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Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


This Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate course is for adult learners wishing to gain basic skills in dog grooming and bathing, in preparation for the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. It will not give you the qualifications required to work as a professional groomer, but it will give you the experience and skills necessary to progress to Level 3. *Fees apply, please discuss course cost at interview.

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Floristry Designs

Level 1 • Part-time • Bicton College


If you love flowers and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. A short course to introduce you to basic floristry designs. Expect a course designed to build on your enthusiasm for floristry and build on your creativity. This course will be delivered on Wednesdays from 9.00am - 1.00pm

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Grassland management and restoration

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will focus on the management and restoration of semi-natural grassland. There will be a classroom element and a site visit. A variety of management techniques will be covered as well as a range of restoration techniques. The course is aimed at those in the conservation or land management sectors looking to gain more of an insight into grassland restoration or non-professionals with an interest. A basic understanding of habitats will be beneficial but not essential. Please note: this course is for those aged 19+ Time: 09:00am-16:00pm

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Habitat management for bats

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will focus on habitat management techniques with a view to enhance foraging and habitat connectivity for UK bat species. There will be a classroom element and a site visit to look at a range of ‘bat friendly’ habitats. The course is aimed at those in the conservation and land management sectors interested in bat conservation at the habitat and landscape scale. A basic understanding of land management will be beneficial but not essential. Please note: this course is for those aged 19+ Time: 09:00am-16:00pm

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Award In Tree Climbing & Rescue

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


This training course is intended for those involved in tree climbing operations and leads to the NPTC Certificate of Competence to Climb Trees and Perform Aerial rescue. It does not involve use of a chainsaw, but covers the minimum requirement for a ground person working with a climber in arboriculture. As aerial rescue is obligatory, those attending should have a ‘head for heights’. Training takes place over the first 5 days with assessment on Day 6. On this course you will identify functions and fitting of specialist equipment, use and tying of specialist knots, pre-climbing equipment checks; identification of hazards such as overhead cables, role of the climber and of the ground person, secure working position, climbing techniques, branch walking, use of supplementary anchor points, storage of equipment and regulations (LOLER, PUWER). This course runs every month, please contact us for further details on dates and times.

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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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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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Canine First Aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in first aid for dogs. It is ideal for dog owners or dog professionals. Understanding basic first aid for your dog will give you the skills to assist them and prevent them from getting worse before your vet gives professional help. Students will learn how to assess general dog health and recognise any signs of poor health including how to check vital signs. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Veterinary Nursing Diploma

Level 3 • Work-based • Bicton College


Our veterinary nursing teaching areas are designed to simulate a veterinary practice. We have a radiography room, laboratory, kennel area and operating theatre. We have many pieces of equipment that you would expect to find in a veterinary practice such as microscopes, anesthetic machines, operating tables and a large variety of surgical instruments. We also have a range of mannequins, from life-size Labradors to no so life-size ponies and with working farms and equestrian centres you will also have access to animals seen in large animal practices. We offer two options for you to start your studies in veterinary nursing depending on your GCSE results. This Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3. As a veterinary nurse you will provide support to sick and injured animals who are receiving treatment in a veterinary practice and provide expert nursing care. You will help to educate owners on maintaining the health of their pets and carry out a range of medical treatments under veterinary supervision. Knowing that you have helped nurse animals back to full health is one of the most rewarding careers. Please note we can only accept applications if you already have a Veterinary Placement or employment within a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons approved training practice Please take a look at our Animal Nursing Assistants Certificates if you do not have employment.

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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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Animal Care Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This Level 2 Animal Care course is available both Duchy college campuses, which are each home to a large variety of animals. The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care is about preparing you for any career with animals. Whether going into further study, wanting to become a pet shop assistant, a zoo keeper or work in rescue centres, this course sets you up for a career in the animal industry. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. This is a one year course than runs from September to July. It is run over 4 days at college and 1 day at a work experience placement to gain at all important experience. This course uses a balance of theory and practice to help you develop the skills and knowhow to confidently work with animals’ great and small. You will cover a broad range of topics that cater for all animals from small to large mammals, to birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. You will learn how to maintain animal health and welfare, how to care for feeding and accommodation routines. You will explore animal behaviour and correct handling techniques, along with ensuring Health & Safety is paramount in the Animal and Land based industries. You will learn about how to care for exotics animals and how animals’ biological systems work. You will also get to choose between either Introduction to Caring for Horses or Livestock. You will trial both units before deciding which you would like to develop further. You will study a combination of theory and practical work, and can expect to spend time both at college and in a work experience placement of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips to local zoos, wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries. You will need to purchase PPE to wear during your practical sessions. More information about what PPE will be required will be provided upon application.

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FdSc Wildlife Education & Media

