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Land Based Studies : Animal & Horse Care Who is the course for? ? Anyone who would like to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to work in the land based industries. ? Anyone who wants a nationally recognised qualification to work in the land based industries ? Anyone who would like to progress to higher vocational qualifications within their chosen land based industry. What will I study on the course? This is a foundation level course, which involves classroom-based and practical work with 'hands on' experience in a variety of land-based industries. You will complete 7 Units for the full award. The course features a residential visit (study tour) and regular visits and trips related to the course. The aim of the course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to move into employment at a junior level or to progress to a level 2 vocational course. Units of Study could include: There are two core (essential) units: ? Safe and effective working practices in Land-based industries ? Developing performance in Land-based industries One specialist core unit: ? Animals in the wild & in Society Four other vocational units: ? Assist with maintaining the health & wellbeing of animals ? Assist with the feeding and watering of animals ? Assist with the preparation for exercise and aftercare of horses ? Maintain the health of horses What other skills will I acquire? You will also develop major key skills in communication, information technology and numeracy. In addition, you will have opportunities to develop skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. What makes this course special? ? Students sample a variety of the animal care and equine based industries, in practical contexts. This gives you the opportunity to see if a career in these industries is right for you, and helps you choose which area to specialise in. ? You will experience a hands-on approach to learning that will help you to develop your practical skills, whilst you develop the essential communication, IT and maths skills you will need to succeed at the same time. Residentials There is the possibility to take part in a week-long residential trip (Study Tour) which will allow you to experience some of the real life applications you have been learning about, and to develop your team work and cooperative skills whilst having a great time! Work Experience Although not an assessed unit, we believe that relevant work experience is important to your understanding and skill development. We can help you to find work placements for one day a week, or you can arrange your own. How will I be assessed? Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence that includes written assignments and practical assessments, and on an externally marked 'online' assessment. How long is the course? The course runs for one academic year. What can I do on completion of this course? Progress to full or part-time programmes, e.g. BTEC First Diploma or NVQ level 2 (Work based learning). What can I do in addition to this course? You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of enrichment activities, including practical sessions, clubs, sports and other activities, some of which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. You will gain key skills qualifications in Information Technology, communication and numeracy. We will encourage you to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes.

Land Based Studies : Animal & Horse Care Who is the course for? ? Anyone who would like to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to work in the land based industries. ? Anyone who wants a nationally recognised qualification to work in the land based industries ? Anyone who would like to progress to higher vocational qualifications within their chosen land based industry. What will I...

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