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Entry 2 Qualification in Employability and Independence Skills

By studying this foundation learning course at Hadlow College, you will develop your independence and work related skills in a vocational environment. We have arange of courses that cover the land-based curriculum, enabling you to study subjects you enjoy whilst gaining a practical understanding of the sector.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, 5 days a week


Hadlow Campus

Canterbury Campus

Mottingham Campus

Why this course?

Through practical experience within the College you will gain an in-depth understanding of the skills needed to develop independence and work readiness. Your course will be linked with the outcomes in your Education, Health and Care Plan. Supported work related learning or placements will enchance your employability skills development including English, mathematics and ICT.

Entry requirements and support

This course is designed for students who have Entry 2 Requirements. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the curriculum area and have achieved Entry Level 1 mathematics and English. As part of the study programmes you will be offered a meeting to discuss the support and intervention you may require to successfully access your course.

Career and progression options:

Successful students can progress within the Foundation Learning programme to the next entry level and have the opportunity to study within vocational land-based areas that they enjoy. Alternatively, they can explore employment or supported employment opportunities within the industry.

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  • Extensive glasshouse facilities
  • Field nursery stock production
  • Computer controlled environmental and irrigation systems
  • Fruit and container production units
  • Plant propagation centre
  • Fully equipped landscape training centre
  • Demonstration garden for leading national retailers
  • Fully labelled plant collection throughout the College grounds
  • 10 acres of landscaped gardens and two National Collections within Broadview Gardens
  • Fully commercial garden centre

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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Event date 30th September 2017 at 10:00am