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Dog Grooming Assistants Level 2 Certificate

This course is for 2 days a week over 10 weeks and will include practical grooming experience in a grooming parlour environment. Progressing on from the first stage and for those wishing to improve their grooming, this course is designed to further advance your clipping and scissoring skills, widen your breed awareness and start to apply your grooming knowledge to a wider variety of breeds and coat textures.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 10 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
Floristry International Programme

An intensive course for international students intended to introduce the student to Floristry and develop the creative skills and knowledge needed to

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 22 Weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
FEPA PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides Award

PA1 covers the principles of safe pesticide application.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 Day
  • Study mode: Full time
BHS Horse Knowledge and Care Stage 1 (non riding)

This course will provide the student with the competencies to apply basic principles of horse care. Working under supervision, the holder will have basic knowledge and practice of looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 8 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time
BHS Riding and Road Safety - Weekday Course

This course will educate riders in road safety in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the road.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 3 Days
  • Study mode: Part time
Zoo Keeper for a Day

A fun activity day for children aged 8 - 12 years (run in school holidays only) including working with a huge variety of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, reptiles and birds to name but a few. Throughout the day we will work with our small animals, birds, reptiles and finally farm; feeding and watering, cleaning out enclosures, learning how to safely handle the animals.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 Day
  • Study mode: Full time
Learn How to Build a Brickwork Barbecue

Learn the basics of brick laying by constructing this barbecue, which can them be replicated in your garden in time for summer.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 Day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Environmental Conservation Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a ranger/warden, estate worker or conservation officer. Suitable employers could include the National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, local authority countryside services and environmental consultancies.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 18 Months
  • Study mode: Customised
Small Scale Farming Module 2

This 10 week part time evening course is designed to provide potential smallholders with the practical skills and husbandry knowledge associated with small scale farming activities.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Part time
Make Your Own Summer Planter and Hanging Basket

Save money and personalise your garden by creating your own summer hanging baskets and planters on this half day course

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 Day
  • Study mode: Weekend
BHS Riding and Road Safety - Saturday Course

This course will educate riders in road safety in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the road.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 3 Days
  • Study mode: Part time
Sports Turf Advanced Level Apprenticeship

This course introduces learners to supervisory level green keeping and groundsmanship. The course also includes the training for the NPTC CoC in automatic turf irrigation systems, learners then have the option of taking the additional test to gain this extra qualification (an additional cost will apply).

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 2 Years
  • Study mode: Customised
Arboriculture (Trees and Timber) Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is designed to allow you to develop the skills required to manage and maintain trees and timber for amenity and commercial purposes. This course is delivered 1 day every 2 weeks over 18 months.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 18 months
  • Study mode: Customised
BHS Riding and Road Safety - Evening Course

This course will educate riders in road safety in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the road.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 3 Days
  • Study mode: Part time
Horticulture Intermediate Apprenticeship

This course covers the basic principles of general horticulture including the development and maintenance of amenity areas, plant knowledge and the safe use of machinery. This Apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who enjoys working outside and is already working in the industry and wants to gain a recognised horticulture qualification, whilst being employed.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 20 months
  • Study mode: Customised
Sports Turf Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

This course will enable you to gain an award in the sports turf industry at craftsman level. Topics include: monitor and maintain health and safety, use and maintain equipment and machines, prepare and operate a tractor and attachments, establish plants outdoors, present, maintain and repair sports surfaces, develop personal performance, maintain health and sports turf.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 20 months
  • Study mode: Customised
Equine Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

This course is suitable for those looking to work in the equine industry. It’s one of the most diverse industries within the land-based sector with opportunities for working in livery yards, riding schools, racing yards, training yards or competition yards.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Customised
Pruning Workshop

Learn how and when to prune the shrubs in your garden to enhance their ornamental features. Learn the three Ds of pruning and how to rejuvenate overgrown plants.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 1 Day
  • Study mode: Weekend
Equine Advanced Level Apprenticeship

This course aims to provide a high standard of yard-based training. In this apprenticeship you’ll take on more responsibilities.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Customised
Aerial Tree Rigging

This three day course is designed to prepare the experienced arborist for the City and Guild NPTC assessment in Aerial Tree Rigging unit 309.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 3 days
  • Study mode: Full time
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