Countryside Level 2 (inc Agriculture & Horticulture)

With specialist pathways in Agriculture, Countryside and Environment, Forestry and Arboriculture, Horticulture, Gamekeeping and Sports Turf, this Diploma can lead to many career opportunities in the Land-based industries.

Course Level:
Level 2
1 Year
Auction Mart
Awarding Body:
City & Guilds

Based in the rural setting of our Auction Mart Campus you will have access to excellent facilities including animal care units, equine yards, horticulture greenhouses, ATV’s and Craven College’s fleet of tractors.

All of our tutors are experts in their fields with experience of working with the National Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton in Bloom, Harrogate Flower Show and with specialist land-based knowledge. With their knowledge and contacts, you will be able to visit relevant exhibitions and demonstration grounds as well as gaining inspiration from guest speakers from a variety of Agriculture, Countryside and Environmental sectors.

Visits to local farms, estates and national parks and taking part in relevant work experience will reinforce your learning.

  • Environmental & Land-based Business
  • Introduction to Agriculture & Conservation
  • Introduction to Farm Animal Production
  • Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations
  • Understanding Ecology of Trees, Woods & Forests
  • Participate in Providing Estate Maintenance
  • Tractor Driving
  • Work Related Experience
  • Optional Specialist Units for Agriculture & Horticulture

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Land-based Studies Level 1 including English & Maths GCSEs grade 9-2

Your choices may include:

  • Conservation Woodland/ Wildlife Officer
  • Farm Contractor
  • Countryside Ranger/Officer
  • Gamekeeper
  • Greenkeeper
  • Gardener

Your choices may include:

  • Countryside Management Level 3
  • Agriculture Apprenticeship
  • Horticulture Apprenticeship