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full-time prospectus www.easton.ac.uk

Thank you for your interest in our college. We are very proud of our students achievements and would love to have the opportunity of working with you to maximize your potential and to help you lay down strong foundations for your future career. Easton has a long history of providing vocational learning in land-based subjects, sports and public services; we strive to provide learners with an outstanding experience in a friendly, supportive and safe environment. Our campus is one of the most attractive in the UK and most of the teaching and practical facilities have been built in the last ten years to provide cutting edge resources in which to learn. Our practical teaching facilities include a commercial farm, top rate equestrian, animal care, workshops and sporting facilities.

We have a well qualified and committed staff team who are focused on ensuring your time at Easton is successful, enjoyable and safe. The college has over 120 bedrooms and residential students have the support of our residential staff team on a 24 hour a day basis. Students at Easton play their part in deciding on the direction of the college through a Student Council and through two nominated places on the College Governors. Going to college is not just about qualifications, it is about developing as an individual and the college operates a programme of enrolment opportunities covering a range of interests and sports that is available to all full time students. The college is very lucky to have a strong relationship with the University of East Anglia who validate all of the colleges higher education courses and lead to the opportunity for students to top up their Foundation Degrees to a full honours degree with a top performing UK University. I hope this prospectus gives you an insight into what the college has to offer and underlines our commitment to providing you with the best possible learning experience. My colleagues and I would be delighted to welcome you to Easton.

David Lawrence, Principal.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is working in partnership with Easton College to widen access to higher education through the provision of a range of Foundation Degrees which focus

strongly on vocational skills in key areas of the Norfolk economy. UEA is an internationally renowned university with a reputation for top quality research and teaching in a wide range of subject areas. It has a student population of over 14,000 at the campus on the outskirts Norwich.

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How to apply
This prospectus gives you a good indication of the courses we offer, what you will do on a course and what is expected of you in any of our courses. If you wish to apply for a place at Easton College please complete the application form at the back of the prospectus and return to: FREEPOST, MIS, Easton College, Easton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5BR. Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. You can also apply via our website - www.easton.ac.uk. Applicants aged 18 or under can also apply via www. helpyouchoose.org. Applicants will normally be invited to the College for an interview with the course tutor and an initial assessment. This will last for about two hours. The interview is informal and you will be given the opportunity to discuss in detail how your chosen course is suitable to your future career or ambition. You may also receive a tour of the campus. You are welcome to bring a friend or relatives with you. If we are able to offer you a place on a course we will confirm this in writing, and this may include any conditions you have discussed such as successfully meeting the entry qualifications for your chosen course. If you have any queries about any aspect of College life, staff within Student Services will be happy to help. Their direct telephone number is 01603 731292/731293.

All college literature, including this prospectus, can be available in either large print, braille or on audio tape if required. Please contact Student Services for more details.

Principals Message .....................................................................2 How to apply ..............................................................................3 A good place to study .................................................................4 Something for everyone ..............................................................4 Residential Accommodation ........................................................4 Facilities .....................................................................................5 Support for students ...................................................................5 Becoming a student ....................................................................6 Apprenticeships ..........................................................................9 Agriculture ...............................................................................10 Animal Management ................................................................14 Arboriculture ............................................................................18 Countryside Management .........................................................20 Wildlife Conservation ................................................................22 Gamekeeping ...........................................................................24 Equestrian Studies ....................................................................26 Floristry ....................................................................................30 Garden Design..........................................................................32 Horticulture ..............................................................................34 Agricultural Engineering............................................................38 Public Services ..........................................................................40 Sport .......................................................................................42 Veterinary Nursing ...................................................................50 Foundation Learning .................................................................52 Access to Higher Education and Level 3 Courses .........................56 Higher Education ......................................................................58 Student Awards ........................................................................60 Application Form ......................................................................61 Notes .......................................................................................63 Campus Plan ............................................................................67
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A good place to study


Easton College is located 7 miles west of Norwich, next to the Royal Norfolk Showground and near Longwater Business Park. The environment is spacious and beautiful - and is set in 245 hectares of farmland and idyllic countryside. There is an extensive network of direct bus routes to the College from across Norfolk, as well as high quality residential accommodation for over 120 students. The Colleges Student Services Team provides high quality support for students, offering independent information, advice and guidance as well as support with personal and health issues through the provision of a counsellor and College nurse. Student Services was re-accredited with the MATRIX Quality Standard for Excellence for their information, advice and guidance to students.

and work placements form an integral part of most courses. You will benefit from taking external trips linked to your area of study as these provide a valuable opportunity to look at the jobs and work linked to your course and related industries. Apprenticeship programmes are available in: Agriculture, Animal and Horse Care, Arboriculture, Business Administration, Customer Care, Environmental Conservation, Farming and Livestock, Food and Drink Manufacture, Floristry, Gamekeeping, Horticulture, Service Engineering, Sport and Sports Turf, Supply Chain Management and Veterinary Nursing.

Facilities
Our main teaching block is the Jubilee Building with classrooms, lecture theatre and a large social/study area, called The Green Room for students to relax in, buy a snack, lunch or a drink, log-on to emails and work comfortably in an environmentally sustainable building. Student Services, the Learning Resources Centre and other cafeteria facilities are also located in the Jubilee Building. The College is well equipped with computers for students to work on, undertake research and complete assignments. Students can also use their laptops by accessing the College wi-fi network, available at all points of study and in the Halls of Residence.

Residential accommodation
There are 122 rooms on the College site - all single study bedrooms for students unable to travel daily to undertake their courses. These comprise of: rooms with en-suite facilities and other rooms with shared bathroom/toilet facilities. Accommodation costs include all meals (Monday to Sunday inclusive) and financial support may be available to students from lower income families through the Government Residential Bursary scheme (still available at time of printing). Demand for residential accommodation generally exceeds supply and interested students are recommended to apply early. Further details are available from the Residential Office, telephone: 01603 731288 (see page 8).

Something for everyone


The College is known for its vocational courses at Levels 2, 3, 4 and above, with qualifications such as Diplomas, Extended Diplomas and Foundation Degrees making up the majority of fulltime provision. Courses combine practical work with classroom-based activity that provide different curriculum experiences and different subjects to study. Work experience

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The Sports and Conference Centre has an air-conditioned gymnasium with a range of weights and cardio-vascular machines. The large sports hall is used for a lot of activities by many groups, including participation in sporting and enrichment activities - from aerobics and trampolining to badminton, cricket and football. Outdoor facilities include full-size football pitches, rugby pitch, outdoor tennis and netball courts, ample training grounds and all-weather pitch. In addition there are 8 indoor tennis courts and 4 outdoor clay tennis courts at the Tennis Centre and a new full-size 3-G football/rugby pitch for use by students. The Refectory serves a wide range of hot and cold meals throughout the day and ingredients for menus are sourced from local Norfolk producers wherever possible. A range of other catering outlets are available across the site offering many different types of lunch, snacks and refreshments. The College bar is open every evening for students (over 18 rules apply for alcohol). Other facilities include 48-horse stabling blocks, indoor and outdoor riding schools, a cross-country course, Olympic-sized indoor equestrian centre and outdoor arena and a purpose-built animal welfare centre. The College Farm grows a range of arable crops and comprises a dairy unit, pig unit, sheep flock and poultry facilities, organic farming has also been developed. The deer park was planned and built by students. The Animal Care Centre has an extensive range of animals including reptiles, aquatics, birds and small mammals. There is also a veterinary nursing room and a fully equipped grooming parlour.

There will be a new Engineering building open for 2012 for Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering courses and the College is hoping to have a small herd of alpacas.

Support for students


One of the Colleges strengths is the support we offer to all students. Learner Mentors and Support Staff offer a variety of different support tailored to suit individual needs. All full-time learners study Functional Skills. The support accessed by students is wide ranging and includes support for specific learning difficulties and 1-to-1 classroom assistance. Support issues will be discussed at interview and an initial support plan devised.

Safeguarding
Ensuring all students are safe on site and during their course activities is of paramount importance to the College and staff. If you have any concerns, speak to your tutor, your course tutor, student services or contact us confidentially through studentvoice@easton.ac.uk

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Becoming a student
College Familiarisation Days As part of our commitment to offering you the best possible start to life and study at Easton College, we will invite you to a College Familiarisation Day in July 2012. The aim of the day is to show you around the College, introduce you to your course tutor and students on your chosen course and for us to answer any questions you might have before you start in September. These are an important and enjoyable part of your transition into College life so please try and attend. Course dates for 2012 are: Foundation Learning and Sports Faculties - Thursday 5th July 2012 Land-based Faculty - Friday 6th July 2012 For individuals wishing to find out more before applying we have planned Information Days and Sessions at the College in 2011 and 2012: Mon 24 October 10.30 am - 4.00 pm Sat 12 November 10.00 am - 2.00 pm Sat 26 November 10.00 - 2.00 pm Sat 3 March 10.00 am - 2.00 pm (including Lambing Weekend) Sat 12 May - 10.00 am - 2.00 pm Annual College Open Day Sun 10 June 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Wed 29 August - 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Equality and Diversity All sections of the community are actively encouraged to apply to Easton College. We believe in the principle of freedom from discrimination for everyone regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origins, social or religious background, or being part of any other group which may have experienced discrimination. Students and staff alike are actively encouraged to respect others and to recognise their worth.

Financial help and advice If you are aged 16 - 18 on 31st August 2011, and have lived in the UK for at least 3 years, you will not have to pay tuition, examination or administration fees on full-time courses and many part-time courses. Client Liaison Officers in Student Services, where necessary, can help you apply for financial support towards the cost of your course. This is important if you have financial concerns. You may be eligible for a Bursary from the College or another source and you may be able to request financial assistance by completing an application form for funding support. We can advise you on studying at the College while you are in receipt of benefits and can also advise on higher education student loans. If you start to experience financial difficulties once you have started a course at Easton College we would ask you, in the first instance, to contact Student Services to find out where there may be help available in the short-term and over the course.

