Land studies Edexcel BTEC first diploma is offered to a select group of students.  This is a work-related qualification that gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment.

This qualification gives learners the opportunity to engage in learning which is relevant to them and will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Entry or Level 1 vocationally–related
  • Qualification
  • Progress to employment in the land-based sector
  • Progress to related vocational qualifications.
There are three sizes of BTEC Specialist qualification in the QCF:
  • Award (1 to 12 credits)
  • Certificate (13 to 36 credits)
  • Diploma (37 credits and above).
Every unit and qualification in the QCF has a credit value.

The credit value of a unit is based on:
  • One credit for every 10 hours of learning time
  • Learning time – defined as the time taken by learners at the level of the unit, on average, to complete the learning outcomes to the standard determined by the assessment criteria.
These practical qualifications are designed to help learners gain the skills they would need to work in the land-based sector. A wide range of units are available covering horticulture, agriculture and animal care.
Acting Headteacher: Mr. Powell

Northfield School
Knights Road
Blackbird Leys
Tel: +44 (0)1865 771703
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