Entry to Land-based Studies - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for 16 to 19 year olds who are committed to learning in both a practical and classroom environment. It is designed to support you in the development of the skills and knowledge required in the land-based industry.

This programme aims to support the social, emotional and behavioural needs of learners as well as academic attainment. Each programme offers a set of practical units, including functional, independent and social skills to support your transition through College.

Subjects include:

  • Horticulture
  • Conservation and landscaping
  • Small animal care
  • Construction/workshop skills

Assessment Methods

You will take part in initial assessment to establish your starting point and agree your individual learning targets. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence including photographs, practical and written assessments. Staff also observe you in lessons and on work experience (where appropriate) and you will have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised City & Guilds qualifications.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you will be able to apply for a further education programme such as a Level 1 course in a related subject area or an apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could find employment in a paid, voluntary or supported capacity. Previous students have progressed on to animal care, horticulture and agriculture programmes.

Course Summary

Course Title Entry to Land-based Studies
Entry Requirements

It is necessary to have an interest in land-based activities and demonstrate the motivation and commitment to undertake a full-time course. You need to be able to learn as part of a group of eight to ten and work at Entry Level 1 or above.

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It’s a pleasure and honour to study at this College. My tutors and the Learning Support Assistants provide all the support I need and are always there for me. They make it clear they’re working with you rather than taking a leading role.

Jordaine Durban

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