Animal and Land-Based Studies Level 1

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Please note you can only send one application to this provider.

What will you be working towards?

Code 11408
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course offers an introduction into animal and land-based studies for those interested in working with animals or outdoors.


Take your first step towards a career working with animals by gaining the knowledge and practical skills needed for a job role within the animal care industry or to progress on to a higher level course.

There are a number of specialist units that you will cover whilst studying this course, including handling and taking care of all the different types of animals on site, from feeding and watering to learning about animal health and wellbeing.

Students will interact and work with a range of animals in different enclosures consisting of an aviary, reptile house, aquarium and small farm. You will learn about plant propagation which is the process of growing new plants from a variety of sources: seeds, cuttings, and other plant parts.

You will study at our specialist eco-friendly Taylor Hill Animal Care Centre, which is fully equipped with everything you will need to be able to study both effectively and successfully. There are also several trips that students will have the opportunity to attend, such as trips to zoos and wildlife centres.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is continuous with tutorials, presentations, written assignments and practical work.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 2 or above and maths at 1 or above and 2 other GCSEs at 2 or above.

Your next steps...

If you have previous experience working in either animal care or other land-based sectors you could use this programme as a stepping stone to re-enter work.