) (Entry 3)

Kirkley Hall Campus
Course Code:
Awarding Body

City and Guilds Diploma in Skills for Working Life (Entry 3) (QCF) Level E

Start Date:
11 September

Who is the course for?

This course is for students of all ages who seek an entry level course that will recognise vocational skills and interest below the occupational competence of Level 1. It would be ideal for students who have particular learning difficulties who are interested in learning about animal care and equine.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to have interest in working with animals, but no formal qualifications are necessary

What will I study on the course?

You will study exciting units including:

You will study topics such as small animal care, introduction to farm animals, introduction to horses as well as preparation for work, functional skills and personal social development. Everything you need to help you choose what to do next.

How is the course organised

The course runs for 3 days per week over 1 Year. With the addition of work experience.

How will my progress be assessed?

Your progress will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence plus practical assessments. This is evidence that you can do the tasks involved and your tutor will help you with this.

Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other qualifications that will help you gain employment, including work experience

What final qualification will I get if I am successful?

City and Guilds Diploma in Skills for Working Life (Entry 3) (QCF) Level E

Next Steps

After completing the course you could progress and study a Level 1 course in relevant subject area.

Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 330 660, email advice.centre@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events – dates are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available to certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/