Level 1 Land-based Studies

Careers, Not Just Courses.

In 2019, 99% of Foundation Students Passed their Qualification.

This is a Foundation level course for those who are interested in working in the countryside or outdoors. You will take part in lots of hands-on sessions and will also improve your literacy and numeracy skills. This will prepare you for progressing onto higher level courses or into work.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 1 Year (Full Time)
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers.

Your future

This course provides you with a well-rounded skillset within the Land Based Industries. You may wish to build on this skillset by enrolling onto other land-based courses or an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above OR an Initial assessment at interview.

Why choose BMC?

The Foundation Level courses at our Brooksby Campus focus on land-based studies. These cover agriculture, small animal care, horticulture, estate skills and equine studies alongside employability and functional skills qualifications.

Courses have a practical focus, with much of the time spent outdoors on the College’s 850 acre Brooksby estate, which features a farm, acres of formal gardens, and Animal Care and Equine centres.

These courses offer a fantastic level of support, giving you everything you need both in and out of classes. Our staff will be there to help you progress to the next stage and gain more confidence and independence.

The tutors are highly experienced in dealing with support needs, learning difficulties and disabilities. Our small class sizes will also help with your transition to life at BMC.


  • Working With Small Animals
  • Working on a Country Estate
  • Gardening skills
  • Looking After the Countryside
  • Working With Farm Animals
  • Working With Horses

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Brooksby Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.


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