Further Education fees

Higher Education All students on Higher Education courses are expected to make a financial contribution towards their tuition fees. The amount to be paid for HE Programmes starting in September 2012 is 5600 for most full-time programme (two years), and pro-rata for part-time programmes (three years) - see below. Students Loans are available and Student Finance England is responsible for financial support with tuition fees, support loans and maintenance grants for students on Higher Education courses. Full-time students are also eligible to apply for a non-repayable maintenance grant of approximately 3000 per year (2011). Student Finance England website is www. studentfinanceengland.co.uk ALL Foundation Degrees - Full-time Programmes Fees of 5600 apply (per year) and Part-time Fees of 2800 (per year). All BSc Honours Degrees - Full-time Programmes Fees of 5900 apply (per year) and Part-time Fees of 2950 (per year) which includes vocational skills qualifications. High School Vocational Learning / Day visits for School Groups Courses are offered to students from local high schools in Years 10 and 11 as part of their Key Stage 4 curriculum. Students come to Easton College for 1 day a week for a period of up to 2 years, working towards Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Care, Countryside Skills, Sport, Public Services or Applied Science. The Schools Liaison Department also arranges a programme of day visits for schools. The Schools Barn provides a heated classroom base for the visits with an adjacent conservation area, pond and woodland garden. Guides take groups around the farm and estate and the visit programmes are linked to the National Curriculum. For more information contact the Schools Liaison Department on 01603 731202. Transport to Easton College Buses run direct to Easton College from Norwich, Wisbech, Narborough, Dereham, Thetford, Wymondham, Attleborough, Fakenham, Wells, North Walsham, Toftwood, Hingham/Watton, Swaffham and Downham Market. Full details are available on our website www.easton. ac.uk. There is also a half-hourly service from Great Yarmouth to Norwich, Kings Lynn to Norwich and Norwich to Peterborough (X1) which stops in the village (10 minutes walk to the College) throughout the day. 16 -18 year old students can apply for a travel pass to use on the buses and/or trains. Please contact your local County Council. For students resident in Norfolk, please contact the Passenger Transport Unit, telephone number: 0344 800 8020, or www.norfolk. gov.uk/post16transport for an application form. Parents will be required to contribute

Students who are aged 16-18 (under 19) on 31st August 2011 and have lived in the UK for at least 3 years do not have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, or live outside the UK or Europe it is likely you will have to pay tuition fees and an examination/ registration fee, UNLESS there are circumstances which enable fee waiver, such as - those individuals in receipt of certain benefits, or if the qualification is their first Level 2 or first Level 3 course they are to study - please ask at interview or contact info@easton.ac.uk for more details. There are also opportunities to apply for Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) financial support. Approximate course fees by levels (based on 2011 prices) Entry Level/Level 1 programmes 1366 + 75 examination fee and 112 registration fee Level 2 programmes 1366 + 112 registration fee Level 3 programmes 1639 + 163 registration fee Please check details for each individual programme on our website: www.easton.ac.uk International Students International students on full-time further education courses - such as Edexcel Levels 1,2 and 3 - pay approximately 8250 per academic year, part-time students 5200 per year. International students on Higher Education Foundation Degrees and BSc Honours Degrees pay course fees of 11,750 per academic year. (Prices correct at September 2011).

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Using your qualification to teach? If you are planning to take a teaching/coaching career you should be aware that it is nearly always essential to have at least: Grade C at English Language and Grade C at Maths. This also applies for any student wishing to progress onto Uniform Services English Language at Grade C is essential.

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towards costs - the amount will depend on family income and circumstances. It is advisable to do this as soon as possible as NCC only guarantee that bus passes will arrive in September if you have applied by July. For students who have their own transport the College has ample free parking and a car sharing scheme may be in operation. Living on campus Living in should be considered if you live some distance from College, or have transport difficulties. By living on-site you will be part of a community in which we hope you will want to actively participate. At the beginning of each year a Student Council and Student Social Committee is elected and in conjunction with Residential Staff they will plan and co-ordinate a series of social activities both on and off the campus. The cost of a single room is 104.00 a week and ensuite rooms cost 125.00

(2011/12) subject to review for 2012/13. This cost includes breakfast, lunch and evening meal. Please contact the Student Welfare Officer or Residential Accommodation Office for details. The welfare of residential students, particularly those under 18 living away from home for the first time, is of paramount importance. We actively encourage parents to be a part of this, and the Head of Student Services is happy to talk to students and/or parents at any time about any issues regarding accommodation. There are a variety of games played in the sports hall during the evenings and weekends. All students receive free membership of the Sports and Conference Centre, although there is an initial charge of 10 for an induction to the gym. Students are able to use the Sports Centre Gymnasium free of charge during off-peak times.

Eating on campus The Refectory provides three meals a day for residential students, and all non-resident students may also use these facilities which open at 8.00 am. Wherever possible, special dietary requirements will be catered for. There are also cafs within the Jubilee Building, one in the Halls of Residence and a caf in the Equestrian Centre - all of these cafes serve different food and lunch options including hot meals, sandwiches,rolls and snacks. There are also various vending machines around the campus selling drinks and snacks. Using your qualification to teach? If you are planning to progress on to a teaching/coaching career you should be aware that it is nearly always essential to have at least English Language at a minimum of Grade C and Maths Grade C. This also applies for any student wishing to progress onto a career within Uniformed Services - English Language at Grade C is essential. Bursary - 1000 each year All full-time Foundation and honours Degree students are entitled to a non-repayable Easton College HE Bursary of 1000 at the completion of each year. This may not apply if a Higher Education student is in receipt of Fee Waiver as a result of widening participation or deprivation factors.

CHANGE TO ALL DIPLOMA COURSE TITLES

For 2012 courses now have the new titles introduced for the first time last year - they remain the same as previous qualifications but some have had changed units. The previous title is not listed in this prospectus.

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Apprenticeships
For those who want to train whilst in employment, the College offers a range of Apprenticeships. You will be trained at your employers workplace gaining hands-on experience in your chosen career, and attend college on a day or block release basis. There are two main routes available: Intermediate Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships. Each is designed to meet the particular needs and abilities of young people, and provide employers with the skilled workforce they need. In order to participate you will need to find an employer who is willing to pay a minimum of 2.60 per hour* and support you whilst you are training. Intermediate Apprenticeship (12-18 months) Apprentices work towards a Level 2 Workbased Diploma (formerly NVQ), as well as gaining key business skills that employers look for, such as Maths, English and ICT. Apprenticeships also include an individual training programme that is specific to the sector in which you are working in. Advanced Apprenticeship (12-24 months) Upon successful completion of an Apprenticeship it is possible to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship where you work towards a Level 3 Work-based

Diploma (formerly NVQ), which will teach you about working in a supervisory/ technical role. Functional Skills, Technical Certificates and additional qualifications are included. It is possible to come straight into this level if you have the necessary experience and/or qualifications. With both programmes apprentices build a portfolio of evidence whilst training, showing that they are competent in given situations. You are assessed regularly, both in the workplace and at College. Could an Apprenticeship work for me? There are many benefits to following an Intermediate Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship, these include: The best of both worlds You can combine on-the-job training with off-the-job College attendance where you will learn the underpinning skills and knowledge required to carry out your work safely and effectively. You will get paid whilst you are training For an Apprenticeship you must be employed at a minimum of 2.60 per hour* (October 2011). Real-life experiences Gained through having hands-on experience in an area that you are interested in, which can be the starting point to a long and successful career.

On-going support is available from a Placement Officer and Assessor. They will develop an individual training programme for you that will maximise your potential and give you the sector-specific training you require. Functional Skills These are built into all Apprenticeships so in addition to a portfolio of evidence, you will also improve your skills in English, Maths and ICT. Additional qualifications These programmes are tailored to the needs of the job you are doing. Sectorspecific training will be part of the programme. For example if you are on a Sport Apprenticeship you could undertake coaching qualifications, whilst Agriculture Apprentices could benefit from pesticide or tractor driving qualification. *If you work in agriculture your weekly pay must reflect the current Agricultural Wages Order.

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Agriculture

The complexity and technology embodied in todays land-based equipment requires a skilled and competent workforce to complement it. A clear and concise understanding of theoretical principles and rural development issues, together with sound practical skills, are necessary to ensure both efficient and cost effective management. There are rewarding career opportunities within agriculture for everyone demonstrating these skills, whether from a farming background or not. Facilities at Easton College include a 245 hectare estate (120 hectares arable), a pedigree dairy herd of 100+ cows plus followers, 300+ ewes, a pig unit, demonstration poultry unit, technology suite, welding and fabrication workshop, service and repair workshop, power unit workshop and an extensive range of farm vehicles and machinery. Centre of Vocational Excellence Easton College is a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in Land Management (Rural Enterprise) awarded by the Learning and Skills Council which acknowledges Easton College as a high achieving college which provides areas of

specialism. It underlines our commitment to the Land-based sector, where the College is regarded as providing industry with a well trained, highly skilled workforce. ENTRy LEVEL COURSES (see page 54 & 55) LEVEL 1 qUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Work-based Land-based Industries Diploma in Vocational Studies (see page 55) LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Agriculture (Previous title: First Diploma in Agriculture) 1 year full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (English Language, Maths and Science at grade D) or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 qualification normally Merit profile overall plus 3 functional skills. The course: Primarily aimed at postYear 11 students, this course provides a good introduction into agriculture and related industries, including machinery, crops and livestock husbandry. Assessment is by a combination of assignments, practical tests and class presentations. Course content includes: Work Experience Environmental and Land-Based Business

Introduction to farm animal production Introduction to land-based machinery operations Introduction to land-based workshop practice Assist with agricultural crop production Estate maintenance Function skills Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture Apprenticeship Employment

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Apprenticeship These are Agricultural work-based Diplomas with pathways and day or block release to the College completed over 12 to 24 months. Apprenticeships available in the following areas: Livestock Production Agriculture Crop Production Poultry Production Mixed Farming Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (including 2 at grade D) or successful completion of a Level 1 qualification. You will need a suitable agreed employer. The college may be able to help find employment. The course: To provide students with the necessary skills required to carry out the main tasks involved with their chosen apprenticeship. Assessment is by completion of a portfolio of evidence and regular assessment by a college assessor. You will learn a wide range of practical skills from your employer, with both theory and practical training covered in college. Course content includes: The apprenticeship covers theory and practical training. First aid training and an additional short course are included. Progression: Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture Employment

New approach to Agricultural Education for students.


LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Agriculture (Easton College Technical Diploma) (Previous title: National Diploma in Agriculture) 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (English , Maths and Science at grade C or above). Diploma Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Agriculture (Merit/ Distinction overall). National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit/ Distinction) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications. The course: This course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. Easton College, in partnership with leading farmers in the East of England, have developed a new approach to training the farmers of the future. This new course builds on the strengths of existing courses and practice and combines them to provide a programme to educate and train an employable workforce which is capable of taking on the new and exciting challenges of the agricultural industry. Farmers have told us that they value a comprehensive mix of practical skills

training, academic study and practical experience and the following structure has met with their approval. The students will have an intensive induction period followed by a block period at Easton College to develop theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills. They will then undertake agreed block placement periods to gain practical experience and skills on farms. The second year will have a block period at Easton College followed by the opportunity of a second block placement period. After this stage you can either progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship route or the Higher Education Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management or BSc (Hons) Degree in Agriculture at Easton College. Course content includes: Livestock and Crop Production Plant and Soil Science Business Management Estate Skills Land-based Machinery Operations and Principles Root Crops and Field Vegetables Organic Production Manage Agricultural Environments Work Experience and Investigative Project Animal Health Functional Skills Throughout these two years, you will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications and proficiencies. This complete package will turn you into a well

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qualified and experienced employee with an excellent opportunity for employment in this exciting and thriving industry. This programme, based at Easton College and making use of the extensive resources on campus, also provides the opportunity to work alongside some of our partners such as Morley Farms, John Innes Centre and the University of East Anglia and partner the college in non food crop research through In Crops. Progression: Advanced Agricultural Apprenticeship Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management BSc (Hons) Agriculture Other Higher Education courses Employment

HIGHER EDUCATION Foundation Degree in Agricultural Management Offered in partnership with University of East Anglia this is a 2 year full-time or 3 year part-time course enabling students to study and work. Entry requirements: Successful completion of level 3 qualification - Extended Diploma, Work-Based Diploma level 3 or 2 A levels (equating to 160 UCAS points) one in a relevant subject such as Science or Maths will be considered. Also successful achievement of Access to HE qualification will enable progression to the Foundation Degree. Mature students without these

qualifications who have relevant work experience are invited to contact the College for a personal discussion with the Programme Leader. Course content includes: Research Methods & Statistics Principles of Biological Science Land-based Business Farmland Habitats Crop Mechanisation Management Livestock Production Farm Services and Building Applied Data Analysis & Research Project Work-based Learning Project Strategies for sustainable agriculture Progression: BA Professional Studies at UEA BSc Hons top up Employment

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The redevelopment and expansion that has taken place at the College reflects the growing professionalism needed to work within the Animal Management sector. There is always keen competition for jobs within the animal care industry and often the best opportunities are there for those with appropriate training and qualifications. Facilities at Easton College include a new animal welfare centre for our 2009 academic year, dedicated exotics and aquatics rooms, a dog-grooming parlour, kennels, veterinary suite to include, isolation area, prep room, lecture rooms and science facilities. The laboratories allow students the opportunity to investigate biological

and chemical processes at a practical level. In recent years students have secured employment with a variety of animal care employers, zoos, veterinary practices, the RSPCA, welfare shelters and pet shops. As well as increasing numbers progressing to Higher Education/ Foundation Degrees. ENTRy LEVEL COURSES (see page 54 & 55) LEVEL 1 qUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Work-based Land-based Industries Diploma in Vocational Studies (see page 55) LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Animal Care (Previous title: First Diploma in Animal Care) 1 year full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (Science at grade D) or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G (to include Science at grade D) or Level 1 qualification normally Merit profile overall plus 3 functional skills. The course: Provides a firm foundation in a broad range of skills required to either take up employment in the animal care industry or to continue training. Teaching and assessment is by a mixture of lectures, practical instruction, group discussion, individual or group assignments, work

experience and assessed assignments. Students will be learning practical skills in all aspects of small animal care and welfare, equipping students with skills to gain employment within the industry. Students will also gain hands-on experience in the form of a compulsory work experience placement - 150 hours. There may be an opportunity to study additional qualifications alongside your main qualification. Course content (subject to change): Plan & Monitor Animal Feeding Introduction to Biology Animal Health Maintain Animal Accommodation Animal Behaviour & Handling Industry Experience Functional Skills Optional Modules in Nursing, Exotics or Estate Skills, Horse Care, Animal Establishment Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Agriculture or related subject depending on achieving the course entry requirements Apprenticeship Employment Level 2 work-based Diploma in Animal Care (Previous title: Animal Care Apprenticeship) Independent written assessment test. This qualification is undertaken through

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work-based assessment with some workshop sessions to support portfolio building. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (including 2 at grade D) or successful completion of a Level 1 qualification. Students need to be Employed. The College may be able to help find employment. The course: Seeks to develop the practical expertise and background knowledge required to establish a career in the animal care industry.

Course content includes: Safe Working Practices - establish working relationships Recording Information & communication Loading/Transporting Animals Provide feed & water to animals Customer Care Functional Skills Handling Animals Personal learning and thinking skills Employers rights and responsibilities Progression: Extended Diploma in Animal Management or related area - prepare accommodation Advanced Apprenticeship Employment There are several pathways that can be undertaken on this qualification which are chosen depending on the students place of work. LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Previous title: National Diploma in Animal Management) 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (Science at grade C) or First Diploma (Merit overall) or National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C (or other Level 2 qualifications achieved at Merit or above). The course: Carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. The programme provides a nationally

recognised vocational qualification for those seeking supervisory/managerial employment in the animal care industry or to move into higher education. There will be a mixture of lectures, practical sessions and seminars. Students will also gain hands-on experience in the form of a compulsory work-experience placement undertaken throughout studies (equates to 300 hours). Course content includes some optional modules (subject to change): Business Management Principles of Animal - Anatomy & Physiology Animal Handling Animal Collections Manage Animal Accommodation Breed Development and Welfare Microbiology Animal Behaviour Animal Biology Wildlife Rehabilitation Animal Health Kennel/Cattery Management Management of Exotics Farm Animal Welfare Management of Aquatics Ecology and Conservation Plan & Monitor Animal Feeding Functional Skills Industry Experience Students are able to select some modules in their second year. Progression: Foundation Degree in Animal Science and Welfare at Easton College Other Higher Education courses Employment For a large print version of this prospectus call 01603 731281

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Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Animal Care (Previous title: Animal Care Apprenticeship) To include independent assessment, short answer test and assignment. This qualification is undertaken through work-based assessment with some workshop sessions to support portfolio building. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (including 2 at grade D) or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification. Students need to be employed and working in a supervisory/ management capacity. The course: Seeks to develop the practical expertise and background knowledge required to establish a career in the animal care industry. Course content includes: Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of workplace Plan, supervise and control movement of animals Monitor health and welfare of animals Plan diets and feeding regimes Plan accommodation of animals Plan handling and restraint of animals Customer Care Modules Functional Skills Progression: Extended Diploma in Animal Management or related area Higher Education at Easton College Employment

HIGHER EDUCATION Foundation Degree in Animal Science and Welfare Offered in partnership with University of East Anglia this is a 2 year full-time or 3 year part-time course enabling students to study and work. Entry requirements: Successful completion of level 3 qualification National Diploma, NVQ level 3 or 2 A levels (160 credits) one in relevant subject such as Biology, Chemistry or Maths. Mature students without these qualifications who have relevant work experience are invited to contact the College for a personal discussion with the Course Tutor. Course content includes: Legislation and ethics Research Methods Principles of Biological Science Health and welfare Land-based Business Anthro zoology Animal nutrition Wildlife management Anatomy and physiology Data Analysis & Research Work-based Learning Project Animal collection Animal behaviour Animal breeding and genetics Progression: BA Professional Studies at UEA BSc/ BA top up courses at other universities Employment

Veterinary Route
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Care/Veterinary route (Previous title: National Diploma In Animal Management) Overview Historically the Extended Diploma in Animal Management has not been viewed as providing a suitable grounding to allow a learner to progress into a Veterinary career. However recent developments in the form of the RVC Gateway programme have provided a vocational pathway into Veterinary Medicine. The most recent development announced by the RVC are changes in their entry requirements; to accept, from 2010, Extended Diploma in Animal Management students directly on the BSc in Veterinary Medicine. Acceptance via this route requires the inclusion of specified units within the Extended Diploma in Animal Management course being studied. However this qualification will not be sufficient to gain entry into all institutions offering degrees in Veterinary Medicine / Science. This pathway could also provide learners with a foundation to enter the higher education environment to study other physical sciences. Some content is subject to change in line with QCF changes.

