Countryside and Environment, Diploma in Land Based studies, Level 1 at Hadlow College
This course is designed to allow students interested in a career in the rural sector to develop the confidence, ability and skills they need whilst studying or working. The College’s excellent land-based facilities are used extensively throughout the duration of this course, which ensure our students develop good vocationally practical and employability skills. The course structure is a mixture of land-based subjects, students can select optional modules depending on their vocational interests.
The course has a high practical element and is delivered making use of the excellent Hadlow College resources. Students are able to access a range of additional learning support, based on need. A range of employability skills will be developed whilst on
the course including practical skills, communication, and land-based specific knowledge,
and development of ICT skills. The course is well supported through the use of
virtual learning resources. Students will also get the opportunity to carry out a work placement. The course structure is a mixture of land-based subjects, students can select optional modules depending on their vocational interests. The following are examples of some of the topics students can expect to study within the course:
- Safe and effective working practices
- Develop performance in land-based industries
- Work experience and employability skills
- Transportation and maintenance of equipment and supplies
- Maintenance of structures and surfaces
- Planting and establishing plants
- Tractor operations
- Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at D-E / 3-2 Grade or equivalent (Entry level 3).
You should also have a keen interest in the subject and demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.
Assessment is through a range of styles including practical assessments, photographic and video evidence logs, workbooks and written assignments
Once completed students can progress onto a Level 2 qualification in Countryside or gain employment in a range of industry careers
How to apply
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