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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
Credits:
18
Qualification No:
603/2026/6
GLH:
170 hours
Total qualification time:
180 hours
Price:
£70.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Skills for the Land-based sector qualifications form part of a suite of ‘Skills for…’ qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3 and Level 1. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre-16 learners.

    The Skills for the Land-based sector qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the land-based sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in the land-based or other related sectors.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete two mandatory units from Group M, totalling 8 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 3 credits from Group O1 (Optional units: Land Based) and 7 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units: Employability Skills). At least 7 credits from groups O1 and O2 combined must be at Entry 3 of which at least 2 credits must be from Group O1.

    Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. Please refer to the barred units table for further details.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the two units from this group.

    Health and Safety in the Land-based Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/615/8290
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    Working in the Land-based sector

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/615/8355
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    Optional Units: Employability Skills

    Learners may complete up to 7 credits from this group.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/507/1360
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    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/503/2832
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/504/6268
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/504/6267
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    Building Working Relationships with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/503/2845
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/6460
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/3484
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2812
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/503/2837
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/6311
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6310
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/3493
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/506/6461
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6320
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6319
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/6322
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/6321
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/503/2834
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2809
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7662
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6324
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/503/2822
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2855
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    Positive Attitudes and Behaviours at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/507/1338
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2821
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2854
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2808
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/503/2833
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2806
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/503/2831
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    Self-Management Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/507/1337
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/506/6453
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/506/3491
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6299
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6249
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6248
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6902
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6254
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6246
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6245
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6252
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/506/6454
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/506/3830
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6327
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/6317
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/6313
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/6314
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6702
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6701
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/503/2843
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6309
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    Optional Units: Land-based

    Leaners must complete a minimum of 8 credits from this group with a minimum of 2 credits at Level 1.

    Animal Health and Wellbeing

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/615/8194
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    Animal Health and Wellbeing

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/615/8789
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    Caring for Animals: Feeding and Grooming

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/615/8790
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    Caring for Animals: Feeding and Grooming

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/615/8197
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    Carrying out a Land-based (an Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry) Project

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/615/8791
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    Carrying out an Animal Care Project

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/615/8792
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    Cleaning and Maintaining Animal Accommodation

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/615/8793
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    Cleaning and Maintaining Animal Accommodation

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/615/8198
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    Cultivating Compost and Soils

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/615/8256
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    Cultivating Compost and Soils

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/615/8794
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    Cultivating Herbs

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/8257
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    Cultivating Herbs

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/615/8795
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    Cultivating Plant Cuttings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/615/8283
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    Cultivating Plant Cuttings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/615/8796
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    Dealing with Emergencies in Animal Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/8284
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    Dealing with Emergencies in Animal Care

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/615/8797
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    Establishing and Maintaining Lawns

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/615/8798
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    Estate Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/8799
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    Estate Maintenance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/8286
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    Garden Habitats

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/615/8800
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    Garden Habitats

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/8288
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    Garden Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/615/8801
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    Garden Maintenance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/615/8289
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    Identifying and Controlling Common Pests

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/615/8291
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    Identifying and Controlling Common Pests and Diseases

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/615/8804
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    Lawn Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/615/8293
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    Moving, Handling, Catching and Restraining Small Animals

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/615/8303
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    Moving, Handling, Catching and Restraining Small Animals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/615/8805
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    Organic Horticulture

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/8806
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    Organic Horticulture

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/615/8304
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    Planting in a Container

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/615/8807
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    Planting in a Container

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/615/8305
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    Propagating Plants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/615/8307
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    Propagation of Plants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/615/8819
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    Receiving, Storing and Preparing Animal Feed

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/615/8820
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    Receiving, Storing and Preparing animal Feed

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/615/8345
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    Soils and Crop Plants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/615/8347
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    Soils and Crop Plants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/8821
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    Sowing And Growing Techniques

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/8823
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    Sowing and Growing Techniques

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/615/8350
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    The Seasons in Gardening

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/615/8352
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    The Seasons in Horticulture

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/615/8826
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    Understanding Animals

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/615/8354
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    Understanding Animals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/615/8827
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable for learners with an interest in the land based sector. Learner have the opportunity to either focus solely on animal care or on land based studies (agriculture, horticulture and forestry) or a combination of both. It is particularly appropriate for:

    • young people interested in a career in the land based sector who intend to access level 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship but need a comprehensive learning programme at level 1 before they will be ready to access level 2
    • young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the land-based sector but need an extensive grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a two-year period, before applying for work.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will develop a broad understanding of the land based sector and skills. Depending upon their choice of units learners develop practical skills in animal care or agriculture, horticulture and forestry or a combination of both. They will also develop their employability skills.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Diploma if they need a comprehensive introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, usually over a two-year period, before progressing to a level 2 Apprenticeship or Level 2 qualification, or to employment (with further training where possible), as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Certificate should take the Certificate if you need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to a Level 1 qualification or to employment (with further training where possible).

    Funding information

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