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Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


Human existence is quite impossible without the presence of a healthy ecosystem. Our environment comprises all living and non-living components and their interactions within a natural habitat and urban environments. Environmental Sustainability and related environmentally-based sectors are growing rapidly within the UK with an emphasis on reducing climate change, global warming, high carbon economy and the need for conservation. Conservation and Environmental Sustainability is very much at the forefront of research especially in the age of digital media and wider digital technology such as satellite mapping technology used to plot biodiversity which holds the potential to bring a revolution to save our planet from destruction. With Cornwall as your classroom, which includes a range of countryside, coastal and urban landscapes. This A-Level equivalent course paves the way for a career in research, countryside and conservation management, environmental sustainability and media representation. It will provide you with specialist technical, practical skills required to access, manage and improve the wider countryside conservation & environmental management industry or access to higher education.

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Gamekeeping Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Creating and maintaining good, healthy habitats which are beneficial to all wildlife is at the heart of a gamekeeper’s job. Gamekeeping has changed significantly over the years and while you will still be responsible for the husbandry of both reared and wild game for shooting, your time will also be spent helping to shape the countryside and protecting its species. If you love working outdoors, care about the countryside and the environment, and would like to make significant contributions to the biodiversity and conservation of rare species, then why not join the 5,000 full-time gamekeepers currently employed in the UK. British gamekeepers currently manage approximately 7.3 million hectares of the land in the UK and work closely with farm managers and foresters to help conserve both game and wildlife, using economically viable estate management policies.

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Skills Bootcamp - Agri-Tech Woodland Management

Level 3 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Skills Bootcamps - part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs. Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Working as a forester incorporates the art, science and practice of woodland establishment, maintenance and management, and timber harvesting. Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) will be topical in the training and a focus on how learners can introduce carbon management and carbon foot printing and the tools required to help the industry achieve farm NET ZERO will be covered. Learners will identify the main forest and woodland tree species. On completion learners will better understand the timber supply chain including the roles of the Landowner, Forest Works Manager, Contractor and Agent. We will teach how to prepare sites for planting and/or natural regeneration including: maintain and repair open drainage systems, fencing and boundary features and infrastructure. Learners will also plant and care for trees as well as carrying out maintenance of chainsaw and cross-cut of felled timber to prepare for assessments at a later date.

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ATV Operations NPTC

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


During this course you will receive training to aid you through the NPTC ATV Certificate. The course covers Health and Safety, pre-use checks, operation over a range of terrain and use of a trailer. This course is perfect for beginners or experienced users requiring the certificate of competence.

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Agriculture (Stockperson) Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The industry provides unique opportunities for young people to work in a technically advanced and innovative environment, producing one of the country’s most important products – food which accounts for 14% of the British GDP. Businesses within the industry range from small family farms through to large integrated organisations working across the food supply chain. The key role for a Stockperson is to raise the animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work in a team and independently. A stockperson will be responsible for their own work, but will have close supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on farms, key to being a good stockperson is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help. Working with live animals presents a range of challenges to overcome and ensures no two days will be the same. This standard follows a ‘core and options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock. One option will be taken in addition to the core skills to complete this apprenticeship, which provides a solid foundation for a range of progression opportunities within the industry. At college you will cover 50% theory and 50% practical work, which will include learning more about tractor and machinery use, nutrition, health and welfare, health and safety, environment and conservation, and welding. You will be expected to undertake and pass a range of courses as part of this apprenticeship to include emergency first aid at work and the safe use of pesticides as well as choosing to do one of the following Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment Granular applicator equipment Handheld applicator equipment Other short legislative courses are heavily subsidised such as Tele Handler, ATV and Mule.

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BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (Top up)

Level 6 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This one year top-up programme is designed for those who have completed an FdSc or HND or equivalent across a range of subjects and would like to progress to a full honours degree. This programme will enable you to develop your existing knowledge to encompass the planning and management skills required to run a successful enterprise. It is based on an analytical approach to problem-solving and communication. The programme is highly flexible allowing you to study, in detail, a chosen topic through an honours project and a selection of modules which are available in response to student demand. In some of your modules there will be opportunities for you to work closely with industry, businesses and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning Rural Business School. This progression to honours year allows you to either specialise or be more generic in your studies. Either way the support from a group of highly experienced staff will help your development and advance your business skills.

