C&G Level 1 Certificate 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). Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.
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:
Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2019
Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2019 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan
Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2019 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications
Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible
Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50
If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:
Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.
*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years
City & Guilds Group Bursaries
C&G run their own bursary programme to help people who are financially unable to complete one of their qualifications. They award bursaries twice a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds qualification, but lack the funds. Their bursaries are grants that cover costs arising as a result of taking one of their qualifications which can include course and/or exam fees, learning materials, travel and childcare. For more detail on the criteria and how to apply, please visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (18 Jul 2019 21:10) 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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