Gateway to Horticulture

Isle of Wight College
In Newport

Price on request
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Typology Course
Location Newport
Duration 1 Year
  • Course
  • Newport
  • Duration:
    1 Year
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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Newport
College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA, Isle of Wight, England
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Starts On request
Location
Newport
College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA, Isle of Wight, England
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· Requirements

: No formal qualifications are required. Students will need to show an interest in working in this area. Good references from school and or an employer are also considered to be important.

Course programme


Interviews for Gateway to Animal Care (after introduction by section leader) typically revolve around their career interests and how the candidate will get the necessary qualifications, prior experience keeping pets and any volunteer or work experience. Qualifications the candidate has or is currently working towards and how they work in different situations and with others. We also talk about animals the candidate particularly likes (or dislikes!) and experiences they are looking forward to

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

For students who may not hold any recognised qualifications but are keen to start a career in horticulture, countryside conservation or animal care. Students will choose to specialise in either Horticulture or Animal Care.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
HORTICULTURE

This course is designed for those students interested in land-based activities: growing and maintaining plants, safe use of tools and machinery, landscaping activities and conservation. Much of this work takes place on the College site although in recent times the students have been practising learnt skills for charitable organisations requesting practical horticultural assistance. The latter includes maintaining woodlands, planting and laying hedges, wetland work and some estate skills. Embedded in these activities are literacy and numeracy skills. Your progress will be monitored partly over the internet as you build an online portfolio on your own website. Each student will follow an Individual Learning Plan giving each individual the opportunity to achieve their own potential.

The aim of the course is to enable students to either successfully gain employment at the end of the year or to be sufficiently interested and academically advanced to study a further course hopefully resulting in a qualification.

There will be off site activities arranged when Horticulture and Animal Care students will be together as a group when they will share interests and work together.

ANIMAL CARE

This course is designed for those who are interested in careers working with animals but who cannot access qualification based course. Students work is heavily based in practical skills, they will encounter a massive variety of species from small mammals to tarantulas.

Students will have the opportunity to develop specialist interests over time such as Reptile Handling or Wildlife Management. Literacy and Numeracy skills development is embedded throughout the course as well as ICT skills.

This course is suitable for students who enjoy being around animals and who are enthusiastic and prepared to work hard both physically and mentally. Your progress will be monitored partly over the internet as you build an online portfolio on your own website. Each student will follow an Individual Learning Plan giving each individual the opportunity to achieve their own potential.

There will be off site activities arranged when Horticulture and Animal Care students will be together as a group when they will share interests and work together.

HOW WILL I LEARN?
There will be combination of written projects and outside practical work. You will often work as a group, so you should be able to get along with other people and also take some responsibility for getting on with tasks.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?
Once you have completed a basic skills development qualification in land based studies and depending on Literacy & Numeracy levels attained, you may qualify to study the Intro Certificate in Land and Environment Conservation or even a 1st Diploma in Horticulture or Animal Care course the following year.

Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutorial Fees :: Material Fees :: Exam Fees
full time 1 year HR777 September 2010 TBC TBC TBC


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