Who this course is for
No specific entry requirements for this full-time course, but it will be beneficial if you have an interest in:
- learning practical skills
- caring for animals, wildlife, plants, landscape and environment
Candidates also need to be aware of the physical requirements of this course and realise that there is a requirement for working outside in a range of weather conditions.
Successful completion of the NC Rural Skills course will allow progression to more advanced level course and apprenticeships. You may also gain employment in a wide range of land-based and rural skills industries.
|What you will learn|
|The Rural Environment||You will learn how the environment affects wildlife and humans alike and about land and water uses.|
|Rural Species and their Habitats||You will learn to identify sites and habitats as well as a range of species or varieties of organisms.|
|Rural Estate Maintenance||You will help with planning and carrying out tasks that maintain our Rural Estate.|
|Rural Work Activities||You will risk assess and undertake a variety of rural work activities.|
|Laying Slabs and Paving||You will be laying pathways in concrete slabs, as well as paved areas with brick pavoirs.|
|Woodland Skills||You will learn to identify trees, their growth habits and potential uses, as well as the conservation value of different types of forest cover and trees.|
|Employability and Core Skills||Your employability skills and core skills, such as Communication and IT, will also be developed throughout the course.|