Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Cannington Centre

Who is the course for?

Anyone who would like to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to work in the Land-based industry, along with a nationally and industry recognised qualification. Anyone who would like to progress to further vocational qualifications within their chosen Land-based industry but does not currently hold suitable GCSE to study a Level 1 programme.

What does the course involve?

This is an Entry level 3 course, which involves classroom-based and practical work with 'hands on' experience in a variety of Land-based subjects.

The Course features regular visits and trips to gardens, woodlands and related venues to enhance learning. The aim of the course is to equip you with the foundation knowledge and skills to move into employment at a junior level or to progress to a level 1 vocational course (e.g. Horticulture, Agriculture or Animal Care).

Units of Study include:

One core unit:
• Work Safely

Two life skills units:
• Lift and handle safely
• Prepare a self-profile

Five vocational specialist units:
• Recognise trees and plants and their importance to Wildlife
• Maintain an area of habitat
• Show visitors around a wildlife area
• Harvest a crop
• Recognise parts of a plant

Two additional vocational units:
• Recognise a healthy farm animal
• Recognise types and parts of the body of small animals.

What makes this course special?

You will sample a variety of Land-based industries, in practical contexts. This gives you the opportunity to see if a career in the Land based industries is right for you and helps you choose in which area to specialise. You will be taught by a dedicated team of staff with specialist knowledge of the industry.

Successful completion of this programme is an excellent alternative to GCSEs to obtain the necessary entry qualifications for a level 1 vocational Land-based course.

Entry Requirements

You will need an Entry 2 Level qualification or equivalent in literacy and numeracy with a strong interest in the Land-based industries. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.

What are the assessment methods?

Assessment is based on a Portfolio of Evidence that includes written assignments and practical assessments.

What are the progression options?

You can progress to a full time Level 1 programme (e.g. Level 1 Certificate in Land-based studies specialising in Animal Care, Horticulture or Agriculture).

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