We study BTEC Level1 Landbased Studies, Award, Certificate and Diploma at Key Stage 5. This practical qualification has been designed to help learners gain the skills they need to work in the land-based sector. A wide range of units are available covering horticulture, agriculture and animal care.

We visit a wide variety of locations including garden centres, community gardens, and small holdings as well as inviting guests to speak and give demonstrations. The course is designed to help learners develop an understanding of the vocational context of the course and future employment opportunities.

For the past two years we have worked on a regular basis at Rosemary’s Garden in Wigan and at Hindley Station Community Garden, tending the raised beds behind the west bound platform. In November we received a certificate of recognition for our voluntary work at the station at ‘The Big Thank You’ event from Wigan in Bloom.