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Canine First Aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The course is designed to give the basic skills needed to handle all types of situations involving your dog at home or your place of work. Students will learn how to assess general dog health and recognise any signs of poor health including how to check vital signs. Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only This course will run from 09:00-16:00

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An Introduction to Setting Up Your Own Pet Business

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to provide knowledge about setting up your own small business, particularly if you are planning to set up a dog walking or pet sitting business. There are many aspects that you will need to be aware of if you are considering setting up your own business, many are integral to the success of the business, others may cause you a headache down the line if you have missed them. This course will cover the basics of setting up and running your own small business for success. Please note: This course is for adults 19+ only The course will run from 09:00am – 16:00pm.

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Important considerations before buying a pet

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will highlight what is involved in purchasing, caring for and maintaining your animal during its life. Many pet owners purchase their pets without fully understanding what is involved in caring for their pet throughout its life. This course will provide the necessary information to ensure that as a new pet owner you are fully aware of the costs and needs of your pet to ensure that they are looked after well and to promote positive welfare. Animals that will be discussed are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats. Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+ This course will run from 09:00-16:00

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Plaiting and Trimming

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


You will learn the art of plaiting your horses main and tail and trimming ready for a competition. The course mixes theory and practical elements which provides you with the essential knowledge and skills required to help prepare your horse for a show. Please ensure that you come prepared to be on the yard with suitable clothing and footwear. 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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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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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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Rider Biomechanics and Simulator

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The Rider Biomechanics course will introduce some key principles of biomechanical analysis and their application to rider performance, this can help riders to identify areas that could aid their riding and improve performance. A part of the course involve use of our dressage simulator and its use in rider biomechanic analysis.

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Practical Horse Skills Level 1

Level 1 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


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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Canine First Aid

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


You’d like to think that you won’t find yourself into a problem situation with one of the dogs in your care, but accidents happen all the time. Dogs are naturally curious creatures, and it doesn’t take much for one of them to let their enthusiasm get the better of them. You also can’t stop other dogs attacking. The most beneficial thing you can know is how to address the outcomes. From bites and stings to poisoning, right through to giving CPR, our course teaches you everything you need to know in order to be prepared.

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Equine Massage and Stable Based Exercises

No Qualification • Full-time • Bicton College


Information coming soon

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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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The Basics of Equine Nutrition

No Qualification • Full-time • 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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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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Dog Training and Husbandry Award Level 2

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will be run over 7 days (Fridays for 7 weeks) and learners will need to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered. There will be both written and practical elements, and learners may be required to complete some work at home. This course would be suitable for pet owners, as well as those that work within the canine industry and could be funded depending on personal circumstances.

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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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An Introduction to Equine Behaviour - Online

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about horse behaviour and how to apply that knowledge. You will learn about the basics of reading and understanding the behaviours that horses display and why so that you can improve your relationship with you horse/s. Equine behaviour is complex and humans often misinterpret what their horse is telling them and miscommunicate which can cause conflict and stress.

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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 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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Horse Knowledge & Care

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse-husbandry and care. This will link directly to the British Horse Society Career Pathway assessments at Stage one. The assessment will be taken by our in-house assessor at the end of the course where there will be an administration/registration fee of £65. A fee waiver to the course (not exam registration) will be subject to individual circumstances.

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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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