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Land-based Entry Level 2 and 3 Study Programmes at Askham Bryan College

Course description

Entry Level programmes are for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities who wishes to study in a vocational area. If you need extra help with learning, but like to be active and on the go, and are up for trying new and exciting things, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.  Students will gain hands-on practical skills in land-based areas such as animal care, land and plants, or practical countryside skills, while developing adult independency and opportunities for future employment.


The Animal Care strand is delivered in the College’s Animal Management unit where a broad range of animals are cared for. The Land and Plants Vocational strand has a well developed horticulture area managed specifically by Independence students who grow their own produce.

The Practical Countryside skills course is run at our study centre in Middlesbrough 

Course content

 Study Programmes available:

• Entry Level 2 Animal Care
• Entry Level 2 Land and Plants

Entry Level 2 Practical Countryside skills (Middlesbrough)

• Entry Level 3 Animal Care
• Entry Level 3 Land and Plants

Entry Level 3 Practical Countryside skills (Middlesbrough)

It is possible to study a combination of different strands either full time or part time. Students are able to study strands as part of a Personalised Learning Plan.

Course Themes:

• Learn hands-on practical skills in animal care or land and plants

• Gain a vocational qualification on a specialist vocational route

• Develop social and interpersonal skills

• Wider life experiences

• Preparation for work

• English and maths

• Develop a foundation knowledge in the vocational strand

• Employability skills for your future

• Work related experience in a supportive environment  

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications, but all applicants need to be assessed to ensure the College can provide the right support and offer the right level.


A mix of practical and written evidence through portfolio building.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Support on 01904 772211 or email

Future opportunities

Further study:

After Entry Level 2 move on to Entry Level 3.

After Entry Level 3 you could move on to a Level 1 course such as the Diploma in Land Based Studies or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Appropriate work in garden centres, landscaping, conservation, kennels, animal sanctuaries and pet shops.

Further information
Telephone: 01904 772211

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: 04 December 2017
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