1 Full-Time Prospectus at the most successful College in Staffordshire
2 Be a Star at the most successful College in Staffordshire* Want to study at a vibrant, fun College with a proven track record? Our statistics speak for themselves... 84% of our students successfully complete their course - the highest in Staffordshire! Your time to shine? Apply now Call or online at *Latest figures from The Data Service
3 A very warm welcome to South Staffordshire College. I m really pleased you are considering coming to join us to study. Our learners are so important to us and we strive to deliver a great experience and to help everyone achieve their very best. This determination has seen us become recognised as the most successful College in Staffordshire for two consecutive years. We have such a wide range of courses available that I am sure you will find a subject and level of study to suit you. Whether you are just leaving school or looking to return to education, we will help you improve your skills and qualifications to get the job you really want, and help you to succeed. We also recognise that the environment that you learn in makes a huge difference. That s why, last year, we invested 3.5m in the new state-of-the-art Foster Learning Centre at our Rodbaston Campus, and our Cannock Campus is also currently undergoing a 6m refurbishment which is due to be completed in. Our learners tell me that what they like about South Staffordshire College is that it is a friendly place, that they feel supported and that they enjoy learning with us. We pride ourselves on the additional support that is on hand for help, guidance and encouragement throughout your time here at College. We aim to provide you with the qualifications you need, but we also want to equip you with the additional skills and experience that will help you succeed in whatever you move on to next, be it higher education, further study in College, or employment. I hope you will find everything you need in this prospectus to help you choose the right course. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Admissions Team, or call in to see our Learner Services Team at any of the Campuses. If you want to see what the College is really like, please come to one of our Open Events. You ll be able to speak to lecturers about the courses you are interested in, and get a feel for our facilities. We look forward to welcoming you to the College. Graham Morley Chief Executive Principal Newly refurbished Cannock Campus opens! ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS Welcome to the South Staffordshire College Further Education Prospectus for Full-Time Courses This is the standard print version of the prospectus, but audio, large print and braille versions are all available on request. So, if you would like an alternative version of the prospectus, please call , specify which version you would prefer and we will send it out to you. Augmented Reality Content Download the College s Augmented Reality (AR) app. Point your smart device at the AR-enabled content to bring it to life instantly with interactive information, animation and videos about the College. Step 1 DOWNLOAD the free South Staffordshire College AR app from the Apple or Android app stores. Step 2 POINT your device at the image marked with the AR icon to see it come to life. NB: AR is not currently supported by Blackberry. To view any of the videos featured in this prospectus visit our YouTube channel:
4 WANT TO BE A STAR? Visit one of our OPEN EVENTS Cannock Campus 21st November pm pm 24th January pm pm 5th March pm pm 22nd April pm pm 18th June pm pm Rodbaston Campus 24th November am pm 26th January am pm 4th March pm pm 27th April am pm 17th June pm pm Lichfield Campus 20th November pm pm 23rd January pm pm 7th March pm pm 23rd April pm pm 22nd June am pm Tamworth Campus 22nd November pm pm 22nd January pm pm 6th March pm pm 25th April pm pm 20th June pm pm For further information, please visit or call
5 Contents Quick course reference table for full-time courses What qualifications will I need? What else will I learn? Raising the Participation Age Cannock Campus Information & Map Lichfield Campus Information & Map Tamworth Campus Information & Map Rodbaston Campus Information & Map What else can I do at College Mentoring & Counselling Agriculture Animal Care Rural Enterprise Academy Applied Science Art & Design Art & Design (Photography) Beauty Therapy Business Studies & Administration Catering & Hospitality Childcare Construction Countryside Management Electrical & Engineering Environmental Sustainability Equine Floristry Hairdressing Health & Social Care Horticulture Information Technology Media Motorsport Motor Vehicle Music Production Technology Performing Arts Plumbing Public Services Sports & Leisure Travel & Tourism Veterinary Nursing Supported Learning Pathways to Progression Apprenticeships A-Levels Access to Higher Education Diploma Higher Education