The Course

This is an introductory-level course that is designed to allow students interested in a career in the land-based sector to develop the confidence and skills they will need whilst studying.

It makes the best possible use of the college’s outstanding facilities and is a mixture of Horticulture, Engineering, Agriculture and Countryside studies.

  • What You Study

    • Safe and effective working practices
    • Transportation of supplies
    • Maintenance of structures and surfaces
    • Maintenance of equipment
    • Planting and establishing plants
    • Habitat management work
    • Animal care
    • Work experience and employability skills
    • English and Maths, as required.
  • Entry Requirements

    A genuine passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference is needed.

  • Duration

    One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.

  • Progression

    Students can progress to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture.

  • Careers

    Work in a wide variety of roles in land-based engineering, on an arable and livestock farm, with animals in sanctuaries and wildlife centres, in environmental conservation and horticulture.

  • Equipment Required

    For your course, you will need:

    • A pair of strong sturdy safety boots (with steel toe-caps)
    • One pair of college-branded overalls - preferably made of cotton
    • Waterproof coveralls
    • Wellington boots
    • Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
    • Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
    • Optional: High-visibility bib
  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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