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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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Access to Science

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


An academic Level 3 course in Science starting in September 2022. This course is for adults which, once completed will provide learners with the entry requirements to progress onto a university degree or Higher Apprenticeship in a variety of science based disciplines. This is an opportunity to complete a 60 credit Diploma in 36 weeks. The Access to HE Diploma is validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency which is licensed by the QAA.

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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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Junior Tractor Driving

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Do you know a 13 – 15 year old who would like to learn how to operate a tractor? This course covers health and safety awareness, basic maintenance, tractor driving and maneuvering, attaching and detaching implements, reversing and rules and regulations.

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Access to Science

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


An academic Level 3 course in Science starting in September 2022. This course is for adults which, once completed will provide learners with the entry requirements to progress onto a university degree or Higher Apprenticeship in a variety of science based disciplines. This is an opportunity to complete a 60 credit Diploma in 36 weeks. The Access to HE Diploma is validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency which is licensed by the QAA.

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Land-Based Studies (Agriculture) City & Guilds Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you love everything to do with agriculture and have your sights set on working within the agriculture industry, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in your career. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time on the college farm, learning by doing as you work on a range of tasks with the livestock, machinery, crops and farm estate. Our working farm features 260 head dairy herd, 200 ewes, and a small number of pigs, whose piglets we rear and sell through a local butcher. We are also in the process of building the Future Farm. There really has never been a more exciting time to be part of agriculture at Duchy. You’ll be working with all the livestock on the farm: cattle, sheep and pigs. You’ll be performing tasks that help to maintain their accommodation, health treatments and selection for breeding and for sale. You will be developing all of the essential skills you need to assist with the care of animals. You will also gain an understanding of wildlife and conservation in the local area. Alongside this, you will assist with a range of estate maintenance tasks, like fencing and maintenance of structures. You will also be driving our tractors and making use of our tractor driving area, as well as on the farm. As a Level 1 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the agriculture industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced professionals, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Junior Tractor Maintenance

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for 13-16 year olds who want to know a little more about maintaining tractors. This course will cover: General health and safety practice when working in a workshop and on machines. Pre- use inspection including but not comprehensive, checking tyres, checking fluid levels, air filters and lights. Changing fuel filters and how to bleed a fuel system. Carrying out a full 150 hour service on a tractor following manufacturer’s instructions. Completion of relevant records to meet health and safety requirements. On completion you will be awarded with a Duchy College attendance certificate.

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Junior Tractor Maintenance

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for 13-16 year olds who want to know a little more about maintaining tractors. This course will cover: General health and safety practice when working in a workshop and on machines. Pre- use inspection including but not comprehensive, checking tyres, checking fluid levels, air filters and lights. Changing fuel filters and how to bleed a fuel system. Carrying out a full 150 hour service on a tractor following manufacturer’s instructions. Completion of relevant records to meet health and safety requirements. On completion you will be awarded with a Duchy College attendance certificate.

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Junior Tractor Driving

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Do you know a 13 – 15 year old who would like to learn how to operate a tractor? This course covers health and safety awareness, basic maintenance, tractor driving and maneuvering, attaching and detaching implements, reversing and rules and regulations.

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Junior Tractor Driving

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Do you know a 13 – 15 year old who would like to learn how to operate a tractor? The course covers: Health & safety awareness, basic maintenance, tractor driving & manoeuvring, reversing, rules and regulations. A great day for any of your younger drivers.

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