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-based environment. It will help you acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to work in the land-based industry, and allow you to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

The course involves classroom-based and practical work with hands on experience in a variety of land-based subjects. You will take regular visits and trips to gardens, woodlands and related venues to enhance your learning.

Units of study may include:

· Work safely

· Lift and handle safely

· Prepare a self-profile

· Recognise trees and plants and their importance to Wildlife

· Maintain an area of habitat

· Construction

· Horticulture

· Conservation

· Small animal care

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence that includes written and practical assessments and photographic evidence.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could progress to a full-time Level 1 programme in a related subject area or an Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could find employment in a paid, voluntary or supported capacity.

Course Summary

Course Title Entry to Land-based Studies
Entry Requirements

It is
necessary to have a particular interest in land-based activities and demonstrate
the motivation and commitment to undertake a full-time course and work
placement.

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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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