Support Services & General Information Fees and Funding How to Apply Application Form - Full-Time Vocational Application Form - A Levels To make it easier for you to find the right course, at the right Campus, we have given each Campus a colour and a code for each course. Disclaimer Campus Key TC RC LC Cannock Campus Tamworth Campus Rodbaston Campus Lichfield Campus This Prospectus This prospectus contains information believed correct at the time of printing. It is possible that information may change for various reasons, including alterations to policies, which are constantly reviewed. The prospectus does not and will not form any part of any contract or relationship between South Staffordshire College and any present or future learners, nor does it purport to. South Staffordshire College reserves the right to withdraw any course listed in this prospectus at any time. South Staffordshire College would like to thank all learners and staff who took the time to be involved in this prospectus. This prospectus contains all the full-time further education courses offered by South Staffordshire College across its four Campuses. If you would like to enquire about University / part-time courses run at South Staffordshire College please ring: for a prospectus, or visit:
6 Quick course reference For our quick guide to which courses are available at each of our Campuses, please see the table below. For detailed information, please come to our Open Events (for dates please see page 2) to discuss your particular needs or talk to your school or SYPS advisor. Vocational courses Subjects Entry Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Access to HE Agriculture Animal Care Applied Science Art & Design Art & Design (Photography) Beauty Therapy Business Studies & Administration Catering & Hospitality Childcare Construction Countryside Management Electrical & Engineering Environmental Sustainability Equine Studies Floristry Hairdressing Health & Social Care Horticulture IT Media Motorsport Motor Vehicle Music Production Technology Performing Arts Plumbing Public Services Sport & Leisure Supported Learning/Pathways to Progression Travel & Tourism Veterinary Nursing TC TC TC TC TC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC TC LC LC TC TC TC TC TC LC TC TC TC TC TC LC TC RC TC RC TC RC TC RC RC RC RC TC RC RC RC TC TC TC TC RC RC RC RC TC TC TC TC TC TC RC RC RC RC TC TC TC TC RC TC RC TC RC TC TC RC LC LC LC LC LC LC LC LC TC LC TC TC TC TC TC TC RC TC TC RC LC LC LC Find out what our students think For details of our Level 4/5 and Higher Education courses see page 159 or refer to our website
7 20% DISCOUNT ON HIGHER EDUCATION FEES for learners who successfully complete a Level 3 course or 3 A Levels at South Staffordshire College. Call for details. A Levels Subjects A Level Applied Science (A Level Single Award) Art & Design (Fine Art) LC Art & Design (Photography) LC Biology RC Business Studies RC LC Chemistry RC Drama & Theatre Studies LC Economics English RC LC Key Environmental Studies Film Studies Geography RC RC LC TC Available at Cannock Campus Available at Tamworth Campus Geology Government & Politics History RC RC LC Available at Rodbaston Campus Available at Lichfield Campus Information & Communication Technology RC LC Law Mathematics RC Mathematics - Further Mathematics Media Studies LC Music LC Physics Psychology RC Sociology RC 05 -
8 What qualifications will I need? For our quick guide to which courses are available from which Campuses, please see the Quick Reference Table on pages 4 and 5. For detailed information, please come to our Open Events to discuss your particular needs or talk to your school or SYPS advisor. Where do I start? School Leavers What you do when you leave school is a pretty big decision and it will have an impact on the rest of your life. We aim to help you make the right decision by offering impartial advice and guidance from our Learner Services Team. At College you will be treated as an adult in a friendly and supportive environment. Your student years should be the best of your life, and we aim to ensure you have fun while you study. Adults As an adult returning to education or continuing on to Higher Education you may feel a bit uneasy about taking those first steps. If you have any concerns, you can book a confidential interview with a Careers and Progression Advisor. A large number of our full-time learners are mature learners so you will fit in straight away. The friendly support of Careers and Progression Advisors and Progression Coaches will also soon make you feel at home. Our aim is to give you the support you need to gain the job-related skills and self-confidence required for a successful career. Your education and qualifications explained We offer you opportunities to progress through a wide range of qualifications. The table below will help you to identify which Level is most appropriate for you. Please note, the for