Oxford Academy

Countryside

Sixth Form L3

 

You are studying a BTEC level 3 Countryside Management course which is equivalent to up to three GCE A levels.

 

To gain the qualification you must spend part of your time out of school doing practical work. Most of the time this will be at the Hinksey Heights Nature Reserve, but sometimes you will visit other sites locally and nationally. You will work with a number of people in the land based industries and will be expected to work and behave in an appropriate and mature way when you are out of school.

 

You will be investigating a range of employment opportunities in the land based industries and visiting a number of different organisations that work on the land.

 

On the days out of school, you will need to be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. This may include sun hat and sun cream, waterproof clothing, old clothes and shoes, warm layers of clothing.

 

This year you will be studying the following units:

 

Year 12

 

Unit 1: Undertake an Investigative Project in the Land-based Sector

Unit 3: Undertake Estate Skills

 

Year 13

 

Unit 4: Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries

 

Year 12 & 13

 

Unit 7: Understand the Principles of Plant Science

Unit 15: Understanding Countryside Tourism and Recreation

Unit 21: Undertaking Urban Habitat Conservation

Unit 30: Undertaking Woodland Habitat Management

Unit 31: Understanding Woodland Management

Unit 36: Understanding Water Quality

Unit 42: Understanding Principles of Forest Recreation

 

Year 10 & 11 L2

 

You are studying a BTEC level 2 Countryside and Environment course which is equivalent to up to two GCSEs.

 

To gain the qualification you must spend part of your time out of school doing practical work. Most of the time this will be at the Hinksey Heights Nature Reserve, but sometimes you will visit other sites locally and nationally. You will work with a number of people in the land based industries and will be expected to work and behave in an appropriate and mature way when you are out of school.

 

You will be investigating a range of employment opportunities in the land based industries and visiting a number of different organisations that work on the land.

 

On the days out of school, you will need to be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions. This may include sun hat and sun cream, waterproof clothing, old clothes and shoes, warm layers of clothing.

 

You will be studying the following units to complete your course:

 

Year 10

 

Unit 5: Participate in Providing Estate Management

Unit 11: Introduction to Countryside Access and Recreation

Unit 13: Understanding the Ecology of Trees, Woods and Forests

 

Year 11

 

Unit 3: Introduction to Plant and Animal Husbandry

Unit 5: Participate in Providing Estate Management

Unit 13: Understanding the Ecology of Trees, Woods and Forests