Foundation Level 1


If you’re interested in finding out about agriculture, horticulture and the countryside, this is the course for you.

You’ll be introduced to the land based industry and enjoy working with our farm animals, gardens, wildlife and growing plants.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as well as develop your personal and social skills, helping you to progress on to further study or work.

What will I study?

  • Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries 
  • Developing performance in land-based industries 
  • Contributing to the establishment of plants  
  • Contributing to the maintenance of plants  
  • Assisting with the care of animals  
  • Assisting with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals 
  • Introduction to wildlife and conservation  
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

These units are subject to change. 

How long will it take?

  • 1 year depending on your needs, ability and progress
  • Full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • You do not need any formal entry requirements to enrol on this course

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • Progress onto a Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 Apprenticeship in your subject or a related area, or 
  • Go straight into employment

Career options

  • A wide range of land and environment based jobs, such as working with animals, conservation or farming
  • Combine work with training on an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship in an agriculture or horticulture based career