Landbased Studies: Animal Level 1
There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty. For further details and to apply please email us. To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.
Focussing upon building sound skills and knowledge base across the land-based subjects, this qualification provides a good foundation to allow the successful learner to progress to further learning and begin to specialise in Animal Care.
A City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies is for anyone who is thinking about or interested in a career working with animals. Learners do not need any experience of working in a land-based role or any previous qualification, just enthusiasm and commitment to gain new skills and learn about the importance of the land-based industries.
While completing these qualifications, learners can cover subjects like:
- animal care
- farm work
- health and safety
Health and safety as a mandatory unit, as this is key knowledge for anyone working in the land-based sector.
On this course, you will learn in a supportive and supervised learning environment rather than on the job. You will be assessed by an external multiple-choice test and an assignment.
Level 1 is ideal for learners who are entering the land-based sector, as adults who are new to the sector and want to gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to move on to further study or get an entry-level job working in a land-based industry.
Please wear sturdy footwear as this is a hands-on working with animal course.
This course could help you to get a job within a supportive environment as a:
- Farm Worker (livestock)
- Kennel Worker
- Pet Shop Assistant
Once you have successfully completed the qualification, you could also progress onto a Level 2 qualification in Animal Care.
The course is run over three days a week (Wed, Thurs, Fri) over a 4 week period. starting each day at 11:30am and finishing at 5pm.