each Level may vary for specific courses, you will need to check the course information page before submitting your application. Qualifications taken at school or College Qualifications taken at College that are work-based Qualifications taken at College Qualifications taken at College in Childcare Typical Entry Requirements (what you need to start at this Level) Pre-Entry Level PRE ENT ASDAN Pre-Entry Level Routes to courses No formal qualifications Entry Level ENT Entry Level ASDAN Edexcel Entry Level Entry Level No formal qualifications Level 1 LV1 GCSEs NVQ 1 Edexcel Level 1 CACHE Foundation 3 GCSEs Grade E or above Level 2 LV2 GCSEs NVQ 2 BTEC Diploma CACHE Certificate 4 GCSEs Grade D or above Level 3 LV3 Level 4/5 LV4/5 AS Level A2 Level NVQ 3 HNC Foundation Degree HND Degree BTEC Extended Award & BTEC National Diploma HNC Foundation Degree HND Degree CACHE Diploma HNC Foundation Degree HND Degree 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C including English or Maths OR 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C excluding English or Maths Any of the Level 3 qualifications listed above
9 What else will I learn? South Staffordshire College is firmly committed to helping all of our learners to progress in life as well as achieving to the best of their abilities in their study. Consequently, our courses and the environments in which you are taught have been developed to help give you the skills and experience that you will need when you start your working life. However, many personal skills and experiences are required in the world of work which are not specific to any one course, and are actually lifelong skills that will be needed whatever you decide to do. These include skills such as: How to work as part of a team How to write an effective CV and job application Developing your personal confidence English skills and effective written communication Maths skills Information communication technology (ICT) skills Because English and Maths are so important to your progression, we have developed a number of programmes which run alongside your coursework, where you will gain valuable skills that can be applied in your future outside of the College. If you have any further questions about how they can help you, please call and ask to speak to a member of the Learner Services Team who will be happy to help you. Raising the Participation Age (RPA) - What does this mean for young people? The vast majority of 16 and 17 year olds already choose to continue in education or training. The Government is increasing the age at which everyone needs to do so. If you are in Year 11 in September 2012, you will need to continue in education or training until at least the end of the school year in which you turn 17. If you are in Year 10 or below, you will need to continue until at least your 18th birthday, as most people already do. RPA is not about raising the school leaving age. You will be able to participate through a range of options: Full-time education, such as school or College An Apprenticeship Part-time education or training if you are employed, selfemployed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week. Attending College can provide you with lots of new exciting opportunities and learning experiences. At South Staffordshire College we offer every type of course to suit your learning style - whether you prefer a more practical course to learn a new skill such as hairdressing or engineering, want to learn on-the-job through an Apprenticeship, or want to do A Levels. Our Careers and Progression Advisors are here to help you decide which routes are best for you. If you would like to speak to one of our advisors or arrange an appointment call or You can also find out more information about RPA at: youngpeople/participation/rpa More information on Apprenticeships is available at: Apprenticeship-Service.aspx The National Careers Service also provides professional, impartial advice about education, training and employment. Their website is https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk. You can speak to an advisor by contacting the helpline which is available from 8.00am to 10pm, seven days a week on , or for text messages on
