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Level 1 Qualification in Land-Based Studies (Animal Care) (Canterbury)

Preparation for Life and Work

Preparation for Life and Work
Preparation for Life and Work

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Level 1 Qualification in Land-Based Studies (Animal Care) (Canterbury)
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This highly practical course is an ideal starting point for those students with few formal qualifications. Covering the basics of handling, feeding and the setting up of accommodation for a wide range of species, this course will enable you to learn how to work safely, care for and maintain animal accommodation in our custom-built animal management unit.

Year 1

• Being organised
• Developing a progression plan
• Working with others
• Researching a topic
• Finding out about the land-based sector
• Caring for and feeding animals
• Moving and accommodating animals
• Preparing soil for plants
• Caring for and keeping plants healthy
• Growing plants
• Work experience
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths


Work experience – completed on college grounds, two weeks per academic year.
Trips – three day trips and one study tour per year.
Click here for further information for this course on our website,

How will it be delivered?

Teaching will occur in theory and practical sessions. When a practical lesson occurs this will be supported with a Technical Instructor.

Assessment will be via practical and theory assessments sat throughout the year programme.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2 GCSEs at D - E / 3 – 2 Grade or equivalent (Entry Level 3).

You should also have a keen interest in the subject and demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.

Your next steps...

Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or, should they wish to, progress into an Apprenticeship.


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