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Access to (Agriculture/​Animal/​Land Based) (Level 1)

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Access to Land Based Studies


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

You will need a passion and keen interest in the landbased sector to succeed on this course. This course will develop your independent learning, life and work skills, giving you the understanding and confidence, you will need to succeed in your chosen career. It gives you the practical skills to thrive in a learning or work environment and will help you decide on the next stage of your education or career.

What will I learn?

Students will learn how to gain work-related and vocational skills in classroom and real-work or simulated environments, enhance personal, social and employability skills. You will also learn how to operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work, prepare for further training in your chosen area, overcome barriers to entering work and improve your English and maths skills.

Entry Requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements, although it is likely that you will already have achieved some qualifications at Entry 3 level or above. We will need to see any qualifications you have achieved during your previous education. Our staff will meet with you to find out if this is the right course for you.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Your studies and assessment will be within the framework of a flexible accredited Progression qualification, Skills in Working in Animal Care/Horticulture at Level 1. Although we will individualise the programme according to your needs, sample units may include: Building & Managing Workplace relationships Health & safety in the Workplace Participating in Vocational Taster Principles of Animal Care Assist with the movement & handling of animals You will also study English and maths at a level that is right for you. We will agree which level is appropriate following an assessment which you can either take at interview or when your course begins. The qualification will be GCSE or Functional Skills.

Additional Costs and Information

Your course is likely to include trips to attractions and community facilities which will require a contribution to the cost. In addition, some work experience options may need special safety equipment or uniforms. You can apply for financial help from the College, if this cost is going to be a challenge.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Successfully achieving all of the units on this course and meeting the entry criteria for Level 2 qualifications, you could progress onto L2 courses in; Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care, Land and Wildlife or Horticulture.With further training and experience you could work in a wide range of landbased industries such as animal care, agriculture, horticulture, horse care, agricultural engineering, floristry, countryside management and conservation.

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