Countryside Management


Course Title: Level 1 – Introduction to Agriculture and the Countryside
Course Code: CM212

Department: Countryside Management
Course Type: Full time

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working in agriculture and the countryside and prepare for employment or progression to a more advanced course, or an apprenticeship.

Kingston Maurward offers the ideal environment for students to develop agriculture and countryside skills at their own pace under expert guidance. The programme offers a broad range of subjects and practical skills.

Assessment takes place throughout the year and support with developing numeracy, literacy, study skills, IT and vocational skills is available.



City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies

Course Content

Units include:

- Agriculture, including farm animal husbandry and an introduction to crop production
- Tractor driving, machinery operation and maintenance
- Practical countryside skills
- Conservation and woodland management
- Estate maintenance
- Functional Skills in literacy, numeracy and IT

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades E or above, including English and Maths. Interest and enthusiasm in working in the land-based industries is essential. Other experience will also be considered.

Next Steps

Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture or Level 2 Diploma in Countryside Management Level 2 Apprenticeship - Agriculture or Countryside

Career Opportunities

General Farm Worker Tractor Driver Working for an agricultural contractor Assistant Shepherd/Assistant Herdsman Assistant Gamekeeper