Land Based Studies (Woodland and Countryside)- Level 1 BTEC - Plumpton at Plumpton College
If you're looking to gain a thorough understanding of all the practical and academic skills, as well as an understanding of woodlands and countryside, this is the course of you.
You'll learn all of the necessary skills to help make you more employable and be successful in the workplace. A mixture of practical and classroom sessions will help to give you a sound understanding and create an evidence-based portfolio.
Developing Practical Skills for Maintaining Plants
Maintain the Safety of Self and Others in the Workplace
Assist with the Maintenance of Equipment
Assist with the Planting and Establishing Plants
Assist with Maintaining Plants
Planting and Staking a Tree
- You'll need to have achieved 1 or more GCSEs between grade E-G (new grades 2-1)
- Successful completion of the Rural Pathways programme and a strong interest in forestry and arboriculture
- Successful completion of a Level 1 course from another area
- Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.
- 16-18 exempt
- 16-18 exempt
- Cost for day students- £120 per year
- Cost for residential students- £200 per year
The facility fee is applicable to all our full time FE students and this is paid annually before you arrive for your enrolment and induction. This fee assists in providing non-educational facilities which include security, sports amenities, membership of the Sports and Social Club, minibuses, Wi Fi access, television room, on-site medical support and free car parking subject to availability.
For students aged 19 plus please contact Admissions for further fee information:
By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 2 in Forestry and Arboriculture or into employment as an Estate Worker or Grounds Maintenance Assistant.
Course duration is 3 days per week for 1 year.
With over 800 hectares of land on-site, you'll certainly be in the right environment to develop your skills. The department has the latest equipment for you to use on your courses. You'll be able to work with a range of tractors, a wood miser saw mill, a range of wood chippers, a mobile elevated work platform and tree climbing equipment. We've got areas of farmed land, hedgerows, ponds, streams and woodland for you to explore. You'll also be able to visit out working commercial woodland at Flimwell with its up-to-date modern workshop. We have fantastic links with land owners and estates in the local area which means you'll be able to gain full practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector.
How to apply
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