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Land-Based Studies (Countryside Conservation/ Horticulture)

Level 1

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Key Info

Learning Area   Agriculture & Countryside Management
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Duchy College Rosewarne
Start Date   06/09/2021

This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and using the natural environment. So if you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation, and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, then this is the career for you.

This course is an ideal introduction to countryside and conservation studies, where you will learn the basic skills required to progress to further education in countryside and conservation, arboriculture or horticulture.

  What You Will Learn

You will learn how to work safely in the natural environment, with a range of equipment essential to a wide variety of sites and situations.

  Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade 2, or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level

  Progression

Further studies such as our Countryside & Wildlife Conservation Certificate Level 2 or other courses in the area of countryside and conservation.

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# Land-based # Countryside # Conservation # country2021 # hort2021 # trees2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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