BTEC works for

If you love animals, are passionate about the environment and are looking for a career that makes you feel connected to the land, then taking a course in one of the wide range of land-based sectors could be for you.

Have you tried our 3-minute quiz? Take the quiz to uncover your strengths and get information based on your interests and aspirations. You can also take a look at our printable leaflet for background on the course, units at a glance, career pathways and much more!

The top 5 skills employers look for that you’ll learn on a Land-Based course:


Time Management


Lateral Thinking

Independent Study Skills

What kind of career can I go into?

From Animal and Equine Care to Agriculture and Horticulture, your chosen career could combine an understanding of the natural world with cutting-edge knowledge and transferable skills across science, engineering, business, creative, leisure, and IT. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Agricultural Worker


Tree Surgeon

Head Groom

Veterinary Nurse

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Tree Surgeon - A man cutting down a tree
Head Groom
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Real life BTEC Land-Based stories

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Holly-Marie Michaels

Zookeeper and Education Officer at Tilgate Nature Centre

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Hugh McMurtrie

Agriculture Contractor

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Kira Newey

Agricultural Lecturer and Master’s Undergraduate