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.
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?
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.