Foundation learning students at the college can look forward to a range of opportunities including potential work experience opportunities in cafés and at farm parks, team-building activities and residential trips to further develop skills. There are also opportunities to take part in cross-college activities to boost confidence and make new friends.
Courses available at the college range from Entry Level to Level 3. Progression opportunities include further study, apprenticeships and employment.
If you choose to study an animal care course at West Notts, you’ll get the opportunity to work off-campus at a local farm park – learning the skills needed to work with animals.
Here, students currently working at White Post Farm, tell us what they love about their course;
From seeing young animals blossom and grow, to growing in confidence themselves.
Gaining the skills which make you independent and stand out from the crowd will help you to not only improve your confidence, but also help turn a job into a career.
Foundation learning courses cover a number of topics designed specifically to get you ready for your next step. From learning basic communication skills, to giving you the confidence to live independently, you’ll find something to suit your individual needs.
Courses are available in developing skills for employment, with some requiring you to take part in work placements; from working in the college training kitchens – to learning how to look after animals on an animal care course.
Working with animals can be both enjoyable and rewarding. To work with animals, our animal care students need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to allow them to turn their passion into a potential career.
As a foundation learning student, you’ll have access to dedicated areas and specialist facilities to help build skills and confidence.
Whatever you choose to study, you’ll be supported every step of the way, and once you’ve gained those important skills, can look forward to moving into employment, a traineeship or apprenticeship, or volunteering opportunities.