Animal, equine and countryside - BTEC Diploma in Countryside and Environment level 2 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre
You will study 2 mandatory units:
- Undertake work related experience in the land-based industries
- This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of work related experience and how these can be applied in practice. Actual work experience may be gained by a number of routes, e.g. as part of an industrial placement while at college; while working on a planned daily or weekly basis on the college’s commercial and/or educational facilities; while undertaking voluntary work within the industry; in the form of previous relevant and current work experience in the industry; or as a member of a group of learners invited to carry out practical work in, for example, a country park, farm or animal care centre.
- Environmental and land-based business
- Understanding how businesses and organisations fit into the land-based industry provides a foundation of knowledge from which more specialist study can follow. The environmental and land-based industries are wide-ranging, covering employment in many sectors. You will investigate the different types of businesses and organisations in their specialist sector of the environmental and land-based industries, their characteristics and influences. You will look at current trends and issues affecting their industry.
You will also study 4-6 of 25 optional units, including:
- Introduction to animal and plant husbandry
- Introduction to environmental studies
- Conservation and improvement of British habitats
- Introduction to countryside access and recreation
- Understanding ecology of trees, woods and forests
- Introduction to coastal zone management
A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English 3 and maths at 2 or above, and 2 other GCSEs grade 3 or above.
Assessment is continuous with:
- written assignments, and
- practical work
Contact the college, tel: 01484 437070 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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