Level 2 Diploma Holistic Land Based Studies 

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:09/2022

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:

  • Organic horticulture

  • Cultivating composts and soils

  • Preparing soils for growing and  planting

  • Growing plants for food

  • Pests, disease and weed control in organic hortiulture

Green Care

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)

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto this course, you must have:

  • Grade 4 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.

Career options