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Animal Care and Land-based Industries

Nurture nature in a state-of-the-art learning environment

Offered at

Dearne Valley College

Animal Care and Land-based courses can be studied at our partner College, Dearne Valley College (also part of the RNN Group), based in Wath-upon-Dearne.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Land-based Studies, Animal Care, Horticulture and the Countryside*

  • Level 1

    Animal Care and Land-based

  • Level 1/2

    Stepping Stones to Level 2 Animal Care

  • Level 2

    Animal Care
    Wildlife and Countryside Studies
    Practical Horticulture

  • Level 3

    Animal Management Countryside Management Forestry and Arboriculture

  • Level 4/5

    HNC/HND in Animal Management

    HNC/HND in Animal Management (Wildlife and Countryside Conservation)

     

“One of the best things about college is that you get to meet like-minded people - everyone studying on your course is interested in the same sort of stuff and often have similar motivations.”

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Emily Puk Level 3 Countryside Management Former student at Wingfield Academy

FUTURE CAREERS IN ANIMAL AND LAND-BASED

The land-based sector is ideal for those who enjoy working outside in physically demanding settings or have a passion for caring for animals.

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Farmer

Average salary - £20,800*

Farmers grow crops and raise farm animals.

Day-to-day tasks:

Set budgets and production targets, make sure the farm follows health and safety regulations, feed and check the health of animals, harvest crops, maintain farm equipment and keep financial and stock records.**

Working environments:

A farm or in an office.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Landscape Gardener

Average salary - £19,800*

Landscape Gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants, to improve the appearance of terrain and cut-and-lay turf.

Day-to-day tasks:

Discuss clients’ needs and advise them how to maintain their space, work from plans made by designers, order supplies, turf and seed lawns, plant and prune trees and shrubs and install paving.**

Working environments:

In a garden, at a client’s business, at a client’s home or at a garden centre.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the animal care and land-based sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Detail Orientated

*Information from EMSI 2022
**Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

NURTURE NATURE IN A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 4,288 JOBS IN LAND-BASED INDUSTRIES IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

LIGHTCAST 2022

What our students say

“One of the best things about college is that you get to meet like-minded people - everyone studying on your course is interested in the same sort of stuff and often have similar motivations.”

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Emily Puk Level 3 Countryside Management Former student at Wingfield Academy
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