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Countryside and Environment, Diploma in Land Based studies, Level 1 at Hadlow College

Course description

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‚Äôs 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.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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

Future opportunities

Once completed students can progress onto a Level 2 qualification in Countryside or gain employment in a range of industry careers

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: 08 November 2017
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