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Take a look at your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, your computer. In your hand, under your fingers, is the final result of mathematical theory, engineering know-how, scientific understanding and technological inspiration. It is fused with design and art so it appeals to your sense of aesthetic and to your emotions. It allows you to be creative. So should a degree course. Single subject courses made sense in the twentieth century but in the twenty-first, life, employment, is a lot more complex and inter-disciplinary. Global problems require an ability to understand a range of subjects and combine them to propose global solutions. This is the case for conservation. Understanding the conservation science is one thing but explaining the issues and proposing the solutions to the general public is quite another. Most conservation science jobs require these skills: educators in zoos, aquariums and nature reserves, science journalists, wildlife media creators, wildlife guides, wildlife campaign managers, project coordinators, fundraisers for charities. The FdSc Wildlife Education and Media course does just that. It teaches you the zoological conservation science that makes you a conservation scientist but it also provides skills in educating a range of audiences, both in person and through a range of media. It is a theoretical course but it is also a practical and applied course: Pop-Up Nature Centres, British Science Week activity, interpretation development, storytelling, writing journalistic copy, producing films and podcasts. You don’t just learn but do. Employers like that and this is why this small course has been successful in getting graduates into jobs, especially if you complete the one-year top-up in BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology. You produce a portfolio to evidence your skills. You learn industry standard software. We guide you to become more employable. Other skills and knowledge you’ll gain include: • Learning subjects like ecology, zoology, biodiversity, evolution, animal behaviour and species/habitat conservation • Developing environmental interpretation for use by the public • Learning how to teach through running our dedicated pop-up nature centre • Planning and running an educational event for British Science Week • Learning how to use digital cameras for wildlife photography/film-making and industry-standard specialist software for media creation • Developing independent research skills in a second year project in conservation science, education and/or media. The course can be carried out on a full time basis, which is two years at our Newquay campus adjacent to Newquay Zoo, or on a part time basis over 3 or 4 years, where you will be infilled with full time students. During the course you will have the opportunity to visit various science communication centres and also to gain first-hand experience of teaching in the classroom. Overseas field work: The college also organises trips further afield, at your own cost. These trips are a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and practise your skills learnt at the college. They could also be considered highly valuable if you are looking to pursue a career in ecotourism, as a wildlife tour guide. Past trips have visited the forests of Borneo, the reefs of Egypt, nature reserves in Portugal and the beautiful island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. More recently, we have run fantastic trips to the Kruger National Park in South Africa and to the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras. Both of these trips offer great opportunities for a wildlife educator or a wildlife media creator to practice what you have learned in the class room. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you 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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Professional Cookery Advanced Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This course is suitable for those who have successfully completed a level 2 qualification in professional cookery or an equivalent qualification. It is a practical course that will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to work across a variety of sectors in the catering and food service industries, from event catering to fine dining restaurants. The course will enable you to develop skills in the preparation and cooking of complex meat, poultry, fish, hot and cold sauces, vegetables and salads. Level 3 will help you develop and refine your essential skills, building on your culinary foundations to take your cookery to a higher level with more complex techniques and dishes. You will also study the nutritional values of foods and ingredients, management and supervisory skills, successful kitchen management and how to store, prepare and cook food safely. The qualification enables learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a food environment and working with others, improving their own performance. As a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence in three disciplines, and AA Highly Commended College Rosette Restaurant winner, there really is nowhere, better to study catering and hospitality. This course is ideal if: You wish to study “Kitchen & Larder” and develop your practical skills in butchery and fish preparation, and learn how to cook and finish a number of complex dishes using meat, fish and shellfish, as well as vegetarian dishes. Or You wish to study “Patisserie and Confectionery” and develop your patisserie and bakery skills in hot desserts, cold sweets, breads, chocolate work, royal icing and artisan breads.

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FdSc Wildlife Education & Media

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Take a look at your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, your computer. In your hand, under your fingers, is the final result of mathematical theory, engineering know-how, scientific understanding and technological inspiration. It is fused with design and art so it appeals to your sense of aesthetic and to your emotions. It allows you to be creative. So should a degree course. Single subject courses made sense in the twentieth century but in the twenty-first, life, employment, is a lot more complex and inter-disciplinary. Global problems require an ability to understand a range of subjects and combine them to propose global solutions. This is the case for conservation. Understanding the conservation science is one thing but explaining the issues and proposing the solutions to the general public is quite another. Most conservation science jobs require these skills: educators in zoos, aquariums and nature reserves, science journalists, wildlife media creators, wildlife guides, wildlife campaign managers, project coordinators, fundraisers for charities. The FdSc Wildlife Education and Media course does just that. It teaches you the zoological conservation science that makes you a conservation scientist but it also provides skills in educating a range of audiences, both in person and through a range of media. It is a theoretical course but it is also a practical and applied course: Pop-Up Nature Centres, British Science Week activity, interpretation development, storytelling, writing journalistic copy, producing films and podcasts. You don’t just learn but do. Employers like that and this is why this small course has been successful in getting graduates into jobs, especially if you complete the one-year top-up in BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology. You produce a portfolio to evidence your skills. You learn industry standard software. We guide you to become more employable. Other skills and knowledge you’ll gain include: • Learning subjects like ecology, zoology, biodiversity, evolution, animal behaviour and species/habitat conservation • Developing environmental interpretation for use by the public • Learning how to teach through running our dedicated pop-up nature centre • Planning and running an educational event for British Science Week • Learning how to use digital cameras for wildlife photography/film-making and industry-standard specialist software for media creation • Developing independent research skills in a second year project in conservation science, education and/or media. The course can be carried out on a full time basis, which is two years at our Newquay campus adjacent to Newquay Zoo, or on a part time basis over 3 or 4 years, where you will be infilled with full time students. During the course you will have the opportunity to visit various science communication centres and also to gain first-hand experience of teaching in the classroom. Overseas field work The college also organises trips further afield, at your own cost. These trips are a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and practise your skills learnt at the college. They could also be considered highly valuable if you are looking to pursue a career in ecotourism, as a wildlife tour guide. Past trips have visited the forests of Borneo, the reefs of Egypt, nature reserves in Portugal and the beautiful island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. More recently, we have run fantastic trips to the Kruger National Park in South Africa and to the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras. Both of these trips offer great opportunities for a wildlife educator or a wildlife media creator to practice what you have learned in the class room.

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