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City and Guilds Entry Level 3 Diploma Skills for Working Life

About the course

This is an Entry Level course for those who are interested in a Land-based job career. The course is offered at Entry Level 3 and focuses on a variety of land-based vocational activities. It will provide students with the basic practical skills and knowledge to either gain employment or progress to further training. It will also develop social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences.

Course modules

Competence Qualification

Groom a Small Animal

Work Safely

Life and Handle Safely

Healthy Living

Recognise a Healthy Farm Animal

Clean Farm Animal Housing

Weigh Farm Animals

Feed Young Farm Animals

Recognise Types and Parts of the Body of Small Animals

Check that a Small Animal is Healthy

Show Visitors Around a Small Animal Enterprise

Recognise Trees and Plants and their Importance for Wildlife

Edge and Repair a Footpath

Maintain an Area for Habitat

Show Visitors around Wildlife Area

Prepare for and Attend an Interview

Applying for a Job

Planning for Progression

Move and Prepare Farm Animal Pens

Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal

Recognise Parts of Plant

Insert Plant Material

Control Weeds in a Planted Area

Water Plant Material by Hand

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 16 or over and have an interest in practical subjects to qualify. No previous qualifications are required and the College provides support for those who have learning difficulties and disabilities.

Learning and assessment

All units will be formally assessed using the C&G criteria and they will also be fully internally verified and submitted external verification where necessary.


On completion of this course it may be possible for students to progress onto a Level 1 course in Animal Care, Agriculture, Horticultural, Countryside or consider Supported Internship.


Assistant gardener, assistant grounds person, garden centre assistant, farmhand, countryside assistant etc.

Special requirements

1. Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Personal protective equipment e.g. Wellingtons / work boots (preferably steel toe-capped), overalls, waterproofs.

Work experience

All students will gain either work experience or enrichment in one or more of the four vocational areas.

Foundation Learning at Myerscough College
Foundation Learning at Myerscough College

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality. View our Foundation Learning Presentation here!

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.