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Land-based Entry Level 2 and 3 Study Programmes at Askham Bryan College

Course description

Entry Level programmes are for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities or who wishes to study in a vocational area. If you need extra help with learning, but like to be active and on the go, and are up for trying new and exciting things, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.  



The Animal Care strand is delivered in the College’s Animal Management unit where a broad range of animals are cared for. The Land and Plants Vocational strand has a well developed horticulture area managed specifically by Independence students who grow their own produce.

This course is also run out our specialist study centres based in Leeds (Temple Newsam) and Middlesbrough (Newham Grange Farm).


Course content

 Study Programmes available:

• Entry Level 2 Animal Care
• Entry Level 2 Land and Plants
• Entry Level 3 Animal Care
• Entry Level 3 Land and Plants

It is possible to study a combination of different strands either full time or part time. Students are able to study strands as part of a Personalised Learning Plan.

Course Themes:

• Learn hands-on practical skills in animal care or land and plants

• Gain a vocational qualification on a specialist vocational route

• Develop social and interpersonal skills

• Wider life experiences

• Preparation for work

• English and maths

• Develop a foundation knowledge in the vocational strand

• Employability skills for your future

• Work related experience in a supportive environment  

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for Entry Level 2 but a commitment to achievement, working outside and having fun would be required. You need to have completed Entry Level 2 before starting Level 3.


A mix of practical and written evidence through portfolio building.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Support on 01904 772211 or email

Future opportunities

Further study:

After Entry Level 2 move on to Entry Level 3.

After Entry Level 3 you could move on to a Level 1 course such as the Diploma in Land Based Studies or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Appropriate work in garden centres, landscaping, conservation, kennels, animal sanctuaries and pet shops.

Further information
Telephone: 01904 772211

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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