10 Brand new Campus building opening! come here for: Access to HE Art & Design Beauty Therapy Business Studies & Administration Catering & Hospitality Childcare Construction Hairdressing Health & Social Care IT Motorsport Motor Vehicle Pathways to Progression Public Services Sport & Leisure Supported Learning Travel & Tourism A Levels TRAVEL INFORMATION BUS Cannock Campus is situated next door to Cannock bus station - so it is really easy and convenient to travel to College by bus. There are a whole range of routes and destinations available, for more information please visit BY RAIL Cannock train station is about 1 mile away from Cannock Campus, for more information about train times and routes please visit CAR From M6 - leave the M6 at junction 12 and take the A5 towards Cannock. After 1.5 miles take the 1st exit at the roundabout onto the A4601. Keep going straight on, past the lights at Asda. For Progress Centre, turn right at the next set of lights and follow the road for 0.5 miles. Progress Centre is on Progress Drive on the left hand side of the next roundabout, opposite Lighting Bug. For Cannock Campus, continue on the A4601 past the lights at ASDA until the next roundabout, take the first exit following signs for Stafford. At next roundabout (Beecroft) take 1st exit onto Park Road and The Green is directly opposite the bus station. From A34 Stafford - As you enter Cannock on A34, you pass the Leisure Centre on your right. At the roundabout turn right onto Park Road. The Green is directly opposite the bus station. For Progress Centre, take 2nd exit at Beecroft roundabout, then right at next roundabout. Get into left hand lane and turn left at traffic lights onto Walsall Road. For Progress Centre follow the road for 0.5 miles. Progress Centre is on the left hand side of the next roundabout, opposite Lighting Bug. From A34 Walsall - follow signs for Cannock town centre. Progress Centre is located on the 1st roundabout to the right in Bridgtown. For The Green continue straight over the roundabout and turn right at the lights at the top of Walsall Road. Take 1st left towards Stafford at roundabout, then 1st left at next roundabout (Beecroft). The Green is directly opposite the bus station. TRAVEL TIMES Bus Travel Times Car Travel Times Train Travel Times Rugeley to Cannock 24 minutes 20 minutes 15 minutes Burntwood to Cannock 40 minutes 36 minutes - Wolverhampton to Cannock 55 minutes 27 minutes - Walsall to Cannock 29 minutes 15 minutes 17 minutes Stafford to Cannock 36 minutes 20 minutes 27 minutes
11 Lloyd St. A34 Stafford Road Pye Green Rd. Hatherton Rd. B5012 Dartmouth Rd. Manor Av. Newhall St. Wolverhampton Rd. Towards A4601 W ton Rd. and M6 J11 A4601 Avon Road Beecroft Rd. A34 Ringway Church St. Hunter Rd. Longford Rd. A34 Allport Rd. Walsall Road Delta Way Broad St. North St. East St. Union St. Spring St. A34 Walsall Road A5190 A4601 H ford Rd. Lichfield Girton Rd. Progress Drive Road A460 Eastern Wa y Wa y A460 Eastern Orbital Way Towards M6 J12, Telford & Shrewsbury Bridge St. A5 A460 A5 A34 Stafford Road Towards Brownhills and Lichfield
12 LC come here for: Access to HE Art & Design Art & Design (Photography) Business Studies & Administration Childcare IT Media Music Production Technology Pathways to Progression Performing Arts Supported Learning A Levels TRAVEL INFORMATION BUS Lichfield Campus is situated within a 5 minute walk of Lichfield s main bus station and there is a bus stop directly opposite the Campus so it is really easy and convenient to travel to College by bus. Cannock Campus, Skoda Auto Sales, Sankey s Corner (outside No 7 Nightclub), Swan Island (opposite Burntwood Methodist Church), Angorfa Close (bus stop), Lichfield Campus (bus stop opposite Friary Library). BY RAIL Lichfield City Station is a 5 minute walk from the Campus - for more information about train times and routes click into CAR From the north or south The A38 and A5 cross at Lichfield, and provide access from the M6, M6 Toll and M42. Follow signs to the city centre, then directional College/University signs. From Lichfield City Station a five minute walk towards The Friary brings you to the College. L TRAVEL TIMES Bus Travel Times Car Travel Times Train Travel Times Burton to Lichfield 33 minutes 27 minutes 47 minutes Walsall to Lichfield - 28 minutes - Barton under Needwood to Lichfield 30 minutes 29 minutes - Tamworth to Lichfield 35 minutes 24 minutes 5 minutes Sutton Coldfield to Lichfield 47 minutes 24 minutes 21 minutes Rugeley to Lichfield 32 minutes 17 minutes 6 minutes
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14 TC come here for: Access to HE Applied Science Beauty Therapy Business Studies & Administration Catering & Hospitality Childcare Construction Electrical & Engineering Hairdressing Health & Social Care IT Motor Vehicle Pathways to Progression Public Services Sport & Leisure Supported Learning Travel & Tourism TRAVEL INFORMATION BUS Tamworth Campus is situated within a 5 minute walk of the main bus station and there is a bus stop at the bottom of the road by the Campus so it is really easy and convenient to travel to College by bus. Cannock Campus, Skoda Auto Sales, Sankey s Corner (outside No 7 Nightclub), Swan Island (opposite Burntwood Methodist Church), Angorfa Close (bus stop), Lichfield Campus (bus stop opposite Friary Library). Rykneld Street (bus stop), Whittington Barracks (entrance), The Tame Otter (bus stop), Hopwas (bus stop at Mariner junction), Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth Campus (bus stop at bottom of Croft Street). BY RAIL Tamworth rail station is a short 5 minute walk from Tamworth Campus, for more information about train times and routes please visit CAR From the M6 From the north or south. Follow signs for Tamworth town centre from the M42 (J10), M6 or M6 Toll. There are directional College signs in the town centre. The College is adjacent to Tamworth Railway Station. TRAVEL TIMES Bus Travel Times Car Travel Times Train Travel Times Sutton Coldfield to Tamworth 43 minutes 22 minutes 56 minutes Lichfield to Tamworth 36 minutes 16 minutes 6 minutes Burton to Tamworth - 27 minutes 10 minutes Barton under Needwood to Tamworth - 22 minutes - Rugeley to Tamworth - 31 minutes 13 minutes Nuneaton to Tamworth - 35 minutes 13 minutes
