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Introduction to Landbased Studies – Level 1

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QF1AN
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  • Is this course for you?

    If you have an interest in animals, plants and nature then this is the course for you. This year-long programme of study has two options – a holistic course in the care of animals or you can opt for a landbased option centered around horticulture and agriculture.

    You will be working with the animals on the onsite Animal Zone, farm animals, horses as well as growing vegetables and plants. The course will focus on specific industry-related skills building on both practical and theory-based lessons and modules. The course will incorporate key topics with a variety of assessment methods including multiple choice exams, presentation tasks, research and scenario-based tasks.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need to have a minimum of two grade 2’s or equivalent or a pass grade in a relevant Gateway qualification.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The course is all about preparing you for a career in the animal care or landbased industries.

    Animal Care

    You will develop your scientific knowledge alongside the behavioural and care requirements of a wide variety of animal species. These skills will be put into practise when working alongside our animals located on the college’s zoo. A range of modules offered include animal handling, animal accommodation, feed and welfare.

    Landbased

    You will study a range of modules including wildlife, plants and health, and accommodation.

  • Careers

    We will guide you into looking at the wide variety of animal care and landbased careers ranging from kennel and pet shop assistants, to vet nurses and zookeepers, for animal care.

    With landbased you could work in a florist, forestry commission or as a farmhand assistant.

    Throughout the course we look at the requirements needed for all job opportunities and give guidance on what you need to do next. This could be going straight into employment or applying for the next level of qualification.

  • Work experience

    You will need to complete 60 hours of work experience as part of the qualification. This will need to be organised by yourself, however we can offer guidance where needed. It is advisable to obtain and begin your work experience placement at the beginning of your course.

  • English and maths

    You may need to continue studying maths and/or English which will be completed as part of your normal college timetabled week. Both English and maths will play a part in all aspects of the course including weighing animals and their diets, communicating information both verbally and written, and creating animal enclosure designs.

  • Other important information

    You will need to purchase PPE suitable for working with animals or on our farm. This will include overall or boiler suits, steel-toe capped boots, and waterproofs for when the wet weather comes and is applicable to both landbased and animal courses.

    For practical’s ALL piercings need to be removed, no false nails may be worn and no painted nails are allowed. Piercings, false nails and painted nails are prohibited.

  • Is this course for you?

    If you have an interest in animals, plants and nature then this is the course for you. This year-long programme of study has two options – a holistic course in the care of animals or you can opt for a landbased option centered around horticulture and agriculture.

    You will be working with the animals on the onsite Animal Zone, farm animals, horses as well as growing vegetables and plants. The course will focus on specific industry-related skills building on both practical and theory-based lessons and modules. The course will incorporate key topics with a variety of assessment methods including multiple choice exams, presentation tasks, research and scenario-based tasks.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need to have a minimum of two grade 2’s or equivalent or a pass grade in a relevant Gateway qualification.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The course is all about preparing you for a career in the animal care or landbased industries.

    Animal Care

    You will develop your scientific knowledge alongside the behavioural and care requirements of a wide variety of animal species. These skills will be put into practise when working alongside our animals located on the college’s zoo. A range of modules offered include animal handling, animal accommodation, feed and welfare.

    Landbased

    You will study a range of modules including wildlife, plants and health, and accommodation.

  • Careers

    We will guide you into looking at the wide variety of animal care and landbased careers ranging from kennel and pet shop assistants, to vet nurses and zookeepers, for animal care.

    With landbased you could work in a florist, forestry commission or as a farmhand assistant.

    Throughout the course we look at the requirements needed for all job opportunities and give guidance on what you need to do next. This could be going straight into employment or applying for the next level of qualification.

  • Work experience

    You will need to complete 60 hours of work experience as part of the qualification. This will need to be organised by yourself, however we can offer guidance where needed. It is advisable to obtain and begin your work experience placement at the beginning of your course.

  • English and maths

    You may need to continue studying maths and/or English which will be completed as part of your normal college timetabled week. Both English and maths will play a part in all aspects of the course including weighing animals and their diets, communicating information both verbally and written, and creating animal enclosure designs.

  • Other important information

    You will need to purchase PPE suitable for working with animals or on our farm. This will include overall or boiler suits, steel-toe capped boots, and waterproofs for when the wet weather comes and is applicable to both landbased and animal courses.

    For practical’s ALL piercings need to be removed, no false nails may be worn and no painted nails are allowed. Piercings, false nails and painted nails are prohibited.

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