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Entry requirements: The entry requirements to study the course would be 5 GCSEs at A*/B to include Maths, English and Double Science preferably at A or A*. Currently the RVC does not accept resits so all GCSE grades must be gained at the first attempt. Core Modules Year 1 (some content is subject to change) Animal Health Animal Biology Animal Anatomy and Physiology Practical Animal Handling and Husbandry Investigative Project in the Animal Management Sector Work Related Experience in the Animal Management Sector Animal Behaviour Fundamentals of Science Scientific Investigation in Animal Management Year 2 (some content is subject to change) Animal Nutrition Animal Breeding and Genetics Genetics and Genetic Engineering Animal Welfare and Breed Development Management of Animal Collections Biochemistry and Microbiology in Animal Management Optional Modules In additional to gaining the scientific knowledge learners will also require practical skills. Consequently in the second year learners would have the

option of studying three modules from Aquatics Management, Exotic Animal Management, Farm Livestock Management, Kennel and Cattery Management or Animal Nursing. Work Experience Work experience will be compulsory and undertaken in two different placements; one must be in a veterinary practice, preferably in the first year. The work experience would be most beneficial to the students if it was block release with 4 weeks being completed in each year of the course. To minimise the impact upon any subjects which are delivered within the two semesters the blocks are able to be organised so that one week is early on in the academic year, a two week block occurs at the end of semester 1/ beginning of semester 2 and the final week occurs towards the end of the year. Restrictions This pathway cannot be offered as a National Certificate because it would not provide sufficient entry requirements into Veterinary Medicine/Science. Resit results are not accepted so all GCSE and A level entry grades must be gained at the first attempt. Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (Science at grade C) or First Diploma (Merit overall) or National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C (Or other Level 2 qualifications achieved at Merit or above)

The course: carries maximum of 140 UCAS points. Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. It will provide students with training in several aspects of the animal care industry include theory and practical. Course content includes a minimum of 60 credits, illustrative list below (content is subject to change) Understand and promote animal health Plan and monitor animal feeding Undertake Animal Handling and Safe Working Understand the principles of animal biology Understand animal anatomy and physiology Understand and Interpret Animal Behaviour and Communication Manage Animal Accommodation Understand and Carry Out Farm Livestock Husbandry Work experience is a mandatory part of the course. Students may have the option of progressing onto a Diploma in Animal Management or Extended Diploma in Animal Management in the second year, dependant on performance on the Subsidiary Diploma.

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Arboriculture

LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS Arboriculture Apprenticeship Level 2 1 day in College and 4 days in work each week for 12 to 18 months. Entry requirements: No formal requirements, but a positive interest in arboriculture will need to be shown at interview. Candidates will need their own work placement which the College will assist with if necessary. The course: This course will look to provide candidates with the necessary skills required to carry out the main tasks of an arborist. There is a high emphasis on practical skills and industry experience. You will be required to keep a portfolio of evidence of the work which you have completed at work, and will be regularly assessed at college. Course content includes: Tree Identification Chainsaw use Tree climbing & dismantling Tree felling Health & safety Industry placement Progression: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Arboriculture, Countryside Management or Horticulture Employment or Self Employment

Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Countryside - Arboriculture Pathway (Previous title: First Diploma in Countryside - Arboriculture Pathway) Full-time 1 Year course, 3 days per week. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 to pass plus including 3 functional skills at E3 or better. The course: Seeks to provide students with the necessary skills to carry out the main tasks of an arboriculturalist. There is a major emphasis on practical skills and industry/placement experience. Students will be required to keep a portfolio of evidence of the work completed, and this will be regularly assessed at the College. Students will also study Key Skills while at College. Course content includes: Tree Identification Chainsaw use Tree climbing & dismantling Tree felling Health & safety Progression: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Arboriculture, Countryside Management or Horticulture Employment or Self Employment

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Arboriculture 1 day a week for 1 year. Entry requirements: Successful completion of a level 2 Horticultural course or 4 GCSEs at grades A-C or relevant industry knowledge. The course: is designed for those who have technical skills but who are looking to learn the theory of arboriculture. Course content includes: Describing soil formation, nutrient requirements, problems and treatment Tree biology, physiology, The selection, supply, planting and aftercare of plants Tree surgery operations Carrying out tree inspection surveys and understanding statute & common law Woodlands and forestry Including ecology Progression: Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Extended Diploma Arboriculture course Employment

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LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Arboriculture (Previous title: National Diploma in Arboriculture) 18 units full time for 2 years. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (English, Maths and Science at grade C or above) Diploma Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Agriculture (Merit/ Distinction overall) National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit/ Distinction) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications. The Course: Carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A levels. Course content includes: Investigative Project Principles of Plant and Soil Science Plant Establishment and Maintenance Arboricultural Tree Identification, Planting and Care Arboricultural Tree Climbing, Pruning and Dismantling Tree Pests and Diseases National Diploma will have all these plus 12 other units including: Woodland Management Tree Biology Tree Surveys and Reports Land-based Machinery Progression: Higher Education Employment or Self Employment

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Countryside Management

Countryside Management courses are both diverse and intense, with work experience playing an integral part in all students learning processes. Facilities at Easton College to support study of the countryside include a 245 hectare estate, mature and recently planted woodlands and hedgerows, a species rich wet grassland alongside the River Yare and numerous ponds and field margin habitats around the estate. Wildlife monitoring is an important aspect of all courses and the physical resource of the College enables students to participate in

bird, wildflower, small mammal and invertebrate surveys. The College is part of a national initiative to captive breed red squirrels for release into suitable sites. Harvest mice have been successfully bred and released into local sites. The Easton College team is very pleased that its course is recognised throughout the country and former students are in employment with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, District and County Councils, the Broads Authority, Anglian Water and a number of private estates.

ENTRy LEVEL COURSES (see page 54 & 55) LEVEL 1 qUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Work-based Land-based Industries Diploma in Vocational Studies (see page 55)

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Wildlife Conservation

LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATION Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Countryside and Environment Conservation Pathway (Previous title: First Diploma in Countryside and Environment) 1 year full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 to pass plus including 3 functional skills at E3 or better. The course: Provides a foundation in a broad range of skills required to gain employment within countryside management, or to progress into further education or training. Assessment is by means of assignments and practical tests. You will learn practical skills including habitat management techniques and how to use machinery such as brushcutters and tractors. Course content includes: Practical Skills Tractor Driving and Machinery Wildlife and Conservation Studies Forestry Estate Skills Work Experience Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: Extended National Diploma Advanced Apprenticeship Employment

LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATION Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Countryside Management (Wildlife Conservation) (Previous title: National Diploma in Countryside Management [Wildlife Conservation]) 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (including a Science at grade C) or Level 2 Diploma in Countryside & Environment (Merit overall) or National Award.

The course: Carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. The emphasis of this course is placed on developing conservation and ecological skills which will realise employment opportunities with a diverse range of voluntary, governmental or environmental organisations. Assessment is by a combination of assignments, presentations, practical assessments and plant and animal identifications. The course is delivered through lectures, seminars, practical sessions and field visits. In addition to the College estate visits are made to sites managed by organisations such as the National Trust, Broads Authority, Natural England and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Course content includes: Ecological principles Environmental Interpretation Estate Skills Habitat Management Recreation Management Species Identification and Classification Environmental Science Machinery Functional Skills Progression: Foundation Degree in Ecology and Conservation Management at Easton College Other Higher Education courses Employment

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Foundation Degree in Ecology and Conservation Management 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time. Entry requirements: Successful completion of Level 3 qualification National Diploma/Certificate/ NVQ 3 or 2 passes in relevant subjects at A2 level such as Biology or Geography (160 points). Mature students without these qualifications who have relevant work experience are invited to contact the College for a personal discussion with the Course Tutor. The course allows thorough exploration into both scientific and practical aspects of ecology and conservation. You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge of ecological principles, habitat management and conservation issues at both a local and global scale. Course content includes: Wildlife Populations, Ecology & Conservation Estate Skills Work Experience Plant & Soil Science Machinery Woodland Management Grassland Management Tree Felling & Chainsaw Use For a large print version of this prospectus call 01603 731281

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Gamekeeping

LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Countryside and Environment (Gamekeeping Pathway) (Previous title: First Diploma in Countryside and Environment [Gamekeeping pathway]) 1 year full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G) or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 qualification To Pass Plus including 3 functional skills at E3 or better. The course: Provides individuals with an introduction to the skills required of a gamekeeper. Work experience on a shooting estate and practical experience on the College estate, rearing unit and deer park make this a very hands-on course. Assignments back up practical assessments to ensure you will learn a wide range of topics and skills. Course content includes: Game Management (including pest control, game rearing and deer management) Forestry and Woodland Management for Game Game Habitat Management Machinery Operation Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: Level 3 Extended Diploma Advanced Apprenticeship Employment

NVq LEVEL 2 Gamekeeping Work-Based Diploma (12-18 months) 4 days at work, 1 day at College. Entry requirements: There are no formal entry requirements but a positive interest in gamekeeping will need to be shown at interview. The course: This apprenticeship will provide students with the necessary skills required to carry out the main tasks of a gamekeeper. Assessment is by completion of a portfolio of evidence and regular assessment by visiting assessors. The course covers the skills required of a gamekeeper and you will learn by carrying out various jobs throughout the seasons. You will be working alongside practising gamekeepers to gain much of your knowledge, supplemented by study at College. Course content includes: Functional Skills Game Shooting Activities Maintenance of Game Populations Pests and Predators Control Prevention of Trespass and Poaching An exam Plus optional modules such as: Control pests with chemical means Establishing Reared Game Birds in the Wild

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LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Countryside Management (Gamekeeping) (Previous title: National Diploma in Countryside Management [Gamekeeping]) 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (including a Science at grade C) or First Diploma (normally Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications. The course: Carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. The emphasis of this course is to develop the practical skills and gain the knowledge required of a full-time gamekeeper. This is a demanding career and students need to show significant commitment to the course to be successful in this industry. Work experience and practical skills development are essential components of this course. Students will contribute to the running of the college estate, including running shooting days and assisting in the rearing programme.

