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An introduction to Wildlife Conservation

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This intensive one-day course will introduce you to wildlife and ecology by exploring the beautiful woodland within the Duchy College, Stoke Climsland grounds. In the morning you will discover and identify the local wildlife by carrying out a survey, lunchtime will take place (weather permitting) around a campfire , giving us the opportunity to discuss the mornings discoveries. In the afternoon you will be taught safe wood craft skills to assist with woodland management to support habitats. Delivered by experienced and friendly tutors, you will be inspired to further develop your knowledge and skills within wild conservation, whether learning for leisure or wishing to consider a career in the industry. This course will run from 09:00-16:00pm Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only.

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The Science Behind Equitation

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course has been designed to bring an understanding of the science behind the pressures placed on modern equines. You will explore which pressures can be overtly measured and which ones are less visible that we need to measure in the ridden horse. Equitation Science is a training process that uses evidence-based practice to train horses based on how they learn. Misunderstandings between horse and rider can arise through miscommunication and equitation science principles can help to improve the humans understanding of their horse when ridden. On this course you will learn: • What equitation science is • The importance and benefits of evidence based practice • How to improve your horses ridden responses to support their education • The importance of understanding Operant & classical conditioning in training for secure mutually beneficial horse/human relationships. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+ only

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Equine Behaviour and Learning

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course provides an introduction to the area of equine behaviour and the ways in which our horses learn. Often conflict occurs between horse and human simply because there is a miscommunication. Having a greater understanding of how our horses learn, together with consideration of their needs, results in a positive effect on the interaction between the horse and human. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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An introduction to dog training

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to provide knowledge about suitable training techniques for dog owners or those who simply wish to learn about training dogs. Understanding how dogs think, learn and act is integral to good training. This course will provide you with a grounding in basic training, exploring how dogs communicate to enable better trained dogs. Furthering your training knowledge will ensure that dogs are better trained and therefore happier and ultimately improving human-dog relationships. Often issues are founded in miscommunication, this course will aid you in recognising where such issues may arise and how you might prevent them. Please note: this course is a theoretical course covering dog behaviour and will not require you to bring your dogs along on the day This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Animal Communication

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


A range of species and their methods of communication will be explored before going on to learn about how animals communicate with us. From our pet companions to their wild counterparts, you will discover a wide variety of behaviours that are used to form animal ‘language’. This course will run from 9:00-16:00. Pleaee note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only.

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The Basics of Equine Nutrition

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse digestion and nutrition, looking at the importance of feeding for the health and wellbeing of the horse, and the factors that affect this. It is a perfect course for those who have an interest in equine nutrition and are looking to expand their knowledge. The course will aim to answer many of the questions related to basic digestion, nutrition and feeding practices and why nutrition plays such an important part of horse management. This course aims to give you a clearer understanding of equine nutrition, as well as practical advice on the nutritional requirements of the horse. In this course, you will learn about: • The anatomy of the horse's digestive system • The importance of nutrients • Assessing weight using body condition scoring • Feed evaluation • Factors to consider when feeding • Modern feeding practice. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Equine Conformation

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to help in the understanding the conformation of horses and the capabilities nature has given them. What job should my horse be doing? Conformation relates to horse performance and soundness. The differences in conformation across breeds enable different uses and appropriateness for particular disciples. Recognising the elements of good conformation will aid in evaluation of athletic ability and those who may be predisposed to injury risk. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Work-based Animal Care Award

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Work-based Animal Care is a programme of work-based training and assessment, leading to a nationally-recognised qualification. It aims to meet the needs of learners who work, or want to work, in the animal care sector. It allow learners to learn, develop, and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the animal care sector. Please note: It may be possible for you to recieve funding for this course - please contact us for further details. This course is for adults aged 19+.

