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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWE3L1OUT
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Entry Level 3
Start Date 21/09/2020

Course overview

This introductory course is designed for learners who enjoy being outdoors and who are interested in developing their own skills in varied outdoor experiences.  It is also aimed at young people who are not yet sure about what they want to do and offers them the time for valuable reflection.

We are based at the outdoor classroom at Trinity Green and, alongside formal taught sessions, you will often have the opportunity to choose the activities which you think will most enable you to progress and develop a passion for learning in about the outdoors.

Students who have completed this course before have progressed onto a higher level Further Education courses, traineeships, and full time employment.

We also offer an optional two night residential in the Lake District where you can participate in outdoor pursuits, such as hill walking, open canoeing and ghyll scrambling and have regular enrichment activities like climbing and alpaca trekking.

What you'll study

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of workshops mainly practical in nature alongside facilitating independent student research.  Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

You will plan your own projects around six key topics:

  • Horticulture
  • Conservation
  • Working with fire
  • Creativity in the outdoors
  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor cooking

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:

  • the vocational qualification itself
  • a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
  • maths and English
  • a tutorial programme
  • work experience, where appropriate.

There are no sector specific units to complete, however learners will study core Employability units over the duration of the course.

Modules covered

Employability Units: Environmental awareness, self-assessment, candidate project

These units will be covered at different levels in both entry 3 and level 1 courses.

  • Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of workshops mainly practical in nature alongside facilitating independent student research.  Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

    You will plan your own projects around six key topics:

    • Horticulture
    • Conservation
    • Working with fire
    • Creativity in the outdoors
    • Wildlife
    • Outdoor cooking
  • The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:

    • the vocational qualification itself
    • a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
    • maths and English
    • a tutorial programme
    • work experience, where appropriate.

    There are no sector specific units to complete, however learners will study core Employability units over the duration of the course.

    Modules covered

    Employability Units: Environmental awareness, self-assessment, candidate project

    These units will be covered at different levels in both entry 3 and level 1 courses.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include practical work, coursework, assignments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Entry 3: There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

Level 1: You should have keen interest in the outdoors and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above. Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work – up to 30 hours experience of work in a variety of locations across Bradford and wider Yorkshire.

Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee. See our Further Education tuition fees page for more details.

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