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SpecificationBTEC Entry 3, Level 1Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Land-based Studies(Entry 3) (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals(Entry 3) (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma inLand-based Studies (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation ofa Tractor (QCF)Issue 3For first teaching September 2009

Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic andvocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and otherplaces of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide. Qualifications includeGCSE, AS and A Level, NVQ and our BTEC suite of vocational qualifications from entry levelto BTEC Higher National Diplomas, recognised by employers and higher education institutionsworldwide.We deliver 9.4 million exam scripts each year, with more than 90% of exam papers markedonscreen annually. As part of Pearson, Edexcel continues to invest in cutting-edge technologythat has revolutionised the examinations and assessment system. This includes the ability toprovide detailed performance data to teachers and students which helps to raise attainment.This specification is Issue 3. Key changes are sidelined. We will inform centres of any changesto this issue. The latest issue can be found on the Edexcel website: www.edexcel.comReferences to third party material made in this specification are made in good faith. Edexceldoes not endorse, approve or accept responsibility for the content of materials, which may besubject to change, or any opinions expressed therein. (Material may include textbooks, journals,magazines and other publications and websites.)Authorised by Roger BeardPrepared by Alice JonesPublications Code FC025610All the material in this publication is copyright Edexcel Limited 2010

ContentsQualification titles covered by this specification1What are BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications?2Key features of the Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF) andEdexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) suite of Land-based Studies qualifications2National Occupational Standards3Rules of combination4Rules of combination for the Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF)and Edexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) qualifications4Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Land-based Studies (Entry 3) (QCF)4Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3) (QCF)4Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF)4Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of aTractor (QCF)5Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (QCF)5Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (QCF)5Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Land-based Studies (Entry 3)(QCF) units6Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3)(QCF) units6Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF) units7Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of a Tractor(QCF) units8Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Land-based Studies(QCF) units9Assessment11Quality assurance of centres12ApprovalProgramme design and delivery1314Mode of delivery14Resources14Delivery approach14Additional and specialist learning15

Functional SkillsAccess and recruitment1515Restrictions on learner entry15Access arrangements and special considerations16Recognition of Prior Learning16Unit format16Unit title16QCF level16Credit value17Unit aim17Unit introduction17Learning outcomes17Assessment criteria17Unit content17Essential guidance for tutors18Units19Unit 1: Developing Practical Skills for Maintaining Plants21Unit 2: Horticulture: Plant Flower Bulbs for Naturalisation or Bedding27Unit 3: Understanding Soils33Unit 4: Horticulture: Introduction to Pruning Trees and Shrubs41Unit 5: Horticulture: Introduction to Ground Preparation47Unit 6: Check that a Small Animal is Healthy53Unit 7: Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal61Unit 8: Groom a Small Animal67Unit 9: Preparing for an Interview73Unit 10: Interview Skills77Unit 11: Managing your Health at Work81Unit 12: Working Towards Goals85Unit 13: Working as Part of a Group91Unit 14: Care of Farm Animals97Unit 15: Maintain the Safety of Self and Others in the Workplace107Unit 16: Assist with the Maintenance of Equipment115Unit 17: Assist with the Care of Animals121

Unit 18: Assist with the Movement of Animals127Unit 19: Assist with Preparing and Maintaining Livestock Accommodation 133Unit 20: Assist with Preparation and the Monitoring of LivestockOutdoors139Unit 21: Farm Animal Health145Unit 22: Assist with Feedstuffs for Small Animals153Unit 23: Assist with Animal Accommodation161Unit 24: Assist with the Movement and Handling of Small Animals167Unit 25: Assist with the Maintenance of Grass Surfaces175Unit 26: Soil Identification and Testing181Unit 27: Assist with Planting and Establishing Plants191Unit 28: Assist with Maintaining Plants199Unit 29: Assist with the Vegetative Propagation of Plants207Unit 30: Assist with the Propagation of Plants from Seed217Unit 31: Assist with Identifying the Presence of, and Controlling CommonPests and Diseases223Unit 32: Prepare and Plant a Container for Display231Unit 33: Planting and Staking a Tree237Unit 34: Assist with Feeding and Watering Horses245Unit 35: Assist with the Preparation for Exercise and Aftercare of Horses 253Unit 36: Maintain the Health of Horses261Unit 37: Working in a Team269Unit 38: Self-Management Skills275Unit 39: Preparing for an Interview281Unit 40: Interview Skills285Unit 41: Assist with the Basic Preparation and Operation of a Tractor291Unit 42: Sport Fisheries299Unit 43: Water and Fish309Further information318Useful publications318How to obtain National Occupational Standards318Professional development and training319Annexe A321The Edexcel/BTEC qualification framework for the Land-based sector321

