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Level 2 Technical Award in Land Based Studies

The Level 2 Technical Award in Land Based Studies allows learners to gain theoretical knowledge and a small number of technical skills, related to the land-based sector, not usually acquired through general education.  It develops the following knowledge, understanding and skills:

  • different uses of land and associated industries
  • challenges and conflicts that arise when land is used for food production, leisure and conservation
  • how the structure and function of plants affects successful propagation and yields
  • requirements of optimum nutrition required for animal growth and health
  • what role technology plays in the land based sector
  • the range of technology used within the land based sector from DNA testing to use of drones
  • how science and innovation has influenced technology developments
  • development of animal and plant husbandry skills.

Learners could progress to a broad range of academic and/or vocational qualifications post-16 including Level 3 Advanced Technicals in

  • Horticulture
  • Animal Management
  • Equine Management
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and Arboriculture

You would also find the understanding and skills useful to progress to an apprenticeship.

This Technical Award is aimed at learners aged 14-16 (Key stage 4) studying in full time education.

View the Level 2 Technical Award in Land Based Studies Qualification Handbook

Level 2 Technical Award in Land Based Studies website

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