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Schools 14-16 - Level 2 Technical Award in Land-based Studies

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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Delivered over two years, in Years 10 and 11; this course will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to assist in the care of the land and animals.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required but you should have a keen interest in animals.

Course Content

  • Exploring the use of the land - land management within the animal care sector, animal health and welfare
  • Application of science in the land based sector - monitor health and wellbeing of animals, anatomy and structure, handling animals
  • Application of technology in the land-based sector - use of technology within the animal sector

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment will take place over the two years, with both practical and theoretical tasks to help you build a portfolio.

You will be involved in a range of practical and theoretical learning activities and you will take an online exam marked externally.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need Personal Protective Equipment including steel toe cap boots and a green lab coat. (NB. PPE must be purchased through Derby College).

What can I do after this course?

Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, learners may wish to progress to further study, such as:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management
  • An apprenticeship programme at Level 3

Further study can lead to a variety of careers within the land-based industry.

(Please note this qualification is on the Department for Education headline performance measures in the technical award category).


This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Steph Lovely

Steph Lovely

Hands-on Broomfield course helps Steph target Bachelors

Animal management student Steph Lovely has returned to Derby College Broomfield Hall because of the unique combination of work-based learning and academic studies on the study programme.
Steph (25) is completing the first of two years on her Level Five course and is planning to stay on for a third year to work towards a Bachelors qualification.
Steph said she was initially concerned about funding but found she was eligible for student finance which enabled her to pursue her studies.
Previously she has taken two courses at Broomfield – a first diploma in horse care and a national diploma in horse management.
She worked with horses for a few years before deciding to switch direction while still working with animals.
Now she is aiming to go on to become a veterinary nurse or RSPCA foster carer.

Steph said: The course is really hands-on and that's what I wanted. It's going really well. I'm getting better grades than I expected, with merits and distinctions. It will be a stepping stone for the future."

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