C&G Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Operations (Houghall)
Following completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector, roles include: general farm worker, a landscape assistant, and a kennel assistant.
You will cover a mixture of theory and practical activities and will follow one of three pathways: Horticulture, Animal Care or Agriculture. The Houghall estate provides the ideal environment for you to gain practical skills and knowledge and also gives you the opportunity to develop essential employability skills.
Direct entry - Minimum of 3 GCSEs or equivalent (Progress to functional skills (Entry 3) Progression entry - An Entry 3 qualification (Minimum entry 2 maths and English).
Topics covered in the course: Maths & English, Estate skills, Health and safety and safe working practices, Work experience, Lawn and plant maintenance, Caring for small animals, Caring for farm livestock, and Conservation.
You will be assessed throughout the course through written tasks and practical activities.
1 Year programme Full time. A mix of practical and theory lessons.
Houghall Campus, Durham
More important information about this course:
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
If you are aged 19+ years old you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.
Learners under 25 years old with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will not pay fees.
If you do need to pay fees they are:
Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.
City & Guilds Group Bursaries
City & Guilds Group Bursaries are available to learners starting or completing a City & Guilds or ILM qualification, starting courses on or after 1st September 2017.
To qualify learners need to be able to
- Demonstrate genuine financial need that would otherwise prevent them from completing their chosen qualification
- Be over 19 years old
- Be a UK resident.
Bursaries range from £200 to £10,000 and can cover any costs that arise as a result of the learner undertaking a City & Guilds or ILM qualification.
This can include
- Course fees
- Travel Expenses
- Materials/ Tools/ Books
- *Living Costs
To apply, visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries
Learners need to initially register online (this takes around 30 seconds). Once they have registered, they then get access to the full online application.
*Please note Living Costs are rarely supported and only considered in extreme circumstances.
Closing date - Monday, 12 June 2017, 10am
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (16 Jan 2018 19:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually
We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:
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