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Level 1.5 Land-Based Studies


We all progress at different rates and at different times. Progression up the qualification levels can be a relatively large step between various courses requiring increased knowledge and skills. We recognise some students would benefit in ‘bridging-the-gap’ between a Level 1 course to a Level 2 course.


This Level 1.5 course allows you to spend more time on elements at Level 1 while introducing some Level 2 study and skills throughout the year.

Course programmes in York include:

• Animal Care 
• Horticulture

Course programmes in Middlesborough include:

• Animal Care


This programme is a mixture of practical, theory and personal development which includes course themes to allow students to; 

• Broaden existing vocational skills from Level 1
• Develop independent study skills – assignment style work
• Explore career options
• Work related skills and work placement(s)
• Introduce increased responsibility vocationally, personally and study wise
• Increase functional English and Maths skills towards Level 2

You will achieve qualifications at both Level 1 and 2 over the course of the year.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for anyone who has completed a Level 1 course or is new to our College or land-based and outdoor type courses.

Further Study

Further Level 2 specialist study.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277