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Kingston Maurward College

Kingston Maurward is a land-based College which offers full- and part-time courses, higher education and Apprenticeships; it has a commercial farm, laboratories, training areas, animal science centre, indoor and outdoor equestrian arenas, state of the art plant production units and Agri-tech facilities.

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Level 1 Practical Skills in Countryside, Wildlife & Woodlands at Kingston Maurward College

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working in countryside, this course helps you prepare for progression to a more advanced course, or an apprenticeship. Kingston Maurward College offers the ideal environment for students to develop countryside skills at their own pace under expert guidance.

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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agriculture at Kingston Maurward College

This course provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help students gain employment in agriculture. You will acquire a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from both your studies and work experience on a local farm. The course includes husbandry of crops, livestock, estate skills, farm machinery operation and maintenance.

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Level 1 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing at Kingston Maurward College

This one year course will introduce and develop skills in welding, fabrication and blacksmithing and provide a sound introduction to working with metals. You will study for a NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft (Heritage and Traditional Craft) and a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering.

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Level 2 Welding, Blacksmithing & Fabrication at Kingston Maurward College

This course follows on from the Level 1 Welding, Fabrication & Blacksmithing course, and will further develop your skills. You will study for a Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in Engineering. An NCFE qualification in creative craft is also run to create this study programme.

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Level 1 Practical Skills for Gardening & Horticulture at Kingston Maurward College

Combining a mixture of theory and practical, this is a very hands-on qualification ideally suited to someone who is new to the subject and wishes to investigate a career in horticulture and perhaps study further.

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Level 2 Commercial Gardening & Landscaping at Kingston Maurward College

This course offers a balance of both practical and theory and is the perfect preparation for those learners who wish to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture course or for those who wish to enter the horticulture, greenkeeping, landscaping and other plant-based green industries.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture at Kingston Maurward College

This two year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is an ideal qualification for school leavers and mature students to learn horticulture at a higher level. Garden design, production and landscape construction, plant propagation – glasshouse and nursery techniques, principles of plant science/health, protection and soil science, decorative horticulture, including plant establishment & pruning, bbusiness management in the land-based sector.

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Level 2 Certificate in Forestry & Arboriculture at Kingston Maurward College

Foresters & arboriculturists care for the nation's trees in rural, urban, private and public spaces. The Level 2 Certificate in forestry & arboriculture is an ideal way for school leavers to start in the tree industry. Students will learn a wide range of skills which will give them opportunities for future study or entry to employment.

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FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College

This two year foundation degree allows you to learn detailed, current knowledge of marine and coastal ecosystems, from the organisms that live in these environments to the processes that shape our coastlines. It also offers opportunities to learn practical skills to investigate marine and coastal ecosystems and apply that knowledge to conserve these resources sustainably.

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BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology & Conservation Top Up at Kingston Maurward College

Kingston Maurward College has developed this Top Up course for students on the FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation in conjunction with Bournemouth University to provide a progression route to Level 6 in this field. The course is offered by Bournemouth University but will be partly delivered by staff at the Kingston Maurward campus.

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Level 3 Advanced Diploma In Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College

This one year course will provide students with the understanding and skills needed to manage habitats, landscapes and wildlife and to engage with those that work within the countryside. Specialist technical practical skills and knowledge will be gained which will enable students to seek employment or further learning and training within the land and wildlife management industries.

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Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture at Kingston Maurward College

This one year course is equivalent to one and a half A Levels and will help students establish an all round understanding of horticultural principles and practices. This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career working within the ‘green’ industries and would appeal to people with many different skill sets and interests – creative, scientific, energetic and entrepreneurial.

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FdSc Applied Agriculture Science at Kingston Maurward College

There is a shortage of highly skilled and qualified professionals within the Agriculture industry. This foundation degree will prepare you for an agricultural career by combining applied scientific and research skills with an in-depth knowledge of livestock technology and crop science. Furthermore, it will support the government's commitment to agriculture through its Agri-Tech strategy.

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Level 1 Introduction to Agriculture and the Environment at Kingston Maurward College

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working in agriculture and the countryside and prepare for employment or progression to a more advanced course, or an apprenticeship. Kingston Maurward College offers the ideal environment for students to develop agriculture and countryside skills at their own pace under expert guidance.

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Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture at Kingston Maurward College

This two year qualification is highly respected within the farming community and is suitable for both school leavers and mature students. It is designed to provide you with a very wide range of specialist technical practical skills and detailed knowledge and understanding which will equip you to seek a diverse range of employment opportunities, or to further learning and training within the agricultural industry.

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Level 3 Diploma in Rural Business, Heritage & Land Management at Kingston Maurward College

With the diverse range of businesses that exist in rural areas, from farm management to eco-tourism, there is the need to develop sound business management skills. Alongside A' level equivalent qualifications in business, students will be able to undertake additional qualifications specialising in Tourism or Land Management.

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Level 2 Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College

This is an ideal introductory course which will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that will help students gain employment within the wildlife and countryside industries. The course includes habitat conservation, environmental conservation, land-based business, species identification and machinery operations.

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Level 3 Diploma in Marine Aquaculture at Kingston Maurward College

Expansion of Aquaculture in Dorset and nationally will require the expertise of a skilled workforce. This new programme has been developed in partnership with Dorset and East Devon Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and local employers to those looking to enter the industry and those already involved.

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Level 2 Diploma in Floristry at Kingston Maurward College

Floristry is a creative, innovative and stimulating career and this course will give you the opportunity to gain an industry recognised qualification. It offers an excellent starting point for those who are seeking a career in floristry, both school leavers and the mature student.

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Level 3 Diploma in Floristry at Kingston Maurward College

This course gives students the opportunity to further develop their floristry skills by experimenting with textures, flowers and creativity. Students will develop an awareness of business management, retailing and customer service skills whilst studying large event designs and trends in cut flowers.

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