Land Based Studies Level 1 – Agriculture

Overview

This course will give you a foundation level insight into agriculture, animal care and management. It aims to prepare you for future education or employment within the animal sector with a mixture of classroom and practical-based sessions as well as visits from guest speakers and trips.
Modules incorporate practical and classroom elements across the Walford Campus including the Harris Centre Animal Care Unit, Equine Unit and Walford Dairy Farm. Students will gain valuable experience in basic aspects of countryside, agriculture, equestrian and animal management skills by building a portfolio of evidence and practical assessment. The course is very practical and hands-on with plenty of opportunities to develop your skills in a practical environment. 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.
Qualification
City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies
Duration
One year
Progression
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• Level 2 in Animal Care
• Level 2 in Agriculture
Employment options may include:
• Voluntary positions
• Employment gained from work placement
• Gaining further experience within the land based sector
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Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.
Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees
Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.
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
 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?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Animal health and wellbeing
  • Handling and restraining anima
  • Preparation and maintenance of accommodation
  • Safe and effective practices in the workplace
  • Feeding and watering animals
  • Industrial experience

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.

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. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate
level.

What are the entry requirements?

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above or an equivalent qualification.

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