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Land-Based Studies Entry Level 1 and 2 and 3 at Bridgwater College

Course description

Entry to Land Based Studies is a course for 16-19 year olds from Special and mainstream schools who are committed to learning in a Land-based environment, and it is aimed to meet the needs of a wide range of learner ability.


What are the aims of the programme?

To support transition from child to adulthood. To learn to make independent choices. To develop independent living skills, functional skills, work skills and further training where appropriate in a Land-based environment.

Course content

This course offers up to four one-year programmes centred around land based studies. Upon successful completion of each one year programme you may progress on to the next one year programme. The programmes are;

 Award Personal and Social Development at entry level 1

  • Award in Skills for Working life at entry level 2
  • Certificate in skills for working life at entry level 2
  • Diploma in skills for working life at entry level 2

 Each programme offer a set of practical units, including functional, independent and social skills to support your transition through College.

 You will learn about a range of Land-based subjects, including

  •  Horticulture
  • Conservation and Landscaping
  • Small Animal Care
  • Farm Animal Care

Entry requirements

You will need to show a special interest in Land-based activities; motivation to undertake a full-time course; the ability to learn as part of a group and be working at Entry Level 1 or above,


You will take part in initial assessment to establish your starting point and agree your Individual Learning targets. You will build a portfolio of evidence, including photographs, tapes, and videos, practical and written assessments. Staff will also observe you both in lessons and on work experience (if relevant). You will have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications.


How will I know I am making progress?

Weekly tutor feedback, two-way Reviews, subject reports, termly student/parent reviews, transition reviews, annual end of year reports.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may be able to apply for another Foundation level programme, a level 1 course in a related subject area or employment (paid, voluntary or supported).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgwater College directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2016

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