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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 30/06/2019
Duration: 1 year

Day(s): Various
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma
Code: 77861
Cost: N/A

SGS Filton

Filton Avenue
BS34 7AT

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Course Detail

Level 1 Land Based Studies

Full time course


This course is designed for young people who have an interest in working with animals and who wish to progress onto L2 study in this field. Learners undertake animal handling duties at our SGS Filton campus and undertake work experience as a core component of the programme.

What will I study?

This course covers basic units of study such as Animal Health, Welfare and Behaviour, Biology and Ecology.

Maths and English

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is the achievement of a good standard of English and Maths, therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade C in either subject will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their course.

Work experience

All learners will be expected to complete at least 30 hours of work experience throughout the year, this normally comprises one day per week as part of the college timetable.


We will be delivering a variety of tasks and projects to prepare learners for progression into further study or employment.

What do I need to join?

You will need two GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) in English and maths.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons and wherever possible underpinning theory will also be demonstrated in a practical context. There will be a variety of assessment methods used (written assessments, observations, presentations and discussions being some) and learners will gain a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce.

How will I know how I am doing?

Learners will meet with their personal tutor in order to review progress and agree SMART targets so that progress can be measured and learners challenged to achieve their best.

Are there any extra costs?

Learners will be charged materials, which that will be used to purchase resources for the learners to use on the course (inclusive of PPE), to facilitate educational study visits and to support the learning taking place.

What can I do next?

Learners who successfully complete the qualification, and all other elements of their study programme, may progress to Level 2 in Countryside and Environment


Filton and Stroud Campuses.

Dates & Costs

Level 1 Land Based Studies

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 30/06/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 1 Diploma
Code: 77861

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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01/09/2018 30/06/2019 tbc SGS Filton
01/09/2018 27/05/2019 9.30am - 4.30pm SGS Stroud