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Countryside Level 2 at Craven College

Course description

Based in the rural setting of our Auction Mart Campus you will have access to excellent facilities including animal care units, equine yards, horticulture greenhouses, pheasant shoot, ATV’s and Craven College’s fleet of tractors.

All of our tutors are experts in their fields with experience of working with the National Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton in Bloom, Harrogate Flower Show and with specialist land-based knowledge. With their knowledge and contacts you will be able to visit relevant exhibitions and demonstration grounds as well as gaining inspiration from guest speakers from a variety of agriculture, countryside and environmental sectors.

Visits to local farms, estates and national parks and taking part in relevant work experience will reinforce your learning.

Course content

Units may include:

  • Environmental & land-based business
  • Introduction to agriculture & conservation
  • Introduction to farm animal production
  • Introduction to land-based machinery Operations
  • Participate in providing Estate maintenance
  • Tractor driving
  • Work related experience

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs 9-3 (A*-D) or Level 1 Diploma
  • English & Maths GCSEs 9-2 (A*- E)


  • Practical observations
  • Written assignments
  • Projects

Financial information

For information about Financial Support that Craven College can offer visit: Fees & Funding

Future opportunities


Your choices may include:

  • Countryside Level 3
  • Agriculture Apprenticeship
  • Countryside Apprenticeship
  • Horticulture Apprenticeship


Your choices may include:

  • Conservation Woodland/ Wildlife Officer
  • Farm Contractor
  • Countryside Ranger/Officer
  • Gamekeeper
  • Greenkeeper
  • Gardener

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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