On this one year course that encompasses Fisheries,
Horticulture, Countryside, and Animal care, students
will study a range of subjects to provide them with an
understanding of the wider land-based sector.
1 year, full-time
The following are examples of some of the topics
students can expect to study within the course:
• Safe and effective working practices
• Develop performance in land-based industries
• Work experience and employability skills
• Maintain and establishing plants
• Wildlife and conservation
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at D-E / 3-2
Grade or equivalent (Entry level 3).
You should also have a keen interest in the subject and
demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.
SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
Steal toe capped boots, waders, wellington boots and
appropriate outdoor all weather clothing.
The course is delivered through a range of practical
sessions using the facilities at Hadlow hatchery and
Grove lakes. There are some classroom based sessions.
Assessment is though a range of styles including
practical assessments, photographic and video
evidence logs, workbooks and written assignments.
Once completed students can progress onto a Level 2
- Exclusive educational use of 20 waterbodies across the South East
- Dedicated science laboratories
- Brown trout river fishery
- Fully equipped hatchery
- Dedicated stock ponds
Local authorities and public sector organisations such as The Environment Agency, as well as commercial fisheries, water companies, wholesalers and angling clubs.
Students benefit from close links with a range of organisations including: Thames 21, Shorne Wood Country Park, the Environment Agency, the Trust for Urban Ecology, Mid Kent Fisheries as well as numerous local angling societies.
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.