ANIMAL-LOVING students are celebrating after scooping alternative qualifications.
More than 30 young people from across Worcestershire attended a special presentation at The Stable Farm in Astwood Bank after successfully completing land-based skills courses.
The certificates were presented by members of LandEd – an alternative education route which includes environment study programmes for young people struggling in mainstream education.
Courses available including horticulture, agriculture, animal care and woodland, wildlife and conservation skills.
Students on the day picked up their ABC Entry Level 3 in Countryside Skills, Level 1 in Practical Countryside Skills, Level 2 in Practical Animal Care and Level 3 in Work Based Animal Care.
Among them was 18-year-old Jade Whitney who is now hoping to progress into full-time employment in the animal care industry after completing placements at Redditch Reptiles and Stables Farm Park.