Land Based Studies Level 1 – Agriculture

Overview

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?
The course consists of the following units:
  • Safe and effective practices in landbased industries
  • Develop performance in landbased industries
  • Assist with care of animals
  • Assist with the movement, handling and wellbeing of animals
  • Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals
  • Introduction to crop systems
  • Introduction to wildlife and conservation
Additional courses:
  • Enrichment activities
  • Tutorials
  • Literacy and Numeracy
IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
You will need to be interested in working with small animals and motivated to complete the course.
 
WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETE THE COURSE?
C&G Level 1 Diploma in Landbased Studies (Animal Care route)
 
HOW MANY HOURS, WEEKS, YEARS DOES IT LAST?
One year full time (3 days a week)
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
  • 3 x A4 files, paper, pen, etc.
  • Steel toe-capped boots, overalls and waterproofs
  • Padlock for locker
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
  • Level 2 in Agriculture
  • Level 2 in  Countryside Management
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship
ARE THERE ANY EXTRA COSTS?
There may be the occasional trip relating to a unit within the course.
HOW DO I APPLY/JOIN THIS COURSE?
You can complete the application form online by visiting the College’s website www.nsc.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the application process, you can call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to come to one of the College campuses and meet with a member of our teaching team. You can ask any questions you have, usually at this meeting we will offer you a place on the course you have applied for.

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

What is the structure of the course?

The course is very practical and hands on with lots of chance to develop skills in a practical environ­ment. Both skills and knowledge are assessed throughout the year by the completion of assignments.  You will also complete a period of work experience during the course of the year. There are a variety of external visits which form part of your study programme and you will be appointed a personal tutor for the duration of the course.

What are the entry requirements?

  • A minimum of four GCSE’s at grade E or below, or, an equivalent qualification.

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