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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
603/2029/1
GLH:
194 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£109.00 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.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Land-based sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for the Land-based Sector qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 25 credits – they must complete two mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 8 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 8 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Land-based) and 9 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 7 credits from groups O1 and O2 combined must be at level 1 of which at least 2 credits must be from Group O1.

    Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. Where learners take a further unit from the Mandatory group they cannot select another unit from the same sub-section, i.e. they cannot take two Health and Safety units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete two mandatory units from Group M including one Health and Safety unit and one Working in… unit. They cannot take two units from just one of these subsections.

    Health and Safety in a Land-based Workplace

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Health and Safety in a Land-based (Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry) Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/615/8802
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    Health and Safety in an Animal Care Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/615/8803
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    Working in the Land-based Sector

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working in Animal Care

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/615/8828
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    Working in the Land-based (Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry) Sector

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/615/8829
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    Optional Units: Land-based

    Learners must complete a minimum of 8 credits from Group O1 of which 2 credits must be at level 1.

    Animal Health and Wellbeing

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Caring for Animals: Feeding and Grooming

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/615/8790
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    Carrying out a Land-based Project

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Cleaning and Maintaining Animal Accommodation

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Cultivating Compost and Soils

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Cultivating Herbs

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Establishing and Maintaining Lawns

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Estate Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/8799
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    Floristry Techniques

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Floristry Techniques

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/1204
    Click here to view full unit details
    Garden Habitats

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Garden Habitats

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Garden Maintenance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/615/8289
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    Garden Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/615/8801
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    Identifying and Controlling Common Pests

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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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    Moving and Restraining Small Animals

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Organic Horticulture

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/615/8304
    Click here to view full unit details

    Organic Horticulture

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/8806
    Click here to view full unit details
    Planting in a Container

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planting in a Container

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/615/8807
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    Practical Floristry Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Practical Floristry Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/1203
    Click here to view full unit details
    Propagation of Plants

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Receiving, Storing and Preparing Animal Feed

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/615/8820
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    Soils and Crop Plants

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Sowing And Growing Techniques

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/8823
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    The Seasons in Horticulture

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The Seasons in Horticulture

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Understanding Animals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/615/8827
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c, including 5 credits at Level 1.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c, including 5 credits at Level 1.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
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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
    Click here to view full unit details

    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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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
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    English

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c, including 5 credits at Level 1.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c, including 5 credits at Level 1.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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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 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.

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