Land-based Studies Certificate Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who would like to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to work in land-based industries. It features visits and trips related to the course and aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to move into employment at a junior level or progress to a Level 2 vocational course.

The course involves classroom-based and practical work, with hands-on experience in a variety of land-based industries.

Units of study could include:

· Use safe and effective working practices in land-based industries

· Develop performance in land-based industries

· Use transport and assist with the maintenance of tools and equipment

· Assist with the care of animals

· Introduction to crop systems

· Carry out tractor operations

· Introduction to wildlife and conservation

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence that includes written and practical assessments, and an externally marked online assessment. You will complete eight units to gain the full award.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you could progress to full or part-time Level 2 Diploma or Apprenticeship at the College to further your knowledge of land-based industries.

Course Summary

Course Title Land-based Studies Certificate Level 1
Entry Requirements

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

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The farm is really impressive with a dairy herd, sheep and pigs. I enjoy being treated fairly and like an adult, and the staff have helped me become a better person and progress with my studies.

Elliot Larkham

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