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Countryside Level 1 at Reaseheath College

Course description

This is a great introductory course if you’d like to work in the countryside or outdoors. You’ll focus on building practical skills working with natural habitats, building countryside structures and explore employment opportunities across the industry.

With lots of support and guidance throughout the year, this will help you build your confidence ready to progress on to further study or work once you’ve completed the course.

You will gain:

  • Level 1 qualification in Countryside
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Maintaining structures and surfaces
  • Maintaining animal accommodation
  • Planting and establishing plants
  • Transporting supplies
  • Habitat management
  • Health and safety
  • Preparation for interview
  • Work experience
  • Personal development classes
  • Job applications and course applications
  • You will undertake a 2-3 week work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at grades E/F
  • If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Countryside, Horticulture or Agriculture

Career options

  • A wide range of land and environment based jobs, working with animals, conservation, farming or working with machinery
  • Combine work with training on an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship in an agriculture or countryside based career

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.