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Title: Animal Care & Land-Based Studies Diploma Level 1
Location: Spring Lane

Animal Care & Land-Based Studies Diploma Level 1

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and understanding of plants, animals, science and the environment.

What will I learn?

Our Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care & Land-Based Studies provides you with the knowledge to progress to our Level 2 curriculum within the Animal and Land-Based Department.

The course is streamed to meet the needs of the learners with different units depending on your career aspiration. Course pathways available:

Animal Care & Land-Based Studies Diploma Level 1 (Animal Care)

  • Animal Biology
  • Husbandry
  • Feeding
  • Health & Health and Safety

Animal Care & Land-Based Studies Diploma Level 1 (Countryside and Wildlife Conservation)

  • Plant Science
  • Habitat Management
  • Estate Skills

Animal Care & Land-Based Studies Diploma Level 1 (Landscape Gardening and Horticulture)

  • Plant Science
  • Estate Skills
  • Production Horticulture
  • Landscape Gardening

If you have not achieved a grade 4 or C in English and Maths, you will also be required to undertake Math’s and English at an appropriate level.

How will I be assessed?

Our Level 1 provision is a combination of practical and academic assessments.

Throughout the duration of the course, you will develop your ability to complete assessments that will enable you to progress to our Level 2 curriculum.

What may it lead to?

Students will be able to progress to one of our Level 2 curriculum offers depending on their interest (Animal Care, Countryside and Wildlife Conservation, Landscaping and Horticulture).  

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 1-2 (E-G) including English and Maths.

Additional information & other costs

Students will need outdoor PPE – these items will be confirmed with you at enrolment.

Read our guidance on how to apply

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111