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Agriculture and Landbased studies Level 1

Course code: EFCP100P

Subject area: Agriculture

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 1

Course details

Course time:

9:30am - 4:30pm

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

11th Sep 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Course location:

Common Leys Farm

Contact details


01993 208 148

This one year, full-time Level 1 course combines practical agriculture, countryside and environment experience on the Common Leys farm along with theory to cover key concepts. You will get to work with a range of livestock. Whilst developing your practical skills the course will also help you to develop other employability skills like safe working and working in a team.

The course is suitable for students who are looking for entry into employment in the land based sector or progression on to a Level 2 course (possibly the Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture). Students will be undertaking a study programme that will include their main vocational qualification, skills in English and Maths, Tutorials, Enrichment and Work Experience. These are essential skills for employment. Students will usually attend College 3-4 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Course units
You will study and achieve the following units:

Safe and effective working practices in the land-based industries

Preparing to work in the land-based industries

Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals

Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals

Assist with the maintenance of structures and surfaces in the countryside

Assist with the establishment of plants and sites in the countryside

What next?
On successful completion of the course including achievement of literacy and numeracy at Level One, and successful completion of all evidence and competence reports, you may be suitable for progressing to a Level 2 course.
Entry criteria
English & maths GCSE at Grade 2, or Level 1 Functional Skills in both English and maths.
Fee information
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £150 for kit / clothing and £50 for a course trip. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

Qualifications received
If successful, you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies (Agriculture and environment).
Learning & method assessment
Assessment is via assignment, multiple choice computer based exams (GOLA), a portfolio of evidence, and practical tasks.
User skills
Excellent English and Maths skills are essential for your success on your chosen course, for your progression onto further courses and into employment. From September 2014, whether you stay at school or go to college, you must continue developing your English and Maths skills. Abingdon and Witney College will offer you an exciting and relevant range of courses at all levels.