Course content includes: Game Management Game Bird Rearing Working Dogs Deer Management Estate Construction Skills Game Ecology Machinery Skills Progression: Foundation Degrees in Ecology, Conservation Management and Agricultural Management at Easton College Other Higher Education courses Employment

NVq LEVEL 3 Advanced Game Management Work-Based Diploma Block attendance at regular intervals over 1 year. Attendance will be by mutually agreed dates in order to fit in with your own work. Entry requirements: Successful completion of NVQ Level 2 or be employed in the industry at an appropriate level (single-handed or head keeper). The course: Seeks to confirm the skills required to be involved in the management of an estate. A portfolio of evidence will be produced to illustrate your achievements. Course content includes: Habitat Management Game Management Health & Safety Public Relations Progression: Foundation Degrees in Ecology and Conservation Management or Agricultural Management at Easton College (2 years full-time or 3 years part-time) Other Higher Education courses Employment

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Equestrian Studies
Pippa Funnell MBE, who officially opened the new Equestrian and Animal Science Centre.

Easton College has built an excellent reputation over recent years for training well-motivated and technically competent students, who obtain employment in a wide and diverse range of horse-related industries such as grooms, instructors and yard managers. Past students have obtained employment as far away as America, Australia and Portugal. New facilities Include a brand new state-of-theart Equestrian Centre, including: an olympic size indoor school with viewing gallery, an outdoor arena and cross-country course. Internal and external stabling, a horse walker, a solarium and riding simulator. Riding Assessment. All students will be expected to undertake a Riding Assessment appropriate to their level of study at the College. ENTRy LEVEL COURSES (see page 54 & 55) LEVEL 1 qUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Work-based Land-based Industries Diploma in Vocational Studies (see page 55) LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care (Previous title: First Diploma in Horse Care) 1 year full-time course. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (English Language at grade D) or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 qualification normally Merit profile overall plus 3 functional skills. There is a riding assessment. The course: Provides a sound basic training in the care and management of horses. Assessment is by means of assignments and practical tests. Practical and theoretical sessions are designed to give students an insight into the equine industry. Students riding will include dressage and show-jumping. Students also take part in morning and weekend yard duties as part of their studies. Course content includes: Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries Carry out and Understand the Principles of Feeding and Watering Horses Undertake Routine Stable Duties Undertake Horse Handling Introduction to Riding Horses on the Flat Introduction to Riding Horses over Fences Understanding the Principles of Horse Biology Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be:

Extended Diploma in Horse Management Apprenticeship in Equine Employment Horse Care Apprenticeship (Work-based Diploma) 4 days work placement, 1 day at College per fortnight. Entry requirements: No formal requirements, but a positive interest in the equestrian industry will need to be shown at interview. Students will need a suitable employer. The course: Provides students with the necessary skills required to work as an employee in the equestrian industry. Assessment is by completion of a portfolio of evidence and regular assessment by visiting assessors. It covers the role of the equestrian employee and basic aspects of the job throughout the seasons. Students will be working alongside experienced personnel to gain much of their knowledge, supplemented by study at College. Course content includes: Horse Physiology Anatomy Health Daily Routine Clothing Bedding Watering and Feeding Tacking Riding Progression: Advanced Apprenticeships National Diploma in Horse Management Employment

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Equestrian Studies

LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management (Previous title: National Diploma in Horse Management) 2 years full-time course. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (Science at grade C) or Diploma in Horse Care (normally Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications. Applicants will need to pass the College riding assessment. The course: Carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. It will provide students with comprehensive training in all aspects of the horse industry. Students will participate in riding activities including dressage, showjumping and riding on the road. Course content includes: Understand and Promote Animal Health Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries Select, Fit and Evaluate Horse Tack and Equipment Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding Prepare Horses for Presentation Undertake Stable and Yard Management Understand the Principles of Animal Biology Understand Animal Anatomy and Physiology Understand the Principals of Horse Behaviour and Welfare Working Horses from the Ground Understand and Apply the Principals of Horse Fitness

Understand the Principals of Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy Riding and Exercising Horses Understand the Principals of Animal Nutrition Riding Horses on the Flat Riding Horses over Fences Understand the Principals of Equitation Undertake an Investigative Project in the Land-based Sector Undertake Equestrian Teaching Contribute to Managing an Equine Event Progression: Foundation Degree in Equine Management at Easton College BSc Honours Degree Equitation and Coaching at Easton College Employment

Horse Care Advanced Apprenticeship (Work-based Diploma) 4 days work placement, 1 day at college or part-time 1 day a week per fortnight. The course: Will provide students with the necessary skills required to work at a technical/managerial level in the equestrian industry. Students must have successful completion of a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent Level 2 course. Foundation Degree in Equine Management 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time. Entry requirements: Successful completion of Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma/ Certificate/ NVQ 3 or 2 passes in relevant subjects at A2 level (160 UCAS points). Mature students without these qualifications who have relevant work experience are invited to contact the College for a personal discussion with the Course Tutor. Course content includes: Research Methods Principles of Biological Science Land-based Business Equine Exercise Physiology Equine Nutrition Equine Breeding Equine Yard and Estate Management Performance Horse Management Equine Sports Medicine Animal Husbandry & Management Work-based Learning Project Equine Behaviour

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BRITISH HORSE SOCIETy TRAINING BHS Horse Owners Certificate Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements. The course: Aims to raise awareness of Horsecare for first time owners. There is no riding involved. Course content includes: Health & Safety Feeding Grooming Rugs and Clothing Stable Duties Progression: BHS Stage 1 BHS Stage 1 Training Entry requirements: Riding, handling and stable experience. The course: Covers all the training required to undertake BHS Stage 1. Students wishing to enter the Stage 1 examination must become a gold member of the British Horse Society and apply for the exam directly to BHS. Course content includes: Horse Physiology, Anatomy and Health

Daily Routines (bedding, watering and feeding) Riding (flatwork only) Saddlery, Clothing and Shoeing Progression: BHS Stage 2 BHS Stage 2 Training The course: Covers all the training required to undertake BHS Stage 2. Students wishing to enter the Stage 2 examination must be a gold member of the British Horse Society and apply for the exam directly to BHS. Course content includes: Horse Psychology, Anatomy and Health Daily Routines (bedding, watering and feeding) Riding (flatwork only) Saddlery, Clothing and Shoeing Grooming and Travelling Lungeing Clipping and Trimming Progression: BHS Stage 3 BHS Stage 3 (Horse Care Only) Training The course: Provides the training required to take the BHS Stage 3 exam. Students wishing to take the exam must be a gold member of the British Horse Society and apply for the exam directly to BHS. Course content includes: Horse Physiology, Anatomy and Health Daily Routines (bedding, watering and feeding) Riding (flatwork only) Saddlery, Clothing and Shoeing

Grooming Lungeing Stable Design Grassland Care Progression: BHS Stage 4 BHS Preliminary Teaching Test Training Entry requirements: Successful completion of BHS Stage 2. The course: Provides students with the basic skills and training required to teach equine studies and give clear explanations of lesson subjects. It consists of training and preparation only for the British Horse Society examination. Students wishing to take the PTT examination must be a gold member of the BHS and apply for the exam directly to BHS. Course content includes: Giving a class lesson - flat and jump Giving a leading rein and lunge lesson Giving an oral stable management lecture Show understanding of Sports Psychology Show understanding of Child Protection issues Business Knowledge and Yard Organisation Teaching Theory Progression: Employment

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Floristry

Floristry is much more than flower arranging. This competitive and growing industry has over 6500 businesses across the UK, employing more than 25000 people. Florists create floral decorations for a range of events and occasions, from weddings to funerals, so customer care is very important. The work involves ordering, monitoring and caring for stock, cutting, arranging and wrapping flowers and designing arrangements and displays. There are two fully equipped purpose built floristry rooms, and a dedicated cutting garden from which students can take foliage. ENTRy LEVEL COURSES (see page 54 & 55) LEVEL 1 qUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Work-based Land-based Industries Diploma in Vocational Studies (see page 55) LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS 7112-16 City & Guilds Creative Techniques Level 2 Certificate in Floral Display 1 day a week for 1 year. Entry requirements: Successful completion of a Level 1 Floristry course or a keen interest in floristry. The Course: Provides an introduction to floristry and floral designs.

Course content includes: Care and Conditioning Gift Wrapping, Hand Tied Designs and Arrangements Wedding and Funeral Work Wiring Techniques Designs in different Materials Progression: City & Guilds Diploma in Floristry Level 2 Employment

City & Guilds Diploma in Floristry level 2 2 days per week over 1 year. Entry requirements: Successful completion of a Level 1 Floristry course or a keen interest in floristry. The Course: Provides learners with a broad range of floristry skills and knowledge to enable them to work in the industry or progress to level 3.

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Course content includes: Gift Packaging and Hand-tied Designs Designs in foam, moss and wired pieces Care and Conditioning Wedding and Funeral Designs Customer Care Plant Care Display Progression: BTEC Level 3 Floristry Course Employment Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Floristry (Previous title: First Diploma in Floristry) 1 year full time-course. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 qualification normally Merit profile overall plus 2 key skills. The course: Provides a solid foundation for those wanting to establish a career in Floristry. Course content includes: Techniques and Floral Skills Plant, Flower and Foliage Identification Hand-tied Bouquets and Corsage Work Arrangements for Functions and Occasions Designs in a Medium Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: National Diploma in Floristry level 3 Apprenticeship Employment

Floristry Apprenticeship 1 day at college, 4 days at work. Entry requirements: Open to all those employed in a retail floristry business and is ideal for trainees. The course: Provides training and assessments relevant to current employment or work placement. Course content includes: Gift Packaging Designs in Foam, Moss and Wired Pieces Care and Conditioning Hand-tied Bouquets and Bridal Accessories Progression: Advanced Apprenticeship/Level 3 Extended Diploma Continued Employment LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Floristry (Previous title: National Diploma in Floristry) 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C or First Diploma, BTEC First Certificate (Merit or above) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications. The course: Provides an excellent foundation for students wanting a career in retail floristry. Course content includes: Weddings and Funerals Tied and gift wrapped designs European and multicultural designs Display techniques

Interior and exterior design Plant Care Flower Care Trends Progression: Employment Foundation Degree Other Higher Education Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Floristry (Previous title: National Award in Floristry) 1 day a week. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grades A-C or successful completion of a Level 2 Floristry qualification, or relevant industry experience. The course: Builds on knowledge already obtained and will explore new areas such as the latest techniques in wedding design and retail floristry. Course content includes: Weddings and Funerals Tied and Gift-wrapped Designs European and Multicultural Designs Display Techniques Progression: Employment Foundation Degree Other Level 4 Courses

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Garden Design

Garden Design appeals to a wide range of students, from those leaving school to mature learners wishing to gain an insight into an associated area of Horticulture. The College design studio is well equipped, and fully compliments your learning experience. The course is offered to suit all levels and abilities, from beginners through to advanced level. There are opportunities for students to enter competitions to design and build gardens at various horticultural events, and each year students are able to showcase their designs at the Easton College Open Day.

LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATION Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture level 3 Garden Design Option (Previous title: National Award in Horticulture - Garden Design) 1 day a week at college for 1 year. Entry requirements: Successful completion of a Level 2 Horticultural course or 4 GCSEs at grades A-C or relevant industry experience. The course: Will enhance the skills and knowledge from previous qualifications and it will enable students to pursue a career in the fields of design, design and build or landscape installation. There is an equipment list which will be discussed during induction, please be aware that this will incur a financial cost to enable you to complete the course. Course content includes: Horticultural Design Principles Landscape Construction Plant and Soil Science Horticultural Skills Plant Knowledge Heritage Gardening Investigative Project Progression: Foundation Degree Employment or self employment

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Horticulture

Plants and gardens are critical for the planet and the solution to many of todays environmental problems. A career in horticulture has something to offer everyone at all levels of ability. Work in the industry can be technical and creative, encouraging the development of various skills, with advances in technology creating more opportunities. The two main areas are amenity and commercial horticulture. The grounds and facilities at Easton College provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about amenity horticulture and to work with the Colleges extensive plant collections. Facilities include walled and demonstration gardens, island beds and established borders, formal gardens, two commercialsize glasshouses, poly-tunnels, sports pitches and specialist machinery. Horticulture is an area where excellent career opportunities exist for students that can show they have acquired relevant skills and knowledge. The courses on offer at Easton College can open many doors. In recent times students completing their horticultural course have secured various prestigious horticultural positions around the country or progressed on to Higher Education at the College and elsewhere.

LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Horticulture (Previous title: First Diploma in Horticulture) 1 year full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 qualification to Pass Plus including 3 functional skills at E3 or better. The course: Students will be learning practical skills such as pruning, propagation and hard landscaping. Also, how to use different items of machinery such as lawnmowers and rotary cultivators. Students will have a work placement and be involved with real and active projects around the College. Course content includes: Plant and Turf Maintenance Hard Landscape Construction

Basic Garden Planning Machinery Operations Practical Projects Health & Safety Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: Level 3 Extended Diploma Apprenticeship Employment Level 2 Work-based Diploma in Horticulture 4 days at work, 1 day in College each week for 12-18 months. Entry requirements: Individuals must be employed in the Horicultural industry. The course: Provides a foundation in a broad range of skills required to work within the horticultural industry. Assessment is by collection of evidence in a portfolio together with regular assessments at work and at College, and an online test. Course content includes: Amenity Horticulture Nursery Stock Production Sports Turf, Greenkeeper and Sports Turf Groundsman Hard Landscaping Production Horticulture Parks, Gardens, Green Spaces, Graveyards and Cemeteries. Progression: Advanced Apprenticeship National Diploma in Horticulture

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Horticulture

Horticulture Service Engineering Apprenticeship (see page 9) Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 Certificate 1 day a week for 1 College year - Practical Course. This course is also available as an evening class, 1 evening a week for 2 years - Theoretical Course. Entry requirements: No formal requirements, although students should have a good level of literacy and numeracy and previous horticultural knowledge is desirable. The course: Covers many different aspects of horticulture, and is split into 2 modules leading to the well established, nationally recognised RHS Certificate. Course content includes: Plant Taxonomy and Botany Turf and Lawn Care Growing Vegetables, Salads and Herbs Internal and External Structures of plants Chemical and Biological Control of weeds, pests and diseases Garden Planning and Landscaping Progression: RHS Advanced Course Practical Horticultural Skills (Day) National Certificate in Garden Design

LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Landscape and Amenity Horticulture (Previous title: National Diploma in Landscape and Amenity Horticulture) 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (Science at grade A-C) or First Diploma (normally Merit overall) or National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications.

The course: The course will prepare students for a supervisory position in amenity horticulture, especially landscape design and construction, grounds maintenance or managing private gardens. Assessment is by means of assignments, practical assessments and plant identification. This course develops a wide range of horticultural activities designed to open up career opportunities in a supervisory role with local authorities, garden centres, large private gardens, self employment or higher education.

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Course content includes: Principles of Plant and Soil Science Business Management Plant Knowledge Machinery Turf Production/Management Landscape Construction Applied Plant and Soil Science Decorative Horticulture Heritage Gardening Individual Projects Progression: Foundation Degree in Landscape and Amenity Management at Easton College Other Higher Education courses Employment/Self-employment Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Horticulture Part-time, 1 day in college a week for 18-24 months (must be employed in the industry). Entry requirements: Successful completion of a level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent Level 2 course. Preferably GCSE Maths and English at grades A-C. The course: This programme will develop students practical skills in the workplace and students will be involved in information gathering and decision making to prepare them for a supervisory role in a future career. Students will work alongside experienced horticultural personnel and build on a wide range of horticultural skills to enable them to work at a supervisory/technical level. Students will build a portfolio of practical competence and knowledge evidence and keep a detailed work diary.

Course content includes: Production Horticulture Landscaping Sports Turf Greenkeeper Sports Turf Groundsman Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces Progression: Foundation Degree Other Higher Education courses Employment RHS Advanced Certificate Entry requirements: Suitability of each student is assessed on an individual basis, although it is advisable to study the RHS Level 2 Certificate prior to studying this course. The course: This advanced level course combines both theoretical and practical work, looking at how plants function, dealing with pests and disease control. Students will also conduct practical work, both outside and in the glasshouse. Assessment is external by the RHS.

Course content is in 2 modules covering: Principles of Plant Propagation Pests and Diseases Soils and Growing Media (care and use of) Plant Establishment and Maintenance Practical Skills Cultivation Skills Plant Knowledge Plant Use and Maintenance Ornamental Nursery Stock Lawn and Turf Maintenance Progression: Foundation Degree Other Higher Education courses

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Agricultural Engineering

LEVEL 2 Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Land-based Engineering (Technology) (Previous title: First Diploma in Landbased Engineering [Technology]) 1 year full time course. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (including Maths, English and Science or Design & Technology) NVQ level 1 at Merit Profile. The Course: Aimed at individuals who wish to progress into a role of service technician. You will look at the basic workings of land-based machinery such as Land Rovers, 4x4s, quad bikes and tractors. Assessment is by a mixture of assignments, practical tests and on-line assessments. Course Contents includes: Health and Safety Using Calculations Mechanical Principles Maintaining Tools and Equipment Basic Fault Finding Functional Skills Progression: Dependent on the outcome/profile of the grades achieved. Routes could be: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering (Technology) (Previous title: National Diploma in Land-based Engineering [Technology]) Apprenticeship Employment

LEVEL 3 Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering (Technology) (Previous title: National Diploma in Land-based Engineering [Technology]) 2 year full time course. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at A to C (Maths, English plus Science at grade C) or First Diploma at Merit overall or other qualifications at Merit overall (National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit overall). These 3 qualifications must include the calculations module at Merit Profile. The course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A levels. The Course: Covers a wide range of material related to Land-based Engineering and Mechanisation, which includes: operating, repairing and maintenance of vehicles such as tractors, combines, ATVs and 4x4 utility vehicles. Additional courses are offered which lead to industry recognised qualifications in a range of practical areas such as tractor driving, ATVs and abrasive wheels. Course content includes: Health and Safety Engine Technology Hydraulic systems Maths and Science Chassis Systems Transmission Systems Electrics and Electronics

Specialist Units (Agriculture or 4x4s) Functional Skills Progression: Foundation Degree at Easton College in Engineering Employment Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering Operations Level 2* Service Engineers A 2 year course with 6-8 separate week blocks per year. Apprenticeships are available for Service Engineers. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G or NVQ level 1 qualification. The apprenticeship will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to work at the service technician level within the agricultural industry. Assessment is by means of compiling a portfolio of evidence, direct assessment of skills, online test and work placed assessment. You will learn a wide range of practical skills related to your chosen programme and relevant industrial knowledge. Course content of 106 credits (12 units) which includes: 3 Knowledge based elements Functional skills Additional Qualifications include: First Aid, employment rights and responsibilities. Progression: Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Land-based Engineer

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Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Land-based Technology Employment Advanced Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering Level 3* Service Engineers A 2 year course of study with 6-8 separate week blocks per year giving all-round training and on-the-job training towards a career as an Agricultural Service Engineer.

Entry requirements: Successful completion of a Level 2 Apprenticeship or Level 2 Diploma (Merit overall) in Agricultural Engineering or related Level 2 qualification or equivalent to 106 credits. The Course: Advanced Apprenticeships provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to work at the advance technician level within the agricultural industry. Assessment is by means of compiling a portfolio of evidence, direct assessment of skills, online test and work placed assessment. You will also learn

more in depth industrial knowledge and practical skills in your chosen programme. Course content of 69 credits (9 units) which includes: 3 Knowledge based elements Functional Skills Additional qualifications include: First aid, employment rights and responsibilities leading to the achievement of a range of industry relevant skills to advance technician status as well as the supervisory and co-ordination skills. Progression: Foundation Degree at Easton College in Engineering Employment *Both levels of Service Engineering could lead to membership of the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) and also the Land-based Technician Association (LTA).

