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Bill Quay Farm To Hold Animal Care Course Open Days

Gateshead’s Bill Quay Farm will be hosting an open day for its East Durham College run animal care courses on Wednesday 17th February and Saturday 19th March between 10am-12pm.

The successful partnership between East Durham College and Bill Quay Farm has been running for three years, giving young people from the more urban city area of Gateshead and Newcastle the opportunity to study on land based courses.

The open days will give potential new students, looking to start on courses in September 2016, the opportunity to meet with lecturers and current students from the courses at the farm, and also the opportunity to view the facilities at the site.

The level one and two animal care courses cover a mixture of theory and practical activities and follow a mix of three pathways: Horticulture, Animal Care and Agriculture.

The Bill Quay estate provides the ideal environment for students to gain practical skills and knowledge and also gives them the opportunity to develop essential employability skills.

Ian Hall, course leader in Animal Care at East Durham College, is delighted to see this partnership continue into the 2016-17 academic year and can’t wait to meet potential new students at the open days.

Ian said: “It’s great for us to be able to continue to run these courses at Bill Quay Farm.

“We have had a great three years bringing these animal care courses to another part of the region, away from our Houghall campus in Durham.

“There have been some great students to come through the doors at Bill Quay and I can’t wait to meet the next set of students looking to start in September.”

For more information on East Durham College’s animal care courses at Bill Quay Farm contact the team on 0191 441 9715, email kelly@billquayfarm.org.uk or call the college’s Houghall campus reception on 0191 375 4710.