This qualification has been developed to enable learners to study the specific methods of biodynamic agriculture, a system of sustainable animal husbandry and horticultural crop production used on many farms and small holdings.
About this subject area
Biodynamic Ecology is the forerunner of Organic farming but the method also has metaphysical and spiritual roots.
The qualification enables learners to explore the therapeutic benefits of working with the land for children and adults and to demonstrate leadership in the management of animals or horticultural crops.
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This qualification is based around the study of a particular method of farming known as biodynamics. Learners will need a placement on a biodynamic farm or holding.
It also provides learners with the opportunity and attributes to work with people with differing educational and developmental needs in a therapeutic context through land-based activities.
In order to deliver this qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Specification) and complete the Qualification Approval Application Form (QAF).