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Public Services

Public Service courses are designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills for success in future employment within the Public Service sector such as: Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service and the Armed Forces. There is an increasing demand for suitably qualified students to work in Public Services and these courses have been developed to meet these needs. As enhancement to the programme the College provides direct contact with Public Services through visits, presentations, guest speakers and practical activities. Several students from Public Services courses have gone on to join their preferred Service. ENTRy LEVEL COURSES (see page 54 & 55) LEVEL 1 qUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Work-based Land-based Industries Diploma in Vocational Studies (see page 55)

LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATION Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Public Services 1 year full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (English Language at grade D) or NVQ Level 1 plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 qualification normally Merit profile overall plus 2 key skills. Entry requirement from IDVS: Merit overall. The course: Provides a foundation in skills required to carry out work in the public services. To prepare students both physically and mentally for progression into this demanding career. Students are assessed through a variety of methods and continuous appraisals of performance. Students learn about public services and careers they offer, develop skills of self-discipline and fitness, learn transferable skills such as teamwork and communication, navigation and communication. There will be opportunities to visit military/civilian bases, take part in outdoor pursuits and physical challenges.

Course content includes: Public Service Skills Employment in the Uniformed Public Services Career Planning for the Public Services Improving Health and Fitness Driving in the Public Services Adventurous Activities and Teamwork Attending Emergency Incidents in Public Services Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: Extended Diploma Public Services Employment LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATION Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (English Language at grade C) or First Diploma (normally Merit overall) or National Award plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications. The course: Has the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. It gives a comprehensive insight into a career in public services and prepares students both physically and mentally for this industry. A variety of assessments methods are used, including written assignments, oral presentations, problem solving exercises and demonstrations of competence. The course develops interpersonal; skills and offers land and

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water-based outdoor pursuits and physical activities. There are opportunities to vast public services establishments. Course content includes: Government policies and the public services Leadership and Teamwork in the public services Citizenship, Diversity and the public services Understanding Discipline in the public services Fitness Testing and training for the uniformed public services Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions Skills for Land-based and Water-based Outdoor Adventurous Activities Crime and its effect on society Responding to Emergency Service Incidents Practical Team Sports Police Powers in the public services Career Planning for the public services Progression: Employment Higher Education Courses Progression on to a Uniform Services career - for all students it will be essential to have English Language at GCSE grade C (or above) to achieve this choice.

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Sport

Easton Colleges superb sporting facilities include a modern and fully equipped sports centre, airconditioned gym, third generation rubber crumb pitch and indoor tennis centre developed in association with the LTA. More and more people are becoming aware of the need to keep fit and live a healthy lifestyle resulting in increased demand for sport and active leisure products and services. Consequently there are a wide range of career opportunities available. There really is no better place to study for future employment within this rapidly expanding industry. All the courses have a mix of practical and theory based sessions covering topics designed to give students the skills and knowledge required to pursue careers in the sport and leisure industry. There is the opportunity to represent the college at local, regional and national events as Easton College is an active member of British Colleges Sport. Students have an opportunity to study associated courses including Pool Lifeguard Certificate, First Aid, and coaching qualifications across a range of sports. Students have progressed into a variety of roles within the industry including sports facility management, sports development, sport coaching and professional sport.

To reflect these diverse career opportunities in sport and recreation there are several pathways of study.

ENTRy LEVEL COURSES (see page 54 & 55) LEVEL 1 qUALIFICATIONS Diploma in Work-based Land-based Industries Diploma in Vocational Studies (see page 55) LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport (Previous title: First Diploma in Sport) 1 year full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades D-G (English Language at grade D) or NVQ Level plus 2 GCSEs grade D-G or Level 1 Qualification (DVS/NPTC) plus 2 Level 1 Functional Skills. The course: Is designed to provide a foundation in a broad range of skills required to work within the sports industry. Assessment is by means of assignments and the building of a portfolio of evidence. Students will investigate a range of areas within sport and learn skills required to undertake employment within the sports industry.

Course content includes: Fitness testing and training Sports Injury Anatomy and physiology Planning and leading a sport activity Nutrition for a sports performer Sport and leisure facility operation Practical Sport Level 2 Football Academy Fitness testing and training Sports Injury Anatomy and physiology Technical skills and tactical awareness for sport Psychology for a sports performer Lifestyle for a sports performer Exercise and fitness instruction Progression: Normally dependent on the outcome/ profile of grades achieved, and routes could be: Extended Diploma Employment Work based Diploma Work based Diploma in Sport Level 2 and Level 3 The Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma requires a minimum of 30 hours employment per week in an industry relevant workplace. Course duration is approximately 12 months - 18 months. Pathways exist in the following subjects: Exercise and Fitness Operational Services Activity Leadership

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Entry requirements: Candidates will need their own work placement which the college will assist with if necessary. The course: Aims to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge required within the sports industry. Assessment is by collection of evidence into a portfolio and regular assessments by college assessor. The course covers the role of a sport and leisure employee and the basic aspects of that job. The course content would be relevant to the work based diploma option selected but could include: Dealing with accidents and emergencies How participation can improve performance Support and protect children from abuse Exercise and fitness Maintaining fitness for participants Plan and prepare a gym based session Instruct a gym based session Activity leadership Contribute to the work of a team Prepare a session Lead a session Give customers a positive impression of self and the organisation Progression: Employment or self employment Extended Diploma LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATIONS There are several pathways to choose from at this Level, ranging from a route for Elite Sports Performers, where the timetable is planned to enhance the

performers training regime (see Sports Academy +). This is a route for learners who complete all their studies related to a specific sport as well as a route for students who want to go in a more general direction of Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness. A new Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence in Golf is a very specialised route for performers with single figure handicaps and will give the learner an NVQ Level 3 together with a BTEC National Certificate in Performance and Excellence. Students will receive advice and guidance as to the appropriate route at interview. Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (Sports Development Coaching and Fitness) (Previous title: National Diploma in Sports Development Coaching and Fitness) 2 years full-time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades A-C (English Language at grade C) or First Diploma (normally Merit overall) or National Award or BTEC First Certificate (Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications. The course: Carries UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. Emphasis is put on developing skills which will either realise employment in the Sport and Leisure industry

or higher education opportunities. Assessment is by assignments and practical assessments. A combination of practical and theoretical sessions aimed at stimulating and sustaining students interest in the sports industry. Modules in this course allow students to explore wide-reaching areas of the industry, such as physiology and psychology. Course content includes: Practical sport Assessing risk in sport Fitness training and programming Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport Fitness testing for sport and exercise Sport nutrition Sport injuries Exercise, health and lifestyle Sport coaching Psychology for sport performance Sports Development The physiology of fitness Current issues in sport Analysis of sport performance Talent Identification and development in sport Progression: Foundation Degree In Sports Coaching at Easton College Other Higher Education courses Employment

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Sports Academy + is an initiative developed at Easton College in response to demands from students wanting to study and develop as sports performers and enables students to pursue their individual sporting interests, whilst obtaining suitable academic qualifications for their career. Each academy requires a specific level of ability and trial requirements to be considered within the chosen sport. The programme includes a number of support services to performers including; Services of an appropriately qualified and experienced coach Sports Psychology Access to injury prevention and rehabilitation services Nutritional advice/guidance and support Strength and conditioning training

These specialist services are offered either through links with local practitioners - for example, in the case of sports medicine - or as additional extras to the chosen programme of study. Therefore a typical programme of study for a sports academy student would be as follows; First or Extended Diploma in Sport + 5 hours coaching in chosen sport + 1 hour strength and conditioning + Easton is one of only 10 colleges in the country that has achieved focus college classification - which is the pinnacle status available for an FE College in the Development of Football. The status is reward for the significant strides we are making in delivering a football development strategy within the college that contributes towards the priority areas of the FAs National Game Strategy. This presents many opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills - including working with staff to deliver community coaching programmes and events. Football (Male) The male Football development pathway teams currently play in the British Colleges Sport leagues. The pathway recognises and encourages the talents of players whilst not compromising their overall education and welfare. The time devoted to technical and physical development is maximised while ensuring competitive

games are part of the overall programme. There are extensive progression pathways through links to local clubs at various levels. Football (Female) The female Football development pathway initiative offers girls between the ages of 16 to 19 the opportunity to continue with their football development whilst pursuing an academic qualification. The team competes within local and British Colleges Sport competitions and is definitely the place to be for aspiring footballers in the womens game. Rugby The Rugby pathway seeks to take talented young players and develop their skills to a higher level, with the aim of becoming professional/semi-professional players, whilst ensuring that they continue their academic studies at an appropriate level. There are extensive links with local clubs including North Walsham Vikings, which can provide a bursary for students with outstanding potential in rugby (terms and conditions apply). Teams compete both locally and against other leading colleges within British Colleges Sport competitions. There are good links into the game at a high level as the college is the base for the Leicester Tigers regional development centre.

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Golf The Golf pathway is a partnership between Easton College, the English Golf Partnership and Bawburgh Golf Club. This pathway seeks to take talented young players and develop their skills to a higher level, with the aim of them improving and reducing their handicap in order to embark on a career within the golf industry, whilst ensuring that they continue their academic studies at an appropriate level. Participants will have the opportunity to achieve additional qualifications and gain work experience in a variety of golf careers. All golf facilities are situated close to the College which enables access outside of coach-led sessions.

