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Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you enjoy being outdoors and are looking for a career that is physically demanding, exciting and adventurous then Forestry and Arboriculture could be for you. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it is very practical learning. You will be spending a lot of time in the workshop, learning how to care for and maintain the equipment, and even more time outdoors using it. You will be working with chainsaws, large and small, and learn how to safely fell trees and then dismantle them on the ground and turn them into useful product. You will also learn how to safely climb trees and move around in the canopy to inspect, prune or dismantle them. Our workshop is stocked with the latest tools, climbing equipment and chainsaws so you will become familiar with the equipment of the modern arborist and competent to use it all. We also have connections with the professional bodies in Arboriculture and with manufacturers and suppliers of equipment so you will become aware of trends and developments in the industry. It is not all fun in the outdoors though! The time you do spend in the classroom will give you a good understanding of the Forestry and Arboriculture industry, an insight into how trees work and how to look after them and bring you bang up to date with modern working practices and health and safety.

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Advanced Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture

Level 3 • Full-time • Bicton College


So you want an adventurous job working outdoors, solving problems and perhaps climbing trees or working with chainsaws. Perhaps Forestry and Arboriculture would work for you? The first thing you’ll notice about the course is that you will be learning both how to do the work and the reasons behind why it should be done that way. You can expect to spend one third of your time developing practical skills and two thirds on learning the theory and science. You will be thinking about trees from planting tiny whips to the biggest in the forest. You’ll be learning about how trees grow, what their needs are and how we manage them to benefit the wild environment, forests, woodlands, towns and gardens. You can expect to learn the practical skills of chainsaw work and felling trees, how to assess the risk of trees failing and the trees relationship with fungi and other pests and disease. For many arborists climbing is a skill used every day and you can develop the skills to climb safely in the biggest trees for the purposes of inspection, pruning or removal. In our workshop and store we have a wide range of professional equipment including modern professional quality chainsaws, climbing equipment with which you can learn a wide range technique, a commercial chipper and stump grinder. Infact everything we need for you to develop the set of skills that you need to make a strong contribution when you start in the industry. You’ll be learning from professionals with experience across the industry who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Arborist Apprenticeship Standard (Tree Surgery)

Level 2 • Work-based • Bicton College


The arboriculture industry manages trees for their benefits and values in diverse urban and rural locations from city parks and urban woodlands, to country estates and private gardens. The industry manages trees adjacent to highways, railways, watercourses and power lines. An arborist may progress to undertake inspections and surveys of individual and woodland trees, advising landowners on how to care for their trees, or teaching others about the benefits of carefully managing trees. The work of an arborist involves diverse activities such as chainsaw work, aerial tree work, pruning, dismantling and using appropriate machinery such as brushwood chippers. Arborists can work for local authorities, private companies and many are also self-employed. Tree work can be physically demanding and involves working outdoors in all weathers. While learning the practical side of arboriculture with your employer, you will also be required to attend college on a block release programme. While studying at Bicton College you can take advantage of the College’s estate, which houses an arboretum with veteran and specimen trees, machinery workshops, over 200 acres of extensive parklands and lots of opportunities for you to develop your arboriculture skills. Do you live far from the college? No problem! Accommodation is available on site! Prior to end point assessment you will need to achieve these qualifications: *Traffic Management (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding) * Safe Use of Brushwood Chipper * Chainsaw Maintenance &Crosscutting Timber Using a Chainsaw * Felling & Processing Timber up to 380mm * Safe Use of Mobile Elevated Work Platform * Accessing a Tree Using Rope & Harness * Aerial Tree Rescue Operations * Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) * Emergency First Aid * Aerial Cutting Using Free Fall Techniques * All the above are included in the apprenticeship.

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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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Creating Willow Animals NCFE Award Entry Level

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


Over the duration of this course you will create a variety of willow animals ranging from birds, sheep, reindeer and more. You can choose which animals you would like to create. Materials will be available for purchase and will cost approximately £15 per design.

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Success with Propagation

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Taking cuttings is one good way to propagate a wide range of your plants. There are a number of other methods including: layering, suckers and division. Learn how to improve your success rates by propagating a range of plants. Discuss the selection of plant material for propagation purposes. Also, the control of common pests and diseases as well as propagation equipment. This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in growing new plants from cuttings particularly ornamentals. If you are a new gardener or working in the industry this is an opportunity to improve your propagation skills.

