Level 1 will suit you if you are just starting out and want to
gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to move on to further study or get
an entry-level job working in agriculture, conservation, or horticulture.
There are three sizes of qualification at this level.
Award in Land-based Studies
You can choose a minimum of one unit from a
range of options, including:
Animals in the wild and in society
Assisting with the maintenance of
plants and sites in the countryside.
Certificate in Land-based Studies and Diploma in Land-based Studies
You can choose 1 specialist pathway from:
Within your pathway you complete 1 core unit and at
least 2 optional units (or 5 optional units for the diploma).
What careers can it lead to?
An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Land-based Studies could help you to
get a job as a:
Once you have completed these qualifications, you could also move on to
take a Level 2 qualification in the area that you are most interested in, such
as agriculture, horticulture or environmental conservation.
Who is this course suitable for?
Adults and young people aged 14+
This course is suitable for people on the following programmes
How long will this qualification take?
weeks at 1 day per week/ 5 weeks at 2 days per week
weeks at 1 day per week/ 17 weeks at 2 days per week
weeks at 1 day per week/ 40 weeks at 2 days per week
the above details are based on the minimum amount of time needed to complete
the qualifications. The actual time may
be longer depending upon the service user’s needs and abilities.
Is this course certified?
you will receive a City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies
is worth the following credits
Which days of the week is this offered?
and Fridays throughout the year.
Do I need any special clothing or equipment?
will need overalls and steel toe cap boots, which we can order for you. All other equipment and personal protective
equipment is provided
Where will it take place?
will be based at the Humboldt Field Studies Centre and will work within our Marefield
Corner woodland and kitchen garden, as well as working across the wider farm
Typical Group Size
sizes will vary but will generally be no more than 6 service users
How much does this qualification cost?
Please enquire for details
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