Level 1 and level 2 OCN Land and Environment courses

Whilst working on the farm, students have the option to complete OCN qualifications  Options are, Land and Environment level 1 or level 2.  Depending on the lenght of a students placement and how many days each week they can work towards the award, certificate or full dipoloma.  

Level 1 and 2 qualifications are equivalent to GCSEs but knowledge is predominantly achieved through practical farm work, with a supporting portfolio of photograph evidence, work sheets and projects.  Qualifications can be several days each week or achieved in as little as one day per week. 
 

Forest School Training Leader level 3 Shropshire
Land and Environment level 1

 

This qualification allows students to assist with a very wide range of farming activities.  Students can focus their qualifications in animal care, timber construction or horticulture or choose units from across the whole range.

Students have progressed to various vocational college courses including land managment and engineering.  Others have progressed to employment including labouring and farm hand.

Forest School Training Leader level 3 Shropshire
Land and Enviornment level 2

 

 

Level 2 is still predominantly practical, allowing students to gain the practical skills needed across differect land based sectors including fencing, animal care, orchard and woodland tree management and working with timber.  Students also produce a portfolio of underpinning academic knowledge reinforced by their practical learning.  Students have progressed to veterinary nursing and animal management college courses.

Forest School Training Leader level 3 Shropshire
Award in Volunteering level 2
The award prepares individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area and helps prepare learners for employment.
The qualification is designed to enable individuals to:  explore different volunteering opportunities,  consider what they can offer as a volunteer,  apply for a volunteering positions.
Often students who have compleated their level 1 or level 2 qualifications at the farm will work towards this award.  There is an emphasis on working with increased independance, and supporting staff with activities with other students where appropraite.