Land-based Studies (Agriculture and Land) Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is suitable for those interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and understanding to lay the foundation to work in the land-based industries. This highly practical course is suitable for students with few formal qualifications who are looking to enter the land-based sector.

You will learn how to work safely, care for animals and maintain structures as well as gain first-hand experiences of working on and around farms. It is ideal for a career in this area.

Topics could include:

  • Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
  • Use transport and assist with the maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Assist with the care of animals
  • Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals
  • Introduction to crop systems
  • Carry out tractor operations
  • Introduction to wildlife and conservation
  • Developing performance

This course involves classroom-based and practical work, with ‘hands on’ experience in a variety of land-based industries, and previous students have taken part in visits and trips related to the course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence that includes written assignments, practical assessments (including work experience) and an externally marked online assessment

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to move into employment at a practical level or progress to a Level 2 course, subject to a successful interview.

Course Summary

Course Title Land-based Studies (Agriculture and Land) Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range or other equivalent qualification. A genuine interest in the land-based industries and a willingness to learn are vital. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

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I love the farm duties and working with the animals. It's brilliant here. I've made lots of friends, gained in confidence and now have knowledge of all areas of farming.

Josie Dowding

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