Countryside Skills: An Introduction - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
If you enjoy working outside and thinking about a future in the landbased industries, but not sure which area is best for you, then this is the course for you, to help you make the correct decision – from landscape gardening and horticulture to estates, agriculture and animal care – then this is the course for you. This hands-on course is a great ‘taster’ for the range of courses we offer. You will be working across a range of different sites, in and around the College and around Angus. Giving you a range of practical skills that you will be able to use in a range of employment options.
What entry requirements will I need?
There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but you should have competent reading, writing and numeracy skills and you should have a keen interest in this area. Entry onto the programme will be based on interview and adequate relevant information on the completed application form.
How and where will I study?
The course is hands-on and based on practical work with some classroom sessions to enhance understanding and knowledge of the different subject areas. The course is one year full-time however there may be part-time options for those wishing to select parts of the programme.
What will I study on this course?
Basic skills in grounds and estate maintenance, landscape gardening techniques, tree and shrub planting, machinery operation, sustainability, agriculture and even animal handling! These units will be taught mainly on site through involvement in practical day-to-day tasks.
Job and progression routes?
Practical-based careers with landscape gardening companies, local authorities or private estates. Career progression onto other landbased courses. On completion of this course all successful students will be interviewed for the NC level (see entry requirements for NC courses).