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.
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 sessions and employer encounters such as guest speakers. For 16-18 year old learners this will be delivered as a study programme which includes English and Maths where applicable.
The qualification you will receive is the City & Guilds Level 1 Land-based Diploma which is assessed by online exams, coursework, projects, written assignments and observation of practical competence.
To study this course, you must:
Show enthusiasm for the subject area
Demonstrate a commitment to study
Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Have good interpersonal skills
Students must also have 3 GCSEs at grade G/1 or higher PLUS grade F/2 or higher in English and Maths.
The timetable will cover 3 days per week; lessons are a mix of classroom based theory lessons and practical workshop sessions where you will gain the required underpinning knowledge of domestic and wild animals and the practical husbandry skills with a variety of small animals. There will be some home study required.
Work related experience is a mandatory part of the qualification where you must complete a minimum of 60 hours’ work within a Land-based industry setting.
The course will include educational visits to agricultural organisations such as:
Students will also be visited by a number of guest speakers who will deliver informative talks and workshops. Guest speakers in the past have come from organisations such as:
AJ Exotics and Pet Supplies
Bay Vets Ltd
Creepy Crawly Roadshow
Work related experience is an essential part of the Land-based curriculum allowing students to apply the knowledge they have gained in class and develop the work behaviours required for the Land-based industry.
It is a mandatory element of the course, students are required to complete a minimum number of hours (set by the examining body) in an external work placement over a 2 week block in term 2.
Support is available from our Work Placement Co-ordinator who will work with students to ensure they are placed with an appropriate employer.
Progression opportunities within College include the Aspire Pathway to Animal Studies, the Animal Care & Welfare Assistant Traineeship and the Animal Care Level 2 course.
There are many exciting careers within the Land-based & Animal Care industries, jobs include:
Pet Shop Assistant
You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.
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For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email email@example.com
Course code: A30087-A1A