Workplace Safety and Emergency Procedures
Make a Familiar Journey Safely
Identify Hazards in Familiar Settings
Improve Personal Manner and Conduct
Behaviour at Work
Introduction to ICT
Working as Part of a Group
Recognise Farm Animals
Move a Farm Animal
Maintain a Fence
Recognise Small Animals
Recognise Parts of the Body of Small Animals and Their Function
Recognise Types of Animal Housing and Bedding for Small Animals
Recognise Types of Foods and Feed Small Animals
Recognise use and Care for Tools used in Horticulture
Prepare and Plant an Area
Weed a Planted Area
Fill Plant Containers
Students need to be 16 or over and have an interest in practical subjects to qualify. No previous qualifications are required and the College provides support for those who have learning difficulties and disabilities
Learning and assessment
All units will be formally assessed using the C&G criteria and they will also be fully internally verified and submitted external verification where necessary.
On completion of this course it may be possible for students to progress onto a Level 1 course in Animal Care, Agriculture, Horticultural, Countryside or consider Supported Internship.
Assistant gardener, assistant grounds person, garden centre assistant, farmhand, countryside assistant etc.
1. Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Personal protective equipment e.g. Wellingtons / work boots (preferably steel toe-capped), overalls, waterproofs.
All students will gain either work experience or enrichment in one or more of the four vocational areas.