Key Stage 4:

The Vocational Opportunities Programme

Land and Environment

Also offered at Westlake Centre*

An introduction to Agriculture, Horticulture and Countryside.

What will I be doing?

  • Working with farm animals and crops
  • Maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Moving and handling farm resources
  • Tractor operation and maintenance
  • Estate maintenance (hedge-laying, fencing, hardcore replacement)
  • Maintenance of conservation areas
  • Establishing and maintaining trees, shrubs and bedding

Where will I be working?

  • On the college farm, college grounds and inside the greenhouses

What will I need to wear?

  • Overalls and boots with steel toe caps
  • Wet and cold weather clothing for when working outside

What qualification will I gain?

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Land-Based Studies 603/3596/8

How will I be assessed?

  • Internal assessments
  • Portfolio
  • External online health and safety exam

Options after this programme

You can go on to study

*Westlake Centre, Ellesmere Port.