16 RC come here for: Agriculture Animal Care Construction Countryside Management Electrical & Engineering Environmental Sustainability Equine Studies Floristry Horticulture Pathways to Progression Plumbing Supported Learning Veterinary Nursing A Levels TRAVEL INFORMATION BUS The College organises lots of coaches and mini buses to help get you to and from Rodbaston Campus. Pick up times and journey lengths vary, depending on where you live, but our routes cover the following areas: Burntwood, Cannock, Stafford, Swadlincote, Rushall, Walsall, Burton-upon-Trent, Lichfield, Pelsall, Wednesfield, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Mere Green, Shenstone, Tamworth, Stoke, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire (including Stirchley, Shifnal, Albrighton), Stourbridge, Dudley, Leek Moorlands, Uttoxeter and Rugeley. Public buses also run along the A449 between Wolverhampton and Stafford, directly past the end of our Campus drive. For details visit BY RAIL There are three rail stations locally placed near Rodbaston Campus: Penkridge, (1.5 miles), Cannock, (5 miles), Hednesford, (5 miles) For train times, please call or visit CAR From the M6 Leave the M6 at junction 12 and join the A5, westbound towards Telford. Take the third exit off the roundabout onto the A449 (Stafford & Penkridge). Rodbaston Campus is approximately 1/2 mile on the right and there are two entrances, both of which will take you to the Campus. From Telford Follow the A5 towards Cannock. At the junction with the A449 take the first exit at the roundabout. Rodbaston Campus is approximately 1/2 mile on the right and there are two entrances, both of which will take you to the Campus. TRAVEL TIMES Bus Travel Times* Car Travel Times Stafford to Rodbaston 35 minutes 20 minutes Stone to Rodbaston 25 minutes 32 minutes Dudley to Rodbaston 55 minutes 32 minutes Newport to Rodbaston 1hr 15 minutes 31 minutes Wolverhampton to Rodbaston 25 minutes 26 minutes Walsall to Rodbaston 50 minutes 19 minutes Telford to Rodbaston 35 minutes 26 minutes Burton to Rodbaston 1hr 15 minutes 49 minutes Sutton Coldfield to Rodbaston 50 minutes 34 minutes Leek to Rodbaston 1hr 25 minutes 50 minutes Uttoxeter to Rodbaston 1hr 36 minutes *College bus service
18 What else can I do at College? Fun activities Activities are organised throughout the year to broaden your experiences at College; whether it s an additional qualification, the chance to compete in WorldSkills competitions, pursue a hobby or try something new, as well as the opportunity to help others or raise money for charity. Further information regarding all these activities can be obtained from the Student Engagement Assistant based at your Campus. Be a Course Rep If you are up for a challenge, want to improve the learners voice at South Staffordshire College, gain some valuable CV points and make a difference to the teaching and learning of your course, then you have the qualities a Course Rep requires. The Course Rep s job is to find out the views of their class on any aspect of College life that is affecting them - everything from the food in the canteen to the quality of teaching materials. The Course Rep acts as a link between the class, Executive and Senior Leadership Teams, as well as the Board of Governors, by listening to learners, presenting their views at meetings and providing feedback afterwards. The Course Rep helps to improve the College experience for their classmates, themselves and future learners.
19 What else can I do at College? Mentoring & counselling We all have times when we need extra support with difficult personal circumstances. Mentors are here to support you during these times. This confidential support can be accessed by any learner at any Campus and is an invaluable way to stay on track if the going gets tough. We also work with a local counselling service, to ensure that any learner requiring counselling support can receive the help needed. Referrals take place via Mentors We provide you with the opportunity to talk in confidence to our experienced, qualified and caring team about anything you wish. They are able to offer practical advice, help you access external support agencies, or provide you with a means of working through any problem you may be experiencing. If they can t help you, they will know someone who can!
