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Agriculture and Countryside - City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies at Myerscough College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma is an ideal first step into a career in agriculture or the countryside/conservation sector. It provides a basic introductory ‘hands on’ programme of study in agriculture and covers a wide selection of practical skills required when working with animals as well as a broad introduction to the land and environment, gamekeeping and fishing.

Course content

The units cover the types of jobs available in the land-based sector, developing the skills required for such jobs and understanding safe working practices. The range of subjects can include animal husbandry relating to farm livestock (basic anatomy, nutrition, health, housing and welfare), soil and plant husbandry, estate skills (fencing, hedge maintenance, walling and grounds maintenance), environmental conservation (habitat management and conservation skills) and land-based machinery and tractor work.

In addition to obtaining the main Level 1 Diploma qualification, students also undertake the BSC Award in Workplace Hazard Analysis and the Level 1 Award in Sustainability Skills.

The course is designed so that students can progress at their own speed while learning the basics of the subject. Extra support is also available through our Inclusive Learning teams which can be discussed at interview.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have an interest in the subject. These courses give a practical introduction to a particular subject area. No previous qualifications are required.


Practical assessments, coursework and tests. There are no formal examinations.

Future opportunities

This qualification provides a foundation of study from which students can progress to an Intermediate qualification such as the City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture or Land and Wildlife Management.

Further information

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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: 17 October 2017
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