This practical course offers an introduction to gardening and estate maintenance in the college’s Community Garden, Italian Garden, woodlands and 125 acre estate.
You will study:
Tree and shrub planting; Rural estate maintenance; Tools and equipment; Soft landscaping; Core skills; Employability; Rural species identification; Enterprise skills; Work experience; Constructing rural features; Structures.
No formal entry requirements. Although candidates 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.