|Edexcel BTEC Entry Level 3 Award in Care of Farm Animals (QCF)
|Edexcel BTEC Entry Level 3 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF)
|Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of a Tractor (QCF)
|Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF)
|Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (QCF)
|Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (QCF)
These practical qualifications are designed to help learners gain the skills they would need to work in the land-based sector. A wide range of units are available covering horticulture, agriculture and animal care.
The qualifications are also suitable for learners who may be entering employment for the first time or those wishing to change their career or occupation. Some units have been designed as taster units e.g. Unit 3 - Understanding Soils, to give learners an opportunity to experience some types of work in horticulture and soil science.
Centres should arrange visits to a wide variety of locations including gardens and livestock markets, as well as inviting guest speakers; this will help learners to develop an understanding of the vocational context and future employment opportunities. It is envisaged that these qualifications will be very practical in delivery and that assessment will also be practical.
Care of Farm Animals
This qualification gives a broad overview of the tasks involved with the care of farm animals, including checking of livestock, moving animals, feeding and watering, cleaning and preparing accommodation for the animals, and basic treatment. Centres should arrange visits to commercial farms and livestock markets as well as inviting guest speakers.
Preparation and Operation of a Tractor
This qualification gives a broad overview of the tasks involved with the preparation and operation of a tractor, with and without attachments.