Get into Grounds Maintenance

About the course

Please apply for this course using the following link:

https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/media/5173/aeb-criteria-application-form.pdf

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements other than an interest in the subject area

What will the course involve?

Employability:

The qualification will prepare individuals to progress into the land based sector by developing their specific knowledge, skills and understanding; preparing them for employment and offering support to a specific industry.

Health & Safety:

Understand health and safety risks arising from work activities within the Grounds maintenance industry; understand matters affecting health and safety; understand and maintain safe plant and equipment; ensure safe handling and use of substances; understand H&S information and instruction; ensure competency to carry out tasks; understand and maintain safe and healthy working conditions.

Practical Horticulture Skills:

Focussing upon the fundamental practical skills in horticulture, you will learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower, maintaining turf or constructing a path.

Pedestrian Controlled Mowers:

This covers pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls and instruments, and operating the machine taking in to account the type of cutting mechanism used.

How long will I be learning?

Location: Preston

Course Duration: 1 Week

· Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm

Start Date:

· 29th April 2019

· 13th May 2019

What equipment will I need?

Sensible outdoor clothing is required for practical work.

Steel toe capped boots/Wellingtons are essential.

What can I expect to learn from this course?

During the 1 week programme, you will achieve the following qualifications:

· Award in Practical Horticulture Skills

· Level 1 Award in Employability Skills

· Level 2 Award in Health & Safety

· Level 2 Award in Pedestrian Controlled Mowers

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?