20 Agriculture Michael Whitehurst became a star... Michael is from a non agricultural background and living in Birmingham. He worked on a local farm at weekends and decided to make it his career. Since starting College Michael has gained in confidence. As a result of his studies and time with us, he has developed into an excellent all round stockman. His attendance at College was exemplary. c&g Diploma btec Diploma btec Extended Diploma lv 1 lv 2 lv 3 Employment 3 gcses Grade E or above 4 gcses Grade D or above School / College 4 gcses Grade C or above Agricultural Engineer Conservation Officer Farm Manager Forest Manager Stockman Animal Health Officer Head Herdsperson
21 City & Guilds Diploma in Land-based Studies (Agriculture) LV 1 Agriculture This is a good course for you if you enjoy learning through practical work and if you have a passion for the outdoors and want to work as a stockman, farm worker, or herdsman. A typical working week will comprise of classroom sessions and lots of practical farm work. There will also be time to meet with your tutor and work on improving your Maths and English. Your tutor will encourage you to attend a voluntary agricultural placement 1 day each week. You will learn about working safely, maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals, crop systems, transporting animals and maintaining tools and equipment. Modules studied on this programme: Safe working practices Develop performance in land-based industries Assist with maintaining the health and well-being of animals Assist with care of animals Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals Introduction to crop systems Use, transport and maintain tools and equipment. In addition, you will learn skills that are required in any career choice, including health & safety, confidence building, social and practical skills, English and Maths. Further Education: BTEC Diploma in Agriculture - Level 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ) Programme. DEFRA Contractor Stockman Herdsman. 3 GCSEs Grade E or above You should have a strong interest in working in the agricultural sector and demonstrate a commitment to succeed. Rodbaston Campus One year - full-time Learners will be required to purchase items of personal protective equipment (steel toe capped boots, overalls and wet weather gear) for use on the course. Prices and details will be discussed at interview. Bursary funds may be available to help with additional costs. BTEC Diploma in Agriculture LV 2 This is a good course for you if you enjoy learning through practical work and if you have a passion for the outdoors and want to work as a stockman, farm worker, for DEFRA, or as a herdsman. This course will also suit you if you are currently working in the agriculture industry and wish to gain a recognised qualification. A typical working week will comprise of classroom sessions and lots of practical work. There will also be time to meet with your tutor and work on improving your Maths and English. You will learn how to use machinery, maintain an estate, understand grass and forage crop production and maintain the health and wellbeing of livestock such as cows, pigs, sheep and poultry. (including Maths and English). We also offer English and Maths GCSE resits. In addition, you will learn skills that are required in any career choice, including health & safety, confidence building, social and practical skills, English and Maths. We also offer English and Maths GCSE resits. Further Education: BTEC Extended Diploma in Agriculture - Level 3. Farm worker DEFRA Contractor Stockman Herdsman. 4 GCSEs Grade D or above, OR Level 1 qualification in a related subject Adequate standard of English and Maths Mature learners with other qualifications and/or experience are also welcome You should have a strong interest in working in the agricultural sector and demonstrate a commitment to succeed. Rodbaston Campus One year - full-time Learners will be required to purchase items of personal protective equipment (steel toe capped boots, overalls and wet weather gear) for use on the course. Prices and details will be discussed at interview. Bursary funds may be available to help with additional costs
22 BTEC Extended Diploma in Agriculture LV 3 This is a good course for you if you want to gain a more technical and in-depth knowledge of agriculture. This course will also suit you if you have worked in the agriculture industry for a number of years and wish to gain a recognised qualification. Course Content A typical working week will comprise of a variety of classroom sessions and a number of practical classes where advanced agricultural skills can be developed. There will also be time to meet with your tutor and work on improving your Maths and English. You will learn a huge range of skills such as plant and soil science, livestock production, sheep production, estate skills, dairy and beef production, pig production, grassland management, business management and supervision, crop production and pollution and waste control management. In addition, you will learn skills that are required in any career choice, including health & safety, confidence building, social and practical skills, English and Maths. We also offer English and Maths GCSE resits. Higher Education: BSc in Agriculture HNC/HND in Agriculture HNC/HND in Environmental Management. Feed or Agricultural Merchants DEFRA RSPCA Crops Advisor Animal Health Officer Business Management Sales Person Assistant Farm Manager Head Herdsperson Contractor. 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C including English or Maths, OR 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C excluding English or Maths, OR Level 2 qualification in a related subject Adequate standard of English and Maths Mature learners with other qualifications and/or experience are also welcome You should have a strong interest in working in the agricultural sector and demonstrate a commitment to succeed. Rodbaston Campus Two years - full-time Learners will be required to purchase items of personal protective equipment (steel toe capped boots, overalls and wet weather gear) for use on the course. Prices and details will be discussed at interview. Bursary funds may be available to help with additional costs. Good To Know: 82% of our Agriculture learners progressed on to further training or work related employment. Our learners are actively involved in showing our pedigree Hereford Cattle at various prestigious industry events throughout the year. Our livestock have won at the County Show, and the Newport, Hereford, Nantwich and Three Counties Shows. Our learners are a key part of the working farm at Rodbaston and have been instrumental in re-establishing pig husbandry at the College. They are also key participants in the very busy lambing and calving seasons. Successful learners have set up their own businesses, progressed to higher education programmes at Harper Adams and the Royal Agricultural College. They have also secured employment in places as far afield as the USA and Australia.