This course is an introduction to the land based industries with a particular focus on animal care and welfare. It provides an opportunity to investigate job opportunities and to acquire appropriate vocational skills.
This course is designed for 16-18 year old and adult learners, the course will include a substantial amount of careers related learning designed to support progression to the suitable next step, this could include educational trips, employability skills and employer encounters such as guest speakers. For 16-18 year old learners this will be delivered as a study programme which includes math and English where applicable and work experience.
3 GCSEs at grade G/1 or higher PLUS grade F/2 or higher in Maths and English
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.
Units you may study include:
Two Core Units:
• Safe and effective work practices in the land based industries
• Preparing to work in the land-based industries
One Specialist Unit:
• Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals
Four Optional Units:
• Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals
• Introduction to wildlife and conservation
• Assist with the feeding and watering of animals
• Animals in the wild and their main features
All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills.
All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English and maths qualifications or GCSE mathematics and English if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects. If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study maths and/or English GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D/3 will work towards GCSE through the study of maths and English Functional Skills. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression into further or higher education, training or employment. All LMC students will receive tutorial support.
This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including internal assignment tasks, a portfolio and one online multiple choice test. N.B. Assessments are based on the requirements of the awarding body and are subject to change.
On completion of this course you will receive a Level 1 Certificate/Diploma in Land-Based Studies.
I teach a subject that I am passionate about and transfer my knowledge and skills to our students. I also work with an amazing team, every day is different and a unique challenge - the job is never boring!
Studying on the business course at LMC will open up numerous doors for your future, so if you can see business as a key part of your future and are prepared to seize every opportunity, our course will be the most amazing thing you ever sign up for.
The best thing about our courses is that the teaching team have excellent industry experience with up-to-date equipment and materials. We are also very focused on all of our students achieving and being successful in their chosen careers.
I really enjoy passing on my joinery experiences and skills to the students, as well watching them develop into good citizens.
I enjoy helping young people achieve their GCSE English, a key qualification which will open doors for them in the future.
LMC is a great community asset and I think the local district are lucky to have such a modern, flexible and engaging place of education.