Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Landbased Studies


The Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Landbased Studies provides you with a taster of three different sectors; Animal Care, Equine and Agriculture. It is suitable of you want to work with animals but are not 100% certain which vocational area you would like to work in.

You should have a keen interest in working with animals and outdoors and some experience of working with animals.

Course Content - What will I learn?

Over the course of the year you will develop a range of skills in the landbased sector.
You will undertake 10 units of study, four core units: Being Organised; Developing a Personal Progression Plan; Working with Others; Researching a Topic plus six sector specific units in Animal Care, Equine and Agriculture.

You will also study English and maths at the level appropriate for you.

Am I right for the course?

Some experience of working with animals would be an advantage although not essential.

3 GCSEs at grade E or above or completion of an Entry Level vocational skills course.
You should have an interest in working with animals and being outdoors.

You will undertake a range of assessments. The majority of these are practical, but the course does include some written assessment. Assessment is ongoing and assessment work is undertaken primarily during college time.

Learners are also required to complete a Fuctional Skill qualification in one of the following; literacy, maths or IT in addition to their course.

The Animal Care Department boasts an impressive list of professional
experts as part of the team. This year, your teachers will include 6 qualified Veterinary nurses, and 6 Animal Scientists specialising in Behaviour, Agriculture and Conservation. Each tutor has areas of special interest such as showing & grooming dogs, farm livestock, exotics and animal health

What Next?

Progression to further courses depends on individuals results and
GCSEs, but could include moving on to a level 2 course such as the
Level 2 Extended Diploma in Animal Care, Level 2 Grooming or the Level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant course.
Learners who successfully complete the course are also ideally suited
to employment in kennels, catteries and pet shops.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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