Level 1 Land-Based Studies: What you need to know...
- One-year course
- Gives you a taste of many aspects of working on the land
- Practical skills are developed
Working on the land is interesting and rewarding. There are many jobs that need doing from farm work, forests and keeping the land the way it should be. This includes uplands, woodland and farmland and how they can be used, conserved and developed. This course will give you a taste of what you need to know and be able to do to work effectively in all these places. You will learn how to work safely and gain a wide range of experiences with in different environments.
Our experienced staff will guide your learning through practical hands on experience and lessons that explain what you need to know. Our excellent links to Industry will allow you to discover the most up to date developments and let you find out what you are interested in and good at. This will prepare you for a range of carers in the farming community.
- Health and safety
- Working with crops
- Working with livestock and other animals
- Conserving environments
- Land management
- Forest management
You need to demonstrate that you are working at Entry Level 3/GCSE Level 1 (or above) in Maths and English. An interview will be required, and initial assessments/transition visits may form part of the offer process.
If you have taken an alternative educational route and wish to discuss entry to this programme, please contact the college to discuss your individual circumstances.
After Your Course
Support progression into a skilled occupation; apprenticeships; or higher-level technical study.
Potential employment includes:
- Farm worker
- Conservation worker
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,374.50
- Were aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
- Were aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
See the Student Money pages for more information.
Student Finance (Degree-Level Courses)
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.