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Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The horse care and husbandry course is suitable for anyone who is wanting to learn how to look after a horse well and will provide the practical skills and knowledge of basic horse husbandry and care. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Intermediate Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will provide information for those wishing to further their knowledge of horse care and husbandry and is suitable for both horse owners and those who wish to work in the industry. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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The Basics of Equine Nutrition

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse digestion and nutrition, looking at the importance of feeding for the health and wellbeing of the horse, and the factors that affect this. It is a perfect course for those who have an interest in equine nutrition and are looking to expand their knowledge. The course will aim to answer many of the questions related to basic digestion, nutrition and feeding practices and why nutrition plays such an important part of horse management. This course aims to give you a clearer understanding of equine nutrition, as well as practical advice on the nutritional requirements of the horse. In this course, you will learn about: • The anatomy of the horse's digestive system • The importance of nutrients • Assessing weight using body condition scoring • Feed evaluation • Factors to consider when feeding • Modern feeding practice. Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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An Introduction to Equine Anatomy and Physiology

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse anatomy and physiology, looking at the musculoskeletal system and considering the basics of how the horse moves, this course will also identify the location of the main organs and how they work. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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An Introduction to Chicken Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Keeping chickens has become a popular past time for many people, particularly over the last year as more time is spent at home. This course is great if you have recently bought some chickens or are thinking about buying some, or perhaps you would just like to learn about keeping your chickens. You will learn how to choose the right type of chicken for your requirements, how to look after them ensuring their needs are met and they have good welfare and what type of environment they should be kept in. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 This course is for those who are 19+ and who would like to learn the basics of keeping chickens.

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An Introduction to Equine Behaviour

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about horse behaviour and how to apply that knowledge in practice. Throughout this course, students will learn how to recognise different behaviours in horses and how they can impact the horse-human relationship. Often horse owners miscommunicate with horses, keeping instructions clear is important to avoid conflict and cause fear or unwanted behaviours. We will explore the underlying causes of behavioural issues and how we may resolve them. Please ensure that you come wearing suitable clothing and yard footwear. This course will run from 09:30-16:30 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Preparing your horse for a competition - Like a pro!

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will guide you to either learn about, or improve your plaiting and show preparation skills. Getting that perfect competition look is an art form and is all a part of the competition experience. We all want to be proud of our skills and our ability to make the horse look its best, this takes practice and to do it well, you need to understand the basics. This course will help you to learn how to create a polished look and will give you hints and tips on what the pro's do to perfect your skills. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Equine First aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about applying first aid to their horse. Students will learn how to assess basic health and recognise when the horse is in poor health covering signs and symptoms, TPR, Wounds, Common ailments, lumps and bumps and what to have in your vet kit. If you are unsure how to recognise the signs of illness or what to do while awaiting a vet, then this course is suitable for you. Please ensure that you come wearing suitable clothing and yard footwear. Please also bring a riding hat and gloves for handling horses. This course is not suitable for complete novices, you must have some experience of handling horses to participate. This course will run from 09:30-16:30 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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An Introduction to Equine Reproduction - Online

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


Equine breeding is a vast and rapidly evolving industry and horses are often bred with a variety of sporting purposes in mind, ranging from racing to dressage. The equine breeding industry is worth millions to the UK economy through revenue from horse sales and those employed in a range of different roles to support breeding.

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Christmas door wreath and table arrangement workshop

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


Join our floristry tutors Denise Cross and Lucy Somerville in the beautiful grounds of Bicton College for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door and a lovely table arrangement (with optional Candles) to decorate your table for the festive season. The tutors will share expert tips to help you create an attractive wreath using lots of lovely evergreen foliage and fresh moss along with scented cinnamon sticks, fir cones and orange slices. The tuition is free , however materials will be available to purchase to complete the 2 designs at a cost of £15 (Payable on the day) but you may wish to bring some of your own decorations, garden foliage etcetera to personalise your designs.

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Practical Horse Skills Level 1

Level 1 • Part-time • Bicton College


Our Level 1 Practical Horse Skills for Adult Learners (19+) course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to turn your passion into a career. You will: • Develop your practical horse care skills • Learn how to work safely, effectively and efficiently in the equine workplace • Gain confidence in applying for roles within the industry

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Promoting Wellbeing

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


This course will help provide some useful tips and activities you can do from home to promote wellbeing. This is particularly important as we cope with the current circumstances where may of us cannot see the people we love and are restricted to remaining within our homes. There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world. It’s clear that social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages. We will touch on factors such as staying active and being mindful to promote positive wellbeing to help you cope in difficult situations. This course will run from 09:00-16:00. Please note: this course is available for applicants aged 19+ only.

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Equine Massage and Stable Based Exercises

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


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