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Working together to develop our workforce - Lantra

One of the biggest issues college and university graduates face when starting out on their career path in land-based industries, is a lack of relevant practical skills and hands-on experience. These highly qualified individuals often need to volunteer to gain the training required to get their foot in the door for entry-level employment.

To help address these issues, Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation, has joined forces with Lantra, one of the UK’s leading awarding bodies for land-based industries. This partnership champions real skills for real jobs, offering level 3 Learners the opportunity to gain practical skills through accredited training and qualifications, complementing their BTEC qualifications.

By combining industry-based qualifications with work-related skills and certificates, this study programme - designed around specific land-based occupations - will help Learners get their careers off to the best possible start.

Pearson has mapped out six specific career paths as part of the level 3 BTEC qualifications, covering the following sectors:

With the government pledging to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 78% by 2030, along with a target of establishing 30,000 ha of new woodland in England by 2025, green and land-based jobs are set to be even more in demand across the nation.

Therefore, it’s even more important to ensure our future workforce is prepared and skilled in these key areas, so they’re up-to-speed with working practices and ready to hit the ground running.

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