Full Time Introductory Certificate in Conservation Skills

Abingdon and Witney College

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  • Vocational qualification
  • Hailey
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

This one year full time Level 1 course combines practical experience on the Common Leys Farm and local nature reserves, along with theory to cover the key areas of the course. You will be working with a range of tools and equipment. You will also develop your skills in literacy, numeracy and IT within the course. Topics include: • Safe and effective working practices in land based industries.

Important information

Requirements: You are expected to have studied and achieved English and Maths at GCSE level or equivalent, along with having enthusiasm, motivation and a commitment to the countryside. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview and an assessment day. Eligibility for this course will depend on your school report and the ability to be successful on the course.

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Hailey
Witney, OX29 9UU, Oxfordshire, England
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Course programme


Introductory Certificate in Conservation Skills

  • Subject area:Horticulture
  • Course type:Full time


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Course description
This one year full time Level 1 course combines practical experience on the Common Leys Farm and local nature reserves, along with theory to cover the key areas of the course. You will be working with a range of tools and equipment. You will also develop your skills in literacy, numeracy and IT within the course.
Topics include:
• Safe and effective working practices in land based industries
• Maintenance of tools and equipment
• Assist with the repair and maintenance of structures in the countryside
• Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation
• Assist with the establishment of plants in the countryside
• Assist with the maintenance of plants and sites in the countryside
• Develop personal, social and study skills
• Tractor driving
We will be based at the Common Leys Farm. This is our land-based practical site in the West Oxfordshire countryside with purpose-built practical teaching areas. There is regular public bus transport to and from the site.
There are no exams. You are assessed during practical activities and by the production of a portfolio.

Entry requirements
You are expected to have studied and achieved English and Maths at GCSE level or equivalent, along with having enthusiasm, motivation and a commitment to the countryside.
All applicants will be invited to attend an interview and an assessment day. Eligibility for this course will depend on your school report and the ability to be successful on the course.

Additional information

*Students aged 16-18 will not be required to pay the full course fee, in most cases your fee will not exceed £150. Please contact us if you need more information regarding fees for full-time courses.

Code Campus Duration Start date Day(s)
EFSE109P Common Leys Farm Campus 1 year Sep 2010


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