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BSc (Hons) Rural Business Management (Top up)

Level 6 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This one year top-up programme is designed for those who have completed an FdSc or HND or equivalent across a range of subjects and would like to progress to a full honours degree. This programme will enable you to develop your existing knowledge to encompass the planning and management skills required to run a successful enterprise. It is based on an analytical approach to problem-solving and communication. The programme is highly flexible allowing you to study, in detail, a chosen topic through an honours project and a selection of modules which are available in response to student demand. In some of your modules there will be opportunities for you to work closely with industry, businesses and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning Rural Business School. This progression to honours year allows you to either specialise or be more generic in your studies. Either way the support from a group of highly experienced staff will help your development and advance your business skills.

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BSc (Hons) Agriculture

Level 6 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This agricultural course delivers a thorough understanding of modern agricultural crop and animal production systems and the underlying scientific and technological principles to equip students to manage and support sustainable agricultural businesses in the complex and dynamic rural economy. This is a very broad and challenging remit, and consequently the course is designed to develop a breadth of expertise across a range of sectors. The innovative application of science and technology to agriculture will be even more critical, with the likely withdrawal of direct subsidies to the sector and threat to existing markets for some products associated with ‘Brexit’. As a recognised centre of agricultural knowledge exchange excellence through the activities of Bicton and Duchy College’s Rural Business School (RBS), which is closely engaged with the industries, professions and organisations involved in the global agri-food chain and the UK rural economy, there is the capacity to develop students’ skills to play a key role in regional and national agricultural production systems. Students will understand the underlying science and economics of sustainable crop and animal production systems and their impact on environmental quality. They will be able to produce solutions that take into account the balance between crop and animal production, economic and social needs as well as environmental protection. They will achieve this through the formulation, testing and drawing of conclusions from hypotheses, solving problems through novel research techniques and the communication of ideas and technical management solutions to different audiences. This approach has been ratified by a large sample of employers across agriculture and its ancillary industries, representing regional national and international interests

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FdSc Agriculture

Level 5 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support. This course is available with a Science Gateway. Which is ideal for those who would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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FdSc Agriculture

Level 5 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This agriculture programme widens your knowledge of the agricultural industry, with a view to managing agricultural operations after graduation. The programme provides a thorough understanding of modern farming production systems and an in-depth knowledge of the underlying scientific and technological principles. The FdSc Agriculture is delivered using a combination of approaches to enable the acquisition of required academic knowledge. Practical farm management is also integral and the programme benefits from industry-wide support.

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Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is the introduction to the suite of NPTC Certificate of Competence chainsaw qualifications. The course runs every month for a duration of 3 days. Please contact us for information on dates and times. You will cover the following: Basic use and maintenance of the chainsaw Current health and safety legislation and safety clothing (PPE) guidance Fuel mixtures and lubricants Power unit, safety features, recoil starter Chain identification, bar maintenance, sharpening Hot and cold start Chainsaw handling and cutting techniques

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Agriculture Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


Agriculture is arguably the most important industry in the world and makes a significant contribution to the economy in the South West of England. Without food we simply would not survive and the growing world population is making increasing demands on the agricultural industry. Agriculture is a highly technical, scientific and mechanised industry that needs the best young people to work both on farms and in the allied industries as advisors, consultants and technicians. This course is ideal for those looking for a career in agriculture or allied industries whether you are from a farming background or not. Level 3 is an advanced level programme equivalent to A levels, providing UCAS points and progression to university undergraduate programmes. The programme is aimed at individuals with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. Agricultural science and business skills are taught alongside the key practical skills and knowledge required by the industry. As well as utilising the college farm and estate you will have the opportunity to meet and work with key farmers and industry specialists from across the region to enhance your experience and expose you to a wide range of agricultural production systems and management decisions. You will be learning from experienced agriculturalists both inside the classroom and on the college farm, it could be milking our herd of dairy cows, lambing our flock of sheep or ploughing a field before we plant our maize crop. You will spend some of your course time working alongside the farm staff, following the farm activities as you progress through the year, you could be selecting ewes for breeding in September, fencing in October, calving cows in February or shearing a ewe in May. You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue in education. As a level 3 course this diploma is all about you gaining an in-depth and broad understanding of the knowledge and skills required by the agricultural industry.

