The aim of the course is to develop practical skills in our purpose-built workshop. You will learn Health and Safety in the workshop and how to use a range of tools and equipment safely. This will focus your skills on designing, sourcing and producing a range of products using a variety of techniques. These may include: felting, ceramics, woodworking, metalwork, textiles, photography, decoupage, appliqué, mosaic, jewellery and tie dye. The second element of Enterprise is the attention to the budget setting, planning, business and leadership roles and team work that lead to products being advertised, marketed and sold through a variety of platforms such as the college farm shop and online.
The aim of the course is to learn about plants, how to grow them and Health and Safety in the garden. You will learn to sow seeds, prick out seedlings, identify parts of a plant, plant out, weed, feed, water and harvest a range of vegetables. You will help to plan what we grow in each plot and select produce to be sold in the farm shop as well as help maintain the gardens at the college houses. You will learn to identify and use a range of hand tools as well as using a petrol mower and cultivator under supervision.
You will learn to look after animals and the land as well as Health and Safety on a farm. Sometimes you may see animals born. You will meet the vet and the sheep/alpaca shearer and see them working. You may learn to drive the college tractor, help with chain harrowing, rolling, haymaking, mending fences, hedging and ditching.
You will learn stable management, horse riding and Health and Safety when dealing with horses. You will learn to groom, muck out and feed the horses. You will learn to clean tack and find out about First Aid for horses. You will meet the vet and the farrier and see them working. You will learn to ride the college horses in our outdoor arena. You may enter local horse shows and perhaps win a rosette!