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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Land-Based Studies Level 1 Diploma

Level 1

Course code: M07D102
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Agriculture,Apprenticeships
Location: Walford
Additional Costs - £60.00

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

You will develop the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours to help you take a step closer to working in the industry or progression to a higher level. You will learn the basics of how to handle and take care of a range of animals at our Walford Animal Unit, Equine centre and Farm.

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Level 1 in Land-based Studies

Why choose us

The course is very practical and hands-on with plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, confidence, knowledge and behaviours in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our specialist staff will help you gain valuable experience and confidence with a range of exotic and domestic animals.

What you could do next

Study options may include Level 2 in Animal Care, Agriculture or Equine Management or apprenticeships. Further employment options may include voluntary positions, assistant animal technician, farm technician, assistant dog walker or apprentice.

Popular modules

  • Animal Health and Wellbeing

  • Handling and Restraining Animals

  • Feeding and Watering Animals

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via External exam, synoptic assignment & written assignments

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSE grade at grade 2 or above (E) including Maths and English