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Landex – ‘Land Based Colleges & Universities Aspiring to Excellence’ is a subscriber organisation with 36 member Colleges and Universities in England and 3 Members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. To qualify for membership the provider must deliver significant volumes of education and training in land based occupational areas.
Landex was formed in 2006 from its predecessor organisation, Napaeo, which was founded in 1950, and represented the interests of land based Colleges and the industries they served during a period of continuous change and development.
Land Based Occupational Areas
Agriculture Crops and Livestock
Game and Wildlife Management
Land Based Engineering
Production and Amenity Horticulture
Professions Allied to
Trees and Timber
All our members will be:
- Recognised by their learners and stakeholders as providing high quality cost-effective land based (Agri-Food, Land and Animal Sciences) education, training and professional development.
- Valued by their communities and employers for their contribution to the sustainability of businesses, the well-being of society and the prosperity of rural economies.
Land Based Learning Ltd. (LBL)
Established in 2013, LBL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landex and is a company limited by guarantee.
LBL provides a wide range of teaching and learning materials to support the delivery of land based courses, which are available only to subscribing members. These are available in pdf format, but an increasing number of interactive learning materials are also available to subscribing members.
In addition, LBL hosts a range of open-access materials that have been developed by third parties or using grant funding. www.lbl.global
Land Based Assessment Ltd. (LBAL)
LBAL is a company limited by guarantee that was established in 2017 by 16 members of Landex to facilitate the provision of high quality End Point Assessment of Apprenticeships.
It operates through Lantra as the approved Awarding Organisation, and is managed under contract by Landex from its offices in Northampton.
National Land Based College Ltd. (NLBC)
NLBC was established by 30 members of Landex in 2015, and was launched by Agriculture Minister, George Eustice MP, in May 2016. It is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
NLBC is an employer focussed organisation, and was established to promote knowledge and skills as the focus for increasing the productivity of land based businesses. In partnership with City and Guilds, NLBC will seek to ensure that land based qualifications and courses are designed to meet the needs of both students and employers.
NLBC is independent of Landex, but is currently managed from the Landex offices in Northampton. www.nlbc.uk