Holistic Land Based Studies
1 year programme
Key Info and dates
Delivery Mode: 3 days a week-Mon/Tue/Wed
Duration: 1 Year
Course Type: 16-19
Location : Tickenham, N.Somerset
Start Date: 06/09/2021
If you are thinking of a career working outdoors, then this course is ideal for you. Our study programme will equip you with the skills and self-knowledge needed in a career where caring for people, land and wildlife are important to you.
You will have access to woodland, a working market garden and stunning views across the North Somerset levels, this course focuses on practical skills development, ensuring you are work-ready whenever you finish your studies.
With both classroom taught and practical skills-based opportunities for learning, much of the course is based in an outdoor environment. You will work alongside tutors and those working in land-based enterprises. Study visits, work experience and residential trips will be included in the course.
What will you learn
Land Management and Conservation
Develop the learning, practical skills and knowledge necessary to start to manage a woodland.
Introduction to environmental conservation
Skills for establishing and maintaining a woodland
Woodland products and crafts
Learn the practical skills and knowledge necessary to grow food. Go through the yearly cycle of food growing with hands on experience and learn about:
Cultivating composts and soils
Preparing soils for growing and planting
Growing plants for food
Pests, disease and weed control in organic hortiulture
Develop the knowledge, experience and skills for working with people's health and wellbeing in natural settings.
Introduction to green care and nature based interventions
Relationship between the environment and human health and wellbeing
Contribute to supporting group care activities (green care focus)
To be accepted onto this course, you must have:
Grade 3 or higher in GSCE Maths & English, and additional GSCE’s at grade 2 or above.
How will you be assessed throughout the course?
You will be assessed through practical assessment, assignments and multiple choice exams.
You will also receive a reflective journal which you will complete each week to help towards your knowledge development.
Further study options
Possible study progression available to you once you have finished the course
Depending on emerging interests there are various Level 3 qualifications in horticulture, Forestry, Land & Wildlife Management, Outdoor Education, Apprenticeships Schemes, Green care, Health & Social care.
Possible careers you could enjoy by pursuing work in this sector
Head Grower/Garden Manager, Fieldworker, Nursery worker, Community Gardener, Therapeutic Horticulturist, Organic Inspector, Farm Worker, Forestry Manager, Coppice Manager, Wildlife Officer, Conservation Worker, Estate Worker, Tree Surgeon, Craftsperson, Builder, Carpenter, Care work, working with people in health and social care, Green Care services, gardens for health, care farming, community gardening, conservation for health and wellbeing.