The National Land Based College

Our objectives are to:

  • Establish and liaise with existing industry groups to help steer skills development.
  • Work with our awarding body partner City & Guilds to develop a suite of land based qualifications ‘fit for purpose’, for delivery by existing land based providers.
  • Co-create a range of professional development programmes, from one-day training courses, up to degree level programmes, delivered by a range of blended learning methodologies.
  • Establish an on-line register of land based learners and employees, which encourages and facilitates continued professional development throughout their lives.
  • Promote and advocate the whole spectrum of land based careers.

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NLBC is working closely with:

Landex – ‘Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence’ is a subscriber organisation with 36 member Colleges and Universities in England and 5 Members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. View the map of Landex colleges on the Landex website.
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City & Guilds, which has strong historical land based links through the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC), were selected as the awarding body organisation to partner with the National College. We share a common vison for education and training in the sector.

NPTC City & Guilds Logo

NLBC are working closely with Land Based Learning Ltd to drive forward the collaborative development of innovative and engaging online training materials for use by everyone engaged in skills development and training in the land based sector.
Land Based Learning Limited

Leigh Morris, CEO, Blog

NLBC update

I’m 10 months into my role at the National Land Based College (NLBC) and it’s a good moment to give an update on progress and next steps… In January Luke Harmer joined NLBC as our NLBC Digital Manager, which, alongside Jo Cummins and Sarah Purdell, completed the recruitment of our planned core NLBC team, who are based at our office in the Rural Innovation Centre at Stoneleigh Park. In respect to Governance; our Development Board of 21 has evolved into a permanent Board of 16, still Chaired by Lord Curry, who has signed up to this role for the next three years. Having Lord Curry fulfil this role is a great asset for NLBC as we go through our initial…

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