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Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies in Agriculture and Horticulture – Level 1 September start

This course is a fascinating introduction to a career in the land-based industry, with special emphasis on agriculture or horticulture. It gives you the chance to gain skills in areas such as animal husbandry and estates maintenance. As well as learning about the land-based industry, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-1-diploma-in-land-based-studies-in-agriculture-and-horticulture-level-1-september-start
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Course Information for Students

This course is a fascinating introduction to a career in the land-based industry, with special emphasis on agriculture or horticulture. It gives you the chance to gain skills in areas such as animal husbandry and estates maintenance. As well as learning about the land-based industry, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills. 

You should have grades E-G (1-2) at GCSE and a sound interest in agriculture and horticulture.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview, but not the initial assessment.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into account your previous experience in your chosen subject.

The course will cover:

  • Use safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
  • Develop performance in land-based industries
  • Use transport and assist with maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Assist with the care of animals
  • Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals
  • Carry out tractor operations
  • Introduction to crop systems

You will also work towards Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT (if you do not have these at GCSE grade C/4 or above).

You will also have the opportunity to complete a tractor driving NPTC test.  The test fee only will be payable, with all the training being included in the course.

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
  • Derby College Group overalls (these will be available to purchase at enrolment)
  • Derby College Group uniform
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Writing materials

Assessments are carried out using a series of practical tasks and questions. There will also be some written assignment work and tests. You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence.

If you do well in your studies, it may be possible to progress to a Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Agriculture or Horticulture. However, you must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress.

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and Horticulture, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics – please see the Derby College Group Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

£29360

Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Agricultural and Fishing Trades n.e.c.

£21053

Agricultural and Fishing Trades n.e.c.

Farm Workers

£21551

Farm Workers

Farmers

£24095

Farmers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:44 pm