BTEC in Countryside Management
The BTEC in Countryside Management is available at three levels; all three levels of achievement are included within level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework along with A levels, Scottish Advanced Highers etc. The three levels are equated by UCAS to the following:
- National Award (6 Units): Equivalent to 1 A level
- National Certificate (12 Units): Equivalent to 2 A levels
- National Diploma (18 Units): Equivalent to 3 A levels
The requirements for each of the above levels consists of a set number of Core units (1, 5 and 7 core units respectively) and the rest of the required units are made up of specialist units. Archaeology is considered in several of the countryside management units but is covered in depth in specialist unit 13: “Archaeology and Landscape History.”
The unit shows students how to identify the evidence of how previous occupiers of the land lived and worked and the landscape they have left us. It looks at archaeological evidence and considers what techniques archaeologists use to discover evidence. The unit also looks at the changes that have taken place in the landscape and countryside over time and the pressures that modern society now imposes on our landscape heritage.
The course is offered by the EDEXCEL exam board and more information is available from their website.
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