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Skills Bootcamp - Agri-Tech Woodland Management

Level 3 • Part-time • Bicton College


Skills Bootcamps - part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs. Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Working as a forester incorporates the art, science and practice of woodland establishment, maintenance and management, and timber harvesting. Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) will be topical in the training and a focus on how learners can introduce carbon management and carbon foot printing and the tools required to help the industry achieve farm NET ZERO will be covered. Learners will identify the main forest and woodland tree species. On completion learners will better understand the timber supply chain including the roles of the Landowner, Forest Works Manager, Contractor and Agent. We will teach how to prepare sites for planting and/or natural regeneration including: maintain and repair open drainage systems, fencing and boundary features and infrastructure. Learners will also plant and care for trees as well as carrying out maintenance of chainsaw and cross-cut of felled timber to prepare for assessments at a later date.

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Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is the introduction to the suite of NPTC Certificate of Competence chainsaw qualifications. The course runs every month for a duration of 3 days. Please contact us for information on dates and times. You will cover the following: Basic use and maintenance of the chainsaw Current health and safety legislation and safety clothing (PPE) guidance Fuel mixtures and lubricants Power unit, safety features, recoil starter Chain identification, bar maintenance, sharpening Hot and cold start Chainsaw handling and cutting techniques

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ATV Operations NPTC

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


During this course you will receive training to aid you through the NPTC ATV Certificate. The course covers Health and Safety, pre-use checks, operation over a range of terrain and use of a trailer. This course is perfect for beginners or experienced users requiring the certificate of competence.

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Agriculture (Stockperson) Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Bicton College


The industry provides unique opportunities for young people to work in a technically advanced and innovative environment, producing one of the country’s most important products – food which accounts for 14% of the British GDP. Businesses within the industry range from small family farms through to large integrated organisations working across the food supply chain. The key role for a Stockperson is to raise the animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work in a team and independently. A stockperson will be responsible for their own work, but will have close supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on farms, key to being a good stockperson is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help. Working with live animals presents a range of challenges to overcome and ensures no two days will be the same. This standard follows a ‘core and options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock. One option will be taken in addition to the core skills to complete this apprenticeship, which provides a solid foundation for a range of progression opportunities within the industry. At college you will cover 50% theory and 50% practical work, which will include learning more about tractor and machinery use, nutrition, health and welfare, health and safety, environment and conservation, and welding. You will be expected to undertake and pass a range of courses as part of this apprenticeship to include emergency first aid at work and the safe use of pesticides as well as choosing to do one of the following Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment Granular applicator equipment Handheld applicator equipment Other short legislative courses are heavily subsidised such as Tele Handler, ATV and Mule.

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Land Based Forklift Truck Operations City & Guilds Award

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


A practical course which meets the Health and Safety Executive requirements for this type of machine. The course promotes awareness of hazards in lift truck operation (rough terrain), machine capabilities/limitations, and develops operator skills with telescopic materials handlers. This qualification will appeal to those who use a forklift as part of their work in agriculture, horticulture or distribution and warehousing. It has been developed to cover the “basic training” requirements of the Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Forklift Trucks. This does not replace any legal requirement for a driving licence. Course includes : Health and Safety at Work Act Machine controls Safe handling techniques Daily maintenance checks Brakes and braking Manoeuvering with and without loads Operating hydraulics and stacking procedures This course runs once a month, for further information please register your interest below.

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Land Based Forklift Truck Operations City & Guilds Award

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


A practical course which meets the Health and Safety Executive requirements for this type of machine. The course promotes awareness of hazards in lift truck operation (rough terrain), machine capabilities/limitations, and develops operator skills with telescopic materials handlers. This qualification will appeal to those who use a forklift as part of their work in agriculture, horticulture or distribution and warehousing. It has been developed to cover the “basic training” requirements of the Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Forklift Trucks. This does not replace any legal requirement for a driving licence. Course includes : Health and Safety at Work Act Machine controls Safe handling techniques Daily maintenance checks Brakes and braking Manoeuvering with and without loads Operating hydraulics and stacking procedures This course runs once a month, for further information please register your interest below.