Annexe BWider curriculum mappingAnnexe CNational Occupational Standards/mapping with NVQsAnnexe D323323325325327Edexcel Entry Level Skills for Working Life (Land Based) legacy(certification end date 31/08/2010)/Edexcel BTEC Entry Level in Landbased Studies new (Entry 3) (QCF) (accreditation start date 01/09/2009)– unit mapping overview327BTEC Introductory in Land and Environment legacy (certification enddate 31/08/2010)/Edexcel BTEC Level 1 in Land-based Studies (QCF)new (accreditation start date 01/09/2009) – unit mapping in depthAnnexe EMapping to Functional Skills328331331

Qualification titles covered by this specificationEdexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Land-based Studies (Entry 3) (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3) (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of a Tractor (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (QCF)Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (QCF)These qualifications have been accredited to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)and are eligible for public funding as determined by the Department for Children, Schools andFamilies (DCSF) under Sections 96 and 97 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.The qualification titles listed above feature in the funding lists published annually by the DCSFand the regularly updated website www.dcsf.gov.uk/. The QCF Qualification AccreditationNumber (QAN) should be used by centres when they wish to seek public funding for theirlearners. Each unit within a qualification will also have a QCF unit code.The QCF qualification and unit codes will appear on learners’ final certification documentation.The QANs for the qualifications in this publication are:Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Land-based Studies (Entry 3) (QCF)500/6595/6Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3) (QCF)500/6338/8Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF)500/6594/4Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of a Tractor (QCF)500/6596/8Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (QCF)500/6593/2Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (QCF)500/6701/1These qualification titles will appear on learners’ certificates. Learners need to be made awareof this when they are recruited by the centre and registered with Edexcel.FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies –Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 20101

What are BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications?BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications are designed to enhance learners’ work and life skillsin a range of vocational contexts. They are appropriate for a diverse range of learners including: 14-19 year-old learners adults returning to study those seeking to develop greater independence those who have not yet achieved accredited qualifications those with specific learning needs.The intended destinations for learners successfully achieving these qualifications include: GCSEs and/or A Levels Diplomas apprenticeships supported employment independent living.BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications provide some of the underpinning knowledge andunderstanding for the National Occupational Standards for the sector, where these areappropriate. They are supported by the relevant Standards Setting Body (SSB) or Sector SkillsCouncil (SSC). They attract achievement and attainment points that equate to similar-sizedgeneral qualifications.Key features of the Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF) andEdexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) suite of Land-based Studies qualificationsThese qualifications have been developed to give learners the opportunity to: engage in learning which is relevant to them and will provide opportunities to develop arange of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successfulperformance in working life achieve a nationally recognised Entry or Level 1 vocationally related qualification progress to employment in the land-based sector progress to related vocational qualifications.2FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies– Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 2010

National Occupational StandardsWhere relevant, Edexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) qualifications are designed to provide some ofthe underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Studies (NOS),as well as developing practical skills in preparation for work and possible achievement of NVQsin due course. NOS form the basis of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). EdexcelBTEC Level 1 (QCF) qualifications do not purport to deliver occupational competence in thesector, which should be demonstrated in a work context.Each unit in the specification identifies links to elements of the NOS.The Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies relates to thefollowing NOS: the National Occupational Standards for Agriculture the National Occupational Standards for Animal Care the National Occupational Standards for Horticulture the National Occupational Standards for Introductory Horse Care.FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies –Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 20103

Rules of combinationThe rules of combination specify the credits that need to be achieved, through the completion ofparticular units, for the qualification to be awarded. All accredited qualifications within the QCFhave a set rule of combination.The rules of combination specify the: credit value of the qualification which sets out the number of credits required at all levels toachieve the qualification the credits to be achieved at the level of the qualification or above credits from mandatory units, where relevant credits from optional units, where relevant credits from other units credits from equivalent units exemptions time limits on the process of credit accumulation or exemptions.Rules of combination for the Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF) andEdexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) qualificationsWhen combining units for an Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF) and Edexcel BTECLevel 1 (QCF), it is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that the following rules of combinationare adhered to.Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Land-based Studies (Entry 3) (QCF)1Qualification credit value: a minimum of 6 credits.2Minimum credit to be achieved at, or above, the level of the qualification: 4 credits.3All credits must be achieved from the units listed on page 6.Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3) (QCF)1Qualification credit value: 6 credits.2All credits must be achieved from the single unit listed on page 6.Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF)1Qualification credit value: a minimum of 7 credits.2Minimum credit to be achieved at, or above, the level of the qualification: 4 credits.3All credits must be achieved from the units listed in the table on pages 7 and 8.4FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies– Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 2010

Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of aTractor (QCF)1Qualification credit value: 7 credits.2All credits must be achieved from the single unit listed on page 8.Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies (QCF)1Qualification credit value: a minimum of 13 credits.2Minimum credit to be achieved at, or above, the level of the qualification: 7 credits.3All credits must be achieved from the units listed in the table on pages 9 and 10.Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (QCF)1Qualification credit value: a minimum of 37 credits.2Minimum credit to be achieved at, or above, the level of the qualification: 19 credits.3All credits must be achieved from the units listed in the table on pages 9 and 10.FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies –Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 20105

Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Land-based Studies (Entry 3)(QCF) unitsUnitnumberUnit titleCredit Level1Developing Practical Skills for Maintaining Plants3E32Horticulture: Plant Flower Bulbs for Naturalisation or Bedding3E33Understanding Soils3E34Horticulture: Introduction to Pruning Trees and Shrubs3E35Horticulture: Introduction to Ground Preparation3E36Check that a Small Animal is Healthy3E37Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal2E38Groom a Small Animal2E39Preparing for an Interview1E310Interview Skills1E311Managing your Health at Work1E312Working Towards Goals2113Working as Part of a Group21Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3)(QCF) unitsUnitnumberUnit titleCredit Level14Care of Farm Animals66E3FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies– Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 2010

Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Land-based Studies (QCF) unitsUnitnumberUnit titleCredit Level1Developing Practical Skills for Maintaining Plants3E32Horticulture: Plant Flower Bulbs for Naturalisation or Bedding3E33Understanding Soils3E34Horticulture: Introduction to Pruning Trees and Shrubs3E35Horticulture: Introduction to Ground Preparation3E36Check that a Small Animal is Healthy3E37Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal2E38Groom a Small Animal2E315Maintain the Safety of Self and Others in the Workplace4116Assist with the Maintenance of Equipment3117Assist with the Care of Animals2118Assist with the Movement of Animals2119Assist with Preparing and Maintaining LivestockAccommodation2120Assist with Preparation and the Monitoring of LivestockOutdoors2121Farm Animal Health4122Assist with Feedstuffs for Small Animals2123Assist with Animal Accommodation2124Assist with the Movement and Handling of Small Animals1125Assist with the Maintenance of Grass Surfaces3126Soil Identification and Testing4127Assist with Planting and Establishing Plants3128Assist with Maintaining Plants4129Assist with the Vegetative Propagation of Plants3130Assist with the Propagation of Plants from Seed2131Assist with Identifying the Presence of, and ControllingCommon Pests and Diseases2132Prepare and Plant a Container for Display3133Planting and Staking a Tree2134Assist with Feeding and Watering Horses2135Assist with the Preparation for Exercise and Aftercare of Horses6136Maintain the Health of Horses61FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies –Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 20107

UnitnumberUnit titleCredit Level37Working in a Team3238Self-Management Skills2239Preparing for an Interview1240Interview Skills1242Sport Fisheries7143Water and Fish71Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of a Tractor(QCF) unitsUnitnumberUnit titleCredit Level41Assist with the Basic Preparation and Operation of a Tractor781FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies– Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 2010

Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Land-based Studies (QCF)unitsUnitnumberUnit titleCredit Level1Developing Practical Skills for Maintaining Plants3E32Horticulture: Plant Flower Bulbs for Naturalisation or Bedding3E33Understanding Soils3E34Horticulture: Introduction to Pruning Trees and Shrubs3E35Horticulture: Introduction to Ground Preparation3E36Check that a Small Animal is Healthy3E37Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal2E38Groom a Small Animal2E314Care of Farm Animals6E315Maintain the Safety of Self and Others in the Workplace4116Assist with the Maintenance of Equipment3117Assist with the Care of Animals2118Assist with the Movement of Animals2119Assist with Preparing and Maintaining LivestockAccommodation2120Assist with Preparation and the Monitoring of LivestockOutdoors2121Farm Animal Health4122Assist with Feedstuffs for Small Animals2123Assist with Animal Accommodation2124Assist with the Movement and Handling of Small Animals1125Assist with the Maintenance of Grass Surfaces3126Soil Identification and Testing4127Assist with Planting and Establishing Plants3128Assist with Maintaining Plants4129Assist with the Vegetative Propagation of Plants3130Assist with the Propagation of Plants from Seed2131Assist with Identifying the Presence of, and ControllingCommon Pests and Diseases2132Prepare and Plant a Container for Display3133Planting and Staking a Tree2134Assist with Feeding and Watering Horses21FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies –Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 20109

UnitnumberUnit titleCredit Level35Assist with the Preparation for Exercise and Aftercare of Horses6136Maintain the Health of Horses6137Working in a Team3238Self-Management Skills2239Preparing for an Interview1240Interview Skills1241Assist with the Basic Preparation and Operation of a Tractor7142Sport Fisheries7143Water and Fish7110FC025610 – Specification – Edexcel BTEC Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies– Issue 3 – November 2010 Edexcel Limited 2010

AssessmentIn the Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF) and Edexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF)qualifications all units are internally assessed. The qualifications are criterion referenced, basedon the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment criteria which must be used. Toachieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria.GuidanceThe purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place to give learnersthe opportunity to: meet the standard determined by the assessment criteriaand achieve the learning outcomes.All the assignments created by centres should be reliable and fit for purpose, and should be builton the unit assessment criteria. Assessment tasks and activities should enable learners toproduce valid, suf

Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3) (QCF) Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies (QCF) Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of a Tractor (QCF) Issue 3 For first teaching September 2009 BTEC Entry 3, Level 1