Entry Level 3

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Developing your skills to progress onto a vocational programme or prepare for employment, filling any skills gaps, and increasing your independent learning

This course is designed for learners to have a supported experience of cross-college vocational areas. Learners will gain an Entry 3 OCR life and living qualification alongside improving their English and Maths skills. 

The aims of this course 

  • Devise an individualised learning programme to develop the skills required for progression 
  • Trial vocational options within a supportive environment. These may include horticulture, animal management, floristry, countryside management, and sport. 
  • To develop skills in English, Math, and ICT. 
  • To build on the strengths and identify areas for improvement of each student, developing confidence and self-esteem. 
  • Access external or internal work experience opportunities as applicable for the individual.
  • Learners will have the opportunity to set up and run a small business enterprise for the academic year. 

The following are some areas the course covers: 

  • Gardening & Horticulture 
  • Enterprise 
  • Animal care 
  • ICT 
  • Maths and English 
  • Money management 
  • Personal Safety 
  • Work experience 
  • Employability Skills 
  • Community Engagement 
  • Countryside skills 
  • Floristry 
  • Sport 

What support will be offered? 
All programmes will be tailored around individual learners and EHCP guidance, drawing targets following a RARPA process (recognising and recording progress and achievement). Learner progress and targets are reviewed throughout the year. Learning support is offered as appropriate.


  • Maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE where applicable. 
  • OCR Life and Living 

Entry Requirements:

Students require an interest to develop their skills for work and progress onto a Level 1 course.  

Dates & Location:

September 2022


1-2 years

Future Opportunities

Vocational study or employment. 

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