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Floristry Designs NCFE Award

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College, Honors Flowers


Come and learn further skills in floristry; you will cover the principles and elements of design, hand-tied and gift wrapping, various floral arrangements, funeral and wedding design. This course is available at both our Bicton campus and at an offsite location in Plymouth.

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Award in Floral Design (Traditional Flower Arrangement - Table Decor)

Level 1 • Full-time • Honors Flowers


If you are interested in specialising in traditional Table arrangements, and want to use your creativity to learn how to create beautiful simple designs this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn: Different techniques and designs used within the industry, you will be able to work on small and large scale designs whist creating a range of designs that will go towards a final portfolio.

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City & Guilds Practical Horticulture skills - Grow Your Own

Level 1 • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is designed to give you the opportunity to improve your gardening skills to allow you to progress in your career within horticulture and vegetable production.

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City & Guilds Award in Practical Horticulture – Sustainable Food Growing

Level 2 • Part-time • Plotgate Community Farm


An Award in Practical Horticulture Skills is for adult learners (19+) and adults getting started in the horticulture industry. Or you might be working in a horticulture job and want to improve your skills. You don't need any previous experience or a current work placement. Taking place at Plotgate Community Farm, on the edge of the Somerset levels near Glastonbury, this course is primarily practical, and backed up by theory and discussion. It covers seasonal aspects of food growing, including fundamental practical skills in horticulture. Plotgate Community Farm www.plotgatecommunityfarm.org is a co-operative, in the hands of its members, committed to truly sustainable food produced with a spirit of low-carbon innovation all year round.

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Introduction to Horticulture - Your road to wellbeing

No Qualification • Part-time • Offsite


This course is run at CROP Gardens, a horticultural site managed by Livewell. You will be able to learn and develop horticultural skills and knowledge with the guidance of the tutor and team. There are various plots and poly-tunnels and you will have the opportunity to plant, propagate and grow a variety of plants and produce. Your road to wellbeing courses are relaxed and informal, enabling you to improve your wellbeing and mental health, building your self-confidence, and a great way to make friends. Our courses are for anyone aged 19 plus who suffers from or who is recovering from mental ill health. Our courses run one day per week, over 10 to 13 weeks per term. If you miss the start of the course don’t worry, you can join the courses at any time.

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Gardening - Your Road To Wellbeing

No Qualification • Part-time • Offsite


On this course you will develop your gardening skills whilst working as part of the team to maintain and enhance community centre grounds. As well as planting herbs, plants and shrubs you will also learn how to take cuttings, propagate, and maintain and develop the established gardens at one of our off-site locations. Richmond House, Penzance – Wednesdays 10am – 12:30pm and 1pm – 3:30pm Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard – Thursdays 10am – 4pm Coach House, Liskeard – Fridays 10am – 3pm Richmond House has a small greenhouse, many containers and a small vegetable area and fruit trees. Liskerrett Centre has a polytunnel, containers and areas suitable for growing a variety of produce and fruit trees. You will also help support the community store within the centre. The Coach House has a large polytunnel, small greenhouse, sheds, many containers and a small vegetable area and fruit trees. It is a peaceful area to learn gardening skills, how to use plants in a culinary and medicinal way, designing the garden, companion planting, composting and organic gardening. At all locations you will be encouraged to focus on areas of interest to you with tutor support. Our road to wellbeing courses are relaxed and informal, enabling you to improve your wellbeing and mental health, building your self-confidence, and they are a great way to make friends. Our courses are for anyone aged 19+ who is experiencing or recovering from mental ill-health. Our courses run one day per week, over 10 to 13 weeks per term. If you miss the start of the course don’t worry, you can join the course at any time.

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Gardening - Your road to wellbeing

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College St Austell


This is an exciting new project where you can develop your gardening skills and knowledge in a quiet area of the St Austell campus. You will learn how to plant seeds, propagate and grow a variety of plants, herbs and vegetables whilst being mindful of the local habitats and conservation. Your road to wellbeing courses are relaxed and informal, enabling you to improve your wellbeing and mental health, building your self-confidence, and a great way to make friends. Our courses are for anyone aged 19 plus who is experiencing or recovering from mental ill health. Our courses run one day per week, over 10 to 13 weeks per term. If you miss the start of the course don’t worry, you can join the courses at any time.

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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 Horticulture

Level 5 • Part-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

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FdSc Horticulture

Level 5 • Full-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

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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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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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