BTEC Diploma Landbased Studies - Agriculture, Animal and Equine Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Agriculture & Animal Care

Level

Level
1

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Usk Campus

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

In a nutshell

Our Vocational Studies courses are designed to introduce you to the area of study that interests you and to help you to develop wider learning skills.

This course is for you if...

... You’re unsure what you want to do
... You want to try more than one vocational area
... You want to develop practical, transferable skills

What will I be doing?

This course will provide you with a range of progression opportunities, including further learning at the college on one of our next level courses, an apprenticeship or employment!

You'll get the opportunity to try more than one vocational area and gain an insight into college life. You'll develop practical, transferable skills and complete tasks that focus on demonstrating what you can do and what you’ve learned.

The core units are the same across all our Vocational Studies courses, which will help you to develop your skills within your chosen vocational area. If you need to change to a different course, you can transfer the units studied on this course to your next one, if needed.

The core units you’ll follow include:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic

The agricultural and animal units may include:

  • Finding out about the agricultural sector
  • Caring for and feeding animals
  • Moving and accommodating animals
  • Growing plants
  • Caring for and keeping plants healthy
  • Using workshop tools in an agricultural setting
  • Using agricultural machinery
  • Preparing soil for planting

You’ll be assessed through assignments, tasks and practical assessments and you’ll achieve:

  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English (if you haven't achieved a grade C or above at GCSE level)
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

What is expected of me?

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

You’ll need to be motivated, hardworking and willing to try new things in the vocational areas. There will be an expectation that you practise skills and techniques in realistic work environments within college, allowing you to build on your employability skills. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a compulsory requirement of this course.

What comes next?

  • You could continue your studies at Level 2 in a vocational area of your choice
  • You could progress onto an apprenticeship
  • You could get a job in your chosen field

Additional information

You’ll be expected to purchase kit to ensure your safety when undertaking the practical elements. Additional costs could be incurred during the year for educational visits.

Where can I study BTEC Diploma Landbased Studies - Agriculture, Animal and Equine Level 1?

UFBD0047AA
Usk Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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