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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 • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) 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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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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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 Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Duchy College is the region’s largest land-based education and training provider, with both campuses located in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by rolling hills and working farm land. This Level 3 Agriculture course is perfect for you if you want to develop your technical knowledge and practical skills in order to gain a better understanding of the management of different agricultural enterprises, or as an alternative to A-levels to gain university entry. You can expect to be in college three to four days a week and to gain a wide variety of experience from practical work on the College farm and in association with our industry partners, which include Rothamstead Research, who provide unique research capabilities for the UK. We are also the only agricultural college in the country where students take an active role in first cut silage making. Our Duchy Stoke Climsland campus is home to Future Farm, a £10 million scheme including a state-of-the-art dairy unit, the campus occupies a 367-hectare estate with dairy, beef, sheep, arable and forage crops, plus a range of dry and wet habitats typical of the area. We also have an impressive portfolio of up-to-date farm machinery.

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Agriculture Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Agriculture is arguably the most important industry in the world and without the food, clothing and fibres it provides, we simply wouldn’t survive. Now an industry with highly-mechanised processes, employment in this sector goes beyond farm workers and managers to engineers, consultants and scientists. This is a full-time course for anyone who wants a broad introduction to the agricultural industry. Throughout the course you will develop skills and knowledge in a range of farming disciplines and technologies. You can expect to develop a wide range of skills across the range of farm enterprises. You are also required to complete 150 hours of work experience as a core element of your study programme, providing invaluable exposure to the industry. We are very proud of our Home Farms at Bicton College and Duchy College Stoke Climsland, which both incorporate dairy herds, the milk from which is sold to Saputo UK (formerly Dairy Crest) and is used to make Cathedral City cheddar. Bicton Home Farm totals 147 hectares used for grass and crop production, as well as a central area of parkland, on which we support a flock of 120 Mule ewes. We have many upgrades and improvements planned. Duchy College Home Farm totals 240 hectares of farmed land, including grassland, forage maize, winter wheat and spring barley, a flock of 100 February lambing Highlander cross Texels, a flock of 100 pure Highlanders, as well as three breeding sows and their piglets. We are currently developing a new 200 cow dairy unit.

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Land-Based Studies (Countryside Conservation/ Horticulture)

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and using 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. This course is an ideal introduction to countryside and conservation studies, where you will learn the basic skills required to progress to further education in countryside and conservation, arboriculture or horticulture.

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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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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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Bee Keeping Introduction

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


The Basic Bee Keeping Part 1 is a 2 term course of 36 hours providing a grounding in beekeeping. This course aims to get you started before getting your bees. The course is an excellent grounding for those wishing to keep bees and involves lectures, practical demonstrations, sharing of experiences along with answers to those unsure of whether to keep bees or not. All teaching takes place at Rosewarne where West Cornwall Beekeepers Association has an outdoor apiary.

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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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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 & 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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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 & 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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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. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Land & Wildlife Management Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and using 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. With access to our beautiful Rosewarne campus, spread over approximately 47 hectares, you will be able to immerse yourself in every aspect of countryside living.

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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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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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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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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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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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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


Develop your skills in dry stone walling with this two day course. Dry stone walls are part of our heritage and an important and attractive way to define boundaries. Laying the stones without using mortar is an age-old technique which keeps the walls strong and stable. You will undertake basic walling and be able to rebuild gaps in free-standing dry stone walls. Improve your awareness of safe working practices and the preservation of our wildlife and habitat.

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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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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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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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Beekeeping (Apiculture) for beginners

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Prospective beekeepers are strongly advised to seek as much information as possible about bees and work alongside another beekeeper before purchasing any hives. To start you on the right track we are offering a course for beginners. Apiculture has a voluntary Code of Conduct. The code’s objectives are to maintain good relations among all beekeepers and stakeholders, be considerate of public safety, and through good beekeeping practice, ensure the sustainability of bees and their environment. Please note these courses are run over three mornings as follows: 27 March, 10 April and 24 April - 9am to 12pm 22 May, 5 June and 19 June - 9am to 12pm Full Covid19 Risk assessment to be shared at the time of booking.

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