Land-based Studies (0361)

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014
Focussing upon the fundamental skills and understanding in Land-based subjects, the learner could progress into further study in the areas of Animal Care, Agriculture, Floristry, Horse Care, Countryside or Horticulture. 
An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Land-based Studies is for anyone who wants a career in agriculture, horticulture or working with animals.
You don't need any experience of working in a land-based role or any previous qualification.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

While completing this qualification, you will cover things like:

  • animal care
  • floristry
  • farm work
  • gardening
  • conservation
  • health and safety.

For the Award, Certificate and Diploma in Land-based Studies, you'll learn in a learning environment rather than on the job.

For the award, you'll be assessed with a multiple choice test and a practical demonstration or assignment.

For the certificate and diploma, you'll be assessed with a multiple choice test, a practical demonstration or assignment, and you'll also put together a portfolio of evidence to showcase the skills you've learned.

Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out and want to gain the basic knowledge and skills you need to move on to further study or get an entry-level job working in agriculture, horticulture or animal care.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Land-based Studies could help you to get a job as a:

  • Farm Worker (crops)
  • Farm Worker (livestock)
  • Florist
  • Gardener
  • Horse Groom
  • Kennel Worker
  • Pet Shop Assistant.

Once you have completed these qualifications, you could also move on to take a Level 2 qualification in the area that you are most interested in, such as agriculture, floristry or animal care.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the course handbooks from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 1

Level 1 will suit you if you are just starting out and want to gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to move on to further study or get an entry-level job working in agriculture, horticulture or animal care.

There are three sizes of qualification at this level.

Award in Land-based Studies

You choose a minimum of one unit from a wide range of options, including:

  • Animals in the wild and in society
  • Assembling basic floral designs
  • Assisting with the care of animals
  • Assisting with the maintenance of plants and sites in the countryside.

Certificate in Land-based Studies
Diploma in Land-based Studies

You choose 1 specialist pathway from:

  • General Land-based Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Floristry
  • Horse Care
  • Horticulture.

Within your pathway you complete 1 core unit and at least 2 optional units (or 5 optional units for the diploma).

For the full list of options and units download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Land-based Studies could help you to get a job as a:

  • Farm Worker (crops)
  • Farm Worker (livestock)
  • Florist
  • Gardener
  • Horse Groom
  • Kennel Worker
  • Pet Shop Assistant.

Once you have completed these qualifications, you could also move on to take a Level 2 qualification in the area that you are most interested in, such as agriculture, floristry or animal care.

Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Land-based Studies (0361-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2017

Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies

  • Accreditation No: 500/6256/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 50 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (Agriculture)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6257/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (Animal Care)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6257/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (Environmental Conservation)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6257/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (Floristry)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6257/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (Horse Care)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6257/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (Horticulture)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6257/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (Non-endorsed)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6257/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 18 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Agriculture)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6268/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 350 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Animal Care)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6268/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 350 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Environmental Conservation)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6268/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 350 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Floristry)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6268/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 350 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Horse Care)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6268/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 350 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Horticulture)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6268/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 350 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Non-endorsed)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6268/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 350 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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