The land sector
The land and environmental sector employs approximately 1.3million people in 230,000 businesses across the UK.
The sector is forecast to need 595,000 new entrants between now and 2020.
Developing our Land qualifications
Our Land qualifications range from Agriculture and Equine Management to Floristry and Horticulture, and give learners an introduction to the industry.
Levels and delivery
- Key Stage 5, Level 2
- Key Stage 5, Level 3
These can be delivered as stand-alone qualifications, or as part of City & Guilds TechBac.
Employer recognition and support
Letters of support for our new Technical Qualifications in Land have been provided by employers such as:
- British Equestrian Federation
Learners can progress through Level 2 and Level 3 of our Land qualifications, whether they take them as part of the City & Guilds TechBac or as stand-alone qualifications.
Learners can also move on to study A Levels, alternative vocational qualifications, or take an apprenticeship.
After completing a Level 3 Technical Qualification, learners can continue directly to an apprenticeship, university, or into work roles such as:
- Zoo worker (general)
- Wildlife/ animal care assistant
- Animal/ dog groomer
- Pet shop assistant/ retail assistant
- Kennel and cattery worker
- Tree worker
- Countryside ranger
- Fishery consultancy assistant
- Stable yard supervisor
- Exercise horse rider
- Golf greenkeeper
- Gardener/ grounds maintenance manager
Find out more
Further details on our qualifications; including handbooks, qualification purpose statements and letters of support can be found on the individual qualification web page, which you can find by using our Qualification finder
Download our provider guide to Land and Animal