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Open Day 2014

A great Open Day thank you to all who turned up.



LANTRA Land-based Work-based Level 1 (City and Guilds)

We have been accepted by East Durham College to provide the above course and are now a franchise with them. We can take school children and other students up to 19. We may be able to accommodate over 19 with funding.

We have been really successful in the past with 100% pass rates both before and after being accepted as a franchise.

We have another intake for this course in January 2012, details listed below. So if you are interested please contact Pat and have an informal chat and come along for an informal visit. Contact details on site.

The units we choose from are listed below, the students are very much hands on with minimal need for writing. They produce a portfolio and we use photographs as their required evidence for the successful completion of the units.

The course is split into Award, Certificate and Diploma. Once Award achieved they can go onto Certificate and so on.

Units that we select from to conduct at Ark on the Edge:-

  • Assist with the care of animals
  • Principles of the care of animals
  • Assist with animal accommodation
  • Principles of dealing with animal accommodation
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
  • Principles of transporting supplies of physical resources within the work area
  • Assist with the transport of supplies of physical resources in the work area
  • Assist with maintaining structures and surfaces
  • Principles of maintaining structures and surfaces
  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment
  • Principles of the maintenance of equipment
  • Principles of maintaining grass surfaces
  • Assist with the maintenance of grass surfaces
  • Assist with maintaining plants
  • Principles of maintaining plants
  • Introduction to Dry Stone Walling
  • Assist with the planting and establishing of plants
  • Principles of planting and establishing plants

There may well be others that we could use from a very long list. Pat Kingsnorth, who runs the course, is a qualified tutor, the IV is conducted by a member of East Durham College and the EV comes directly from City and Guilds.

All PPE is provided, students need to bring own lunch and snacks but tea and coffee is provided. We have an education centre which is heated and has toilet and wash facilities and is fully equipped for disabled usage.

British Safety Councils Health and Safety in the Workplace - Entry Level and Level 1

We are an authorised site for this course which forms part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring that all students go with the best possible start for their working life.

We can also provide a number of bespoke courses or help with obtaining pet badges and the like please contact us.

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