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
Duration:
1 Year
Campus:
Auction Mart
Awarding Body:
City & Guilds
Overview

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.

Modules
  • 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
Progression
Career

Your choices may include:

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

Your choices may include:

  • Countryside Management Level 3
  • Agriculture Apprenticeship
  • Horticulture Apprenticeship
VOCATIONAL
If you are looking for a practical course, love the outdoors and want to learn more about the world of farming and agriculture, then you will enjoy this Land-based Diploma.
2020-2021
Vocational
Level 1
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2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Level 2
Auction Mart
Want to work outdoors as a Ranger, Wildlife Conservation Officer, Woodland Manager, Gamekeeper, Agricultural Contractor or in the Agricultural sector? This course will teach you the practical...
2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Level 3
Auction Mart
Apprenticeships
Cultivate your agricultural skills by taking up this Apprenticeship and work on livestock farms.
2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2
Auction Mart
The Countryside Apprenticeship focuses on practical skills to assist countryside management and community environmental projects.
2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2
Auction Mart
Love the outdoors? The Horticulture Apprenticeship can lead to jobs in public parks and gardens, green spaces and historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail...
2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2
Auction Mart
Part-time
Always wanted to drive a tractor? Now’s your chance.
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 21 September 2019
Auction Mart
Always wanted to drive a tractor? Now’s your chance.
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 16 May 2020
Auction Mart
Events
Kath Pinington – Polework & Jumping Clinic
19 November 2019
11:00 - 17:00
Open Evening – Skipton
26 November 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Aviation Academy
04 December 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Year 11 Taster Morning 2019
06 December 2019
09:30 - 11:30
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