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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Land-based studies City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

Level 1

Course code: F21D523
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Agriculture
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £150.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course provides an ideal introduction to land-based industries, including animal care, agriculture and equine and will help you decide if these are areas in which you would like to work. You will take part in a variety of exciting practical projects, both on the estate working with cattle, sheep and horses and in the animal care unit with a variety of animals such as rodents, reptiles and birds. There are educational visits to such places as zoological gardens, wildlife parks, farms, agricultural shows or markets.

Why choose us

We offer support for all students to ensure they enjoy their course and progress. Students will be able to work on the College farm with livestock and machinery, they will also work with a variety of horses and small animals. The course is divided into practical and theory lessons to allow students to gain skills and knowledge to be assessed in different learning environments.

What you could do next

Study options may include Level 2 Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care and Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture. Employment options may include farm work, stable groom, conservation or horticulture.

Popular modules

  • Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals

  • Assist with the preparation for the exercise and aftercare of horses

  • Introduction to production livestock and breeds

  • Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via external tests & unit assignments

Entry requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 2 or above