Countryside & Agriculture

Our specialist pathways include Agriculture, Countryside and Environment, Forestry and Arboriculture, Horticulture and Gamekeeping, giving you the ability to focus on the subjects you are really interested in as well as giving you a grounding in the land-based industries as a whole.

With access to sheep, dairy and arable farms, estates, national parks and leisure facilities through our extensive and wellestablished employer links, you will be able to develop the range of practical skills you need for the huge range of employment opportunities in the Land-based sector, whether you choose to study a full-time course or an Apprenticeship.

All of our tutors are experts in their fields with specialist knowledge of Agricultural Botany, Ecology and Garden Design and with experience of working with the National Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton in Bloom and Harrogate Flower Show. 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.

In addition to work placements, you may be able to study for additional qualifications in Chainsaw and Brushwood Cutter Usage, Dry Stone Walling and ATV Handling.

VOCATIONAL

Land-based Studies Level 1

If you are looking for a practical course, love the outdoors and are interested in agriculture and the countryside, then you will enjoy this Land-based Diploma.

2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 1
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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...

2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 2
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Countryside Management Level 3

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...

2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 3
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Apprenticeships

Agriculture Apprenticeship

Cultivate your agricultural skills by taking up this Apprenticeship and work on livestock farms.

2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2, Level 3
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Countryside Worker Apprenticeship

The Countryside Apprenticeship focuses on practical skills to assist countryside management and community environmental projects.

2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 2
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Horticulture / Landscape Operative Apprenticeship

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
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