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Air Rifle Safety

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed for those who wish to learn about how to use an air rifle safely.

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Pest control (moles and traps, trapping, law and legislation)

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed as an introduction to pest control, specifically surrounding moles and mole trapping.

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An Introduction to Basic Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed as an introduction to the safe domestic use and maintenance of the chainsaw. It is ideal for those who have little or no knowledge and wish to know more about using a chainsaw at home or in their woods, specifically to clear and process wood.

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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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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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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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Dry Stone Walling

Level 1 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


A two day course is for anyone who would like to learn how to build stone walls or would like to improve their existing skills. This is a practical course. You will cover health and safety, tools, techniques and learn how to build a stone wall . You will have the various types of walling explained to you and you will discuss the skills involved. You will be more confident in your ability to build safe and durable walls. All participants must wear steel toe capped boots. Please bring suitable gloves and protective glasses. If you are able to bring your own tools from the following list below please do so: crow bar pick axe shovel lump hammer Please bring your own packed lunch and drinks.

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Hedge Laying

Level 1 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to lay a hedge or would like to improve their existing skills. You will discuss tools, health and safety, styles of hedge laying and the benefits of a well laid hedge. Throughout this practical course you will learn and practice the techniques to lay a hedge that is stock proof and healthy. You will have the skills and knowledge to confidently lay a hedge that is strong and will be bushy and healthy . All participants must wear steel toe capped boots. Please bring suitable gloves and outdoor/waterproof clothing. You may bring your own tools but they will be your responsibility. Please bring your own packed lunch and drink.

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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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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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