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Land-Based Studies (Agriculture) City & Guilds Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


There are a wide range of exciting job opportunities available within the agricultural industry working with both livestock and machinery. The industry is in need of young, enthusiastic individuals that enjoy working both outside and inside and have a range of practical and employability skills. Our Level 1 course is a foundation programme aimed at individuals with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. Many of these skills will also be transferable to a range of other land based sectors, increasing your career opportunities. You will be learning from experienced agriculturalists both inside the classroom and on the college farm and could be milking our herd of dairy cows, lambing our flock of sheep or ploughing a field before we plant our maize crop. You will also spend some of your course time working alongside the farm staff and following the farm activities as you progress through the year. You could be selecting ewes for breeding in September, fencing in October, calving cows in February or shearing a ewe in May. This course will give you the opportunity to develop your confidence whilst gaining knowledge and practical skills. You will also learn more general skills required to gain employment or to continue in education. As a Level 1 course this diploma is all about introducing you to the agricultural industry and developing the skills that you already have to give you the very best opportunity to move onto a more technical agriculture course or enter the industry as an apprentice.

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Agriculture Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


Without food we simply would not survive and the growing world population is making increasing demands on the agricultural industry and the people that work within it. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to the economy in the South West of England and provides a wide range of exciting job opportunities. Level 2 is an intermediate level programme equivalent to GCSE grade 5-9. The programme is aimed at individuals with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your confidence, agricultural knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue your academic study. Many of these skills will also be transferable to a range of other land based sectors to widen career opportunities. You will be learning from experienced agriculturalists both inside the classroom and on the college farm, it could be milking our herd of dairy cows, lambing our flock of sheep or ploughing a field before we plant our maize crop. You will spend some of your course time working alongside the farm staff, following the farm activities as you progress through the year, you could be selecting ewes for breeding in September, fencing in October, calving cows in February or shearing a ewe in May. You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, knowledge and practical skills, alongside more general skills required to gain employment or to continue in education. As a level 2 course this diploma is all about introducing you to the agricultural industry or developing the skills that you already have to give you the very best opportunity to move onto a more technical agriculture course or enter the industry as an apprentice.

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Land and Wildlife Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and conserving the natural environment. So if you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation, and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, then this is the career for you. If you would love a career working outdoors then this course is ideal for you. Throughout your studies you will learn the skills and knowledge needed to manage land and wildlife and have the opportunity to go on field trips and work with numerous organisations such as the National Trust, Forestry England, Dartmoor National Park, RSPB and the Pebblebed Conservation Trust. With access to our beautiful farms and estates this course focuses on practical skills development, ensuring you are work ready when you finish your studies. Bicton College is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the grounds include an 8 acre wet woodland, numerous freshwater habitats, grassland, woodland, farmland and is home to many species including Dormice, Otters, Beavers, Barn Owls, Roe Deer, Grass Snakes, Common Lizards and Greater Horseshoe Bats

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Land-Based Studies (Countryside Conservation and Horticulture)

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and conserving the natural environment. So if you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation, and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, then this is the career for you. If you would love a career working outdoors then this course is ideal for you. Throughout your studies you will learn the skills and knowledge needed to manage land and wildlife and have the opportunity to go on field trips and work with numerous organisations such as the National Trust, Forestry England, Dartmoor National Park, RSPB and the Pebblebed Conservation Trust. With access to our beautiful farms and estates this course focuses on practical skills development, ensuring you are work ready when you finish your studies. Bicton College is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the grounds include an 8 acre wet woodland, numerous freshwater habitats, grassland, woodland, farmland and is home to many species including Dormice, Otters, Beavers, Barn Owls, Roe Deer, Grass Snakes, Common Lizards and Greater Horseshoe Bats.

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Extended Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


This course is a follow on programme for students that have successfully completed the Level 3 Advanced Technical diploma in agriculture (540). The course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in that programme, extending deeper into areas of agricultural production and management, ideal for those looking for a career in agricultural management or the allied industries. This Level 3 is an advanced level programme equivalent to A levels, providing UCAS points and progression opportunities to university undergraduate programmes.

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Land & Wildlife Management Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and conserving the natural environment. So if you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation, and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, then this is the career for you. If you would love a career working outdoors then this course is ideal for you. Throughout your studies you will learn the skills and knowledge needed to manage land and wildlife and have the opportunity to go on field trips and work with numerous organisations such as the National Trust, Forestry England, Dartmoor National Park, RSPB and the Pebblebed Conservation Trust. With access to our beautiful farms and estates this course focuses on practical skills development, ensuring you are work ready when you finish your studies. Bicton College is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the grounds include an 8 acre wet woodland, numerous freshwater habitats, grassland, woodland, farmland and is home to many species including Dormice, Otters, Beavers, Barn Owls, Roe Deer, Grass Snakes, Common Lizards and Greater Horseshoe Bats.

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Intermediate Agricultural Welding Skills

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for anyone aged 16+ who has previously used a Manual Metal Arc (MMA) (arc) welder or has attended an agricultural welding for beginner’s course previously.

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA6

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Pedestrian Handheld Applicator Equipment (knapsack). The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling, and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA6 Handheld Applicator training; there is then an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA6 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training: Clean wellington boots (for the PA6) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA6) Nitrile gloves (for the PA6) Face shield (for the PA6)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Boom Mounted Sprayers. The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA2 Boom Mounted Sprayer training; with an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA2 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training. Clean wellington boots (for the PA2) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA2) Nitrile gloves (for the PA2) Face Shield (for the PA2)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA6

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Pedestrian Handheld Applicator Equipment (knapsack). The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling, and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA6 Handheld Applicator training; there is then an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA6 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training: Clean wellington boots (for the PA6) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA6) Nitrile gloves (for the PA6) Face shield (for the PA6)

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will enhance understanding, and enable successful students to legally spray their own land, or that of their employer, using Boom Mounted Sprayers. The first day will consist of the PA1 theory training, with an online test in the afternoon. This covers the storage, handling and application of pesticides. The second day is the PA2 Boom Mounted Sprayer training; with an allocated timeslot on the third day to take the PA2 assessment. The qualification to be gained is a Level 2 City & Guilds lifetime-qualification. The following PPE will be needed for the training. Clean wellington boots (for the PA2) Clean coverall spray suit (for the PA2) Nitrile gloves (for the PA2) Face Shield (for the PA2)

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Agricultural Tractor Driving And Related Operations City & Guilds Award

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This is a practical course for those with little or no previous tractor and machine handling experience and on successful completion you will achieve an NPTC Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving and Handling. Please note – This course does not licence those who pass to drive on the Highway.

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ATV Operations NPTC

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


During this course you will receive training to aid you through the NPTC ATV Certificate. The course covers Health and Safety, pre-use checks, operation over a range of terrain and use of a trailer. This course is perfect for beginners or experienced users requiring the certificate of competence.

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Telehandler Operating NPTC

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


During this course you will receive the training to aid you through the NPTC Telehandler certificate. You will lift loads of varying weight, work in restricted areas and cover work on slopes. There will be a keen emphasis on Health and Safety around telehandler operations. This course is perfect for beginners or experienced users requiring the certificate of competence.

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA6

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for Farmers and Horticultural Growers. The course will enhance your understanding of the subject, and enable you to legally spray your own land or that of your employer. This course consists of two days of training followed by a one day assessment. Day one is mainly classroom based and takes the form of a PowerPoint presentation which covers PA1. There will also be a practical demonstration of PA6. The second day consists of a 1 to 1 on farm assessment to enable you to gain the required City and Guilds/NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides.

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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for Farmers and Growers, or anyone that uses a Boom Sprayer as part of their work or employment. The course will enhance your understanding of the subject, and enable you to legally spray your own land or that of your employer. This course consists of one day of training, mainly classroom based and takes the form of a powerpoint presentation which covers PA1. There will also be a practical demonstration of PA2. You will then have an on farm assessment to enable you to gain the required City and Guilds/NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides.

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How To Use A Chainsaw

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is an introduction to using a chainsaw and health and safety requirements. This course is aimed at domestic users who will be trained in health and safety, PPE requirements, chainsaw safety checks and basic cross cutting at ground level. You will be taught by our trainer who delivers our NPTC CS30 courses. The course isn’t accredited so cannot be used for paid or voluntary work. If you are looking for a business accredited qualification, please see our NPTC Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting course page.

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How To Use A Chainsaw

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is an introduction to using a chainsaw and health and safety requirements. This course is aimed at domestic users who will be trained in health and safety, PPE requirements, chainsaw safety checks and basic cross cutting at ground level. You will be taught by our trainer who delivers our NPTC CS30 courses. The course isn’t accredited so cannot be used for paid or voluntary work. If you are looking for a business accredited qualification, please see our NPTC Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting course page.

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Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is the introduction to the suite of NPTC Certificate of Competence chainsaw qualifications. The course runs every month for a duration of 3 days. Please contact us for information on dates and times. You will cover the following: Basic use and maintenance of the chainsaw Current health and safety legislation and safety clothing (PPE) guidance Fuel mixtures and lubricants Power unit, safety features, recoil starter Chain identification, bar maintenance, sharpening Hot and cold start Chainsaw handling and cutting techniques

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