Tennis The college has developed strong links with the LTA through the development of a new eight court indoor Tennis Centre. Performers receive up to 5 hours of highly individualised coaching from one of our elite level coaches who are experienced in working with and developing professional tennis players. In this regard there is considerable expertise always available and strong links into the various progression pathways that exist within the sport. Entry requirements: Students wishing to be considered for the Sports Academy and courses will need to meet the entry

requirements for their chosen programme of study (First/Level 2 or Extended/Level 3 Diploma in Sport) plus attend a trial day at the College (details supplied at interview). Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time. Entry requirements: Successful completion of Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC Extended Diploma/ Certificate/ NVQ 3 or 2 passes in relevant subjects at A2 level (180 UCAS points). Mature students without these qualifications who have relevant work experience are invited to contact the College for a personal discussion with the Course Tutor. All applicants will be expected to have a Level 1 Coaching Award or be prepared to complete and achieve by the first year. Course content includes: Human Anatomy and Physiology Employment Skills The Research Process Study Skills Sports Coaching Fitness for Performance Exercise for Specific Populations Sports Development Nutrition Applied Psychology Exercise Physiology Work-based Learning Project Sports Analysis

Swimming In partnership with UEA and ASA the college has places available for up to 10 swimmers who wish continue with their technical and physical development whilst studying for an academic qualification. The programme makes use of international standard facilities available at the UEA Sportspark in order to offer a highly individualised programme.
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Veterinary Nursing

LEVEL 2 qUALIFICATIONS ABC Level 2 Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants 2 days per week for 1 year. Entry requirements: No academic requirements. Candidates will be required to complete a total of 20 days work experience within a veterinary practice. Work experience weeks are built into the framework of the course. The course: Students can start this course from the age of 16. It is a good introduction into veterinary nursing and prepares students for future veterinary nursing studies. During the course candidates are assessed on practical ability as well as theoretical knowledge. Candidates complete a portfolio of evidence and sit a multiple choice examination. Candidates will be given the opportunity to complete a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths. Course content includes: Animal Accommodation Feeding and Watering Basic Animal Treatments Anaesthesia and Fluid Therapy Animal Assistance Anatomy and Physiology Nutrition Restraint Reception Infection Control Parisitology and Zoonosis Progression: Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (must also have a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths)

LEVEL 3 qUALIFICATION Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Previous title: NVQ 2 & 3 in Veterinary Nursing) Full time 2 years. Entry requirements: 5 GCSE at grades C or above (or equivalent). This must include English, Maths and Science. Students with alternative equivalent qualifications should contact Easton College for further information. This course is often oversubscribed and places are offered after the outcome of a prescribed selection process and also depends on the availability of places in appropriate veterinary practices. Applicants must have a minimum eight weeks work experience (which equates to a minimum of 40 working days) which has been completed in a veterinary practice. The course: The programme provides a nationally recognised vocational qualification for those seeking a career as a Veterinary Nurse. Students will be in college for 2 days per week in the first year and 1 day per week in the second year. During the duration of the course you will be placed in an approved veterinary practice(s) so that you can complete the required minimum number of practical hours as stipulated by the awarding body. (equivalent of 60 full time weeks). The course will be assessed in the form of assignment work, tasks set in college to include formal examinations, multiple choice tests and practical tasks set by the Royal

College of Veterinary Surgeons. You will also be required to complete a Nursing Progress Log showing your practical experience in Veterinary Practice. College combines lectures, practical work and demonstrations to include small animals and horses. Course content includes: Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice Professional relationships and communication Applied animal welfare, health and husbandry Infection control Nursing the hospitalised patient Supporting the supply of veterinary medicines Diagnostic imaging Laboratory diagnostics Theatre practice Pre and post operative support Medical and surgical nursing Anatomy and physiology Progression: Foundation Degree in Animal Science and Welfare at Easton College, other Higher Education courses with a veterinary/science focus or employment. Areas of specialism and progression to the veterinary nursing degree course. Equipment Required: Writing materials. Calculator. Coloured pencils,folder etc. Suggested texts will be discussed at interview.

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Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing Part-time 3 years. This qualification is offered as a parttime route - 1 day per week for three years. Students need to be employed in an approved veterinary practice. HIGHER EDUCATION Foundation Degree in Animal Science and Welfare 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time. Entry requirements: Successful completion of Level 3 qualification such as BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/ NVQ L3 or 2 passes in relevant subjects

at A Level with a minimum of 160 points. Mature students without these qualifications who have relevant work experience are invited to contact the College for a personal discussion with the Course Tutor. Course content includes: Research Methods Principles of Biological Science Land-based Business Employment Skills Animal Legislation & Ethics Animal Nursing Techniques Animal Husbandry & Management Anthrozoology Data Analysis & Research Project Work-based Learning Project

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Foundation Learning

Provision for full-time vocational learners Whilst studying for their course qualification students are given the opportunity to develop, or further develop, their Literacy, Language, Numeracy (LLN) and ICT skills. Qualifications range from Entry level 1-3, Level 1 (GCSE equivalence grade D), Level 2 (GCSE equivalence grade C) and Level 3.

Subject specific tutors, deliver LLN and ICT sessions whilst vocational staff embed opportunities to study for the LLN qualifications within the course subjects. Students will have support if this is appropriate and will work on the individual elements of literacy (reading, writing and speaking and listening) numeracy (number, measure shape and space and handling data) and ICT (word processing, spreadsheets, publisher and the internet).

The inclusion of LLN ensures that students have the opportunity to develop the functional skills linked to LLN and ICT. As well as developing vocational and sector specific skills. The course builds a portfolio of evidence and online and paper based assessments are built into a students study to achieve the specific qualifications on offer. Provision for part-time learners Easton offers a range of short courses aimed at improving confidence and achieving nationally recognised qualifications, for students of all ages. The courses are run at times to meet the needs of those learners who may have daytime commitments. Students are given information and guidance and will be taught at a speed that suits the individual. The courses are made up of a range of possible qualifications. Students develop ICT skills whilst working on specific elements of either literacy, numeracy or both. The ICT covers word processing, use of excel, publisher internet use and emailing. The course builds a portfolio of evidence and online and paper based assessments are built into the programme to achieve the specific qualifications on offer.

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Foundation Learning

Entry Level and Level 1 Courses The aim of the Faculty of Foundation Learning is to offer a supportive and welcoming place where students will be able to learn by doing lots of practical activities, improve their social skills and become aware of the things that they could do in areas such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Sport, Animal Care and other outdoor activities. It is important that students are made to feel safe and at ease with their learning. Courses within Foundation Learning offer a high level of student support coupled with an individual programme of personal and social development and vocational experience. This combination enables students to develop both life and social skills. There are no formal entry qualifications however an initial assessment on interview will enable learners to access the appropriate course. Entry Level Entry 1 Diploma in Personal Progression and Award in Vocational Studies Functional Skills - Maths, English, ICT 1 year programme Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements (see above) The course: Offers a range of life skill and practical activities with a high level of support for learners who need specific help with their learning.

Course content includes: Course content includes: Being healthy Dealing with problems Travel and Transport Independent Living Skills/Food preparation Getting on with other people Team building Horticulture/growing plants Conservation Functional Skills - everyday Maths, English and ICT

Entry Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Skills for Working Life Functional Skills - Maths, English, ICT Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements (see above) The course: is for students who need support with their learning, offering a range of life skills and practical activities. Course content includes: Preparation for work Preparing for an interview Individual Rights and Responsibilities Community Projects Travel and Transport Independent Living Skills/Healthy Living Health and Safety Animal Care Horticulture/growing plants Estate Skills and Conservation Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Land-based industries and Award in Personal and Social Development Plus Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements, however students must have either successfully completed the Entry 3 Diploma or have literacy and numeracy skills at Entry 3. There will be an initial assessment at interview to ensure suitability for the course.

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The course: Provides a chance to explore and study different pathways and sample different career areas. It is designed to offer progression into employment. Course content includes: Health and Safety Individual Rights and Responsibilities Environmental awareness Life Skills Healthy Living Animal Care Horticulture/growing plants Estate Skills and Conservation OR Diploma in Vocational Studies and Personal and Social Development Plus Functional Skills - Maths, English and ICT

Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements, however students must have either successfully completed the Entry Level 3 Diploma or above and have literacy and numeracy skills at Entry Level 3 or above. There will be an initial assessment at interview to ensure suitability for the course. The course: It is designed to offer progression into further education, further study or employment. Assessment takes place throughout the year by way of assignments, workbooks, practical skills and observations. The course provides a chance to study different pathways: Sport and Public Service pathway: Course content includes: Vocational Units: for example Introduction to Healthy Eating

Jobs in Sport or Active Leisure Personal Skills for the Public Service Personal and Social Development Units: for example Individual Rights and Responsibilities Working as Part of a Group Environmental Awareness Land-based pathway: Course content includes: Vocational Units: for example Estate Skills Conservation Horticulture Animal Care Personal and Social Deevlopment Units: for example Health and Safety Individual Rights and Responsibilities Environmental awareness Life Skills/Dealing with problems

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Access to Higher Education & Level 3 Courses

Access to Higher Education Programmes These programmes are designed for individuals returning to study who wish to progress to study at Higher Education level, such as Foundation Degrees. Access to Higher Education in Land-based Industry Level 3 1 year full-time, 3 days a week designed for individuals returning to study. Entry requirements: Ideally a Level 2 qualification but applications will be considered on an individual basis and each applicant will be able to discuss the course at an interview. This intensive Land-based programme allows learners to develop skills and vocational knowledge in this sector, including generic subjects such as: Science Study Skills Business Numeracy and IT This programme allows a taster approach to a wide variety of industries. Learners have the opportunity to study two units of their choice from: Ecology and Conservation Horticulture Agriculture Landscape Design Equestrian Animal Science and Welfare Land-based Technology Sustainability

Access to level 3 courses Working in conjunction with Dereham Sixth Form this programmes primary aim is to enable students who have not yet met the qualifications for entry onto level 3 (AS level) courses to pursue an exciting range of one year Level 2 courses which would then enable them to access Level 3 courses in the following academic year. The 3 different strands each have a strong vocational element which is supported by a choice of GCSE levels, a Functional Skills and an opportunity to retake GCSE English and Maths when necessary. Students will spend 3 full days at Easton College and 2 days at Dereham Sixth Form College.

qualification Up-grade for yOUR Future Thinking of teaching or coaching, or want to improve your GCSEs? Opportunities exist with Dereham 6th Form for any student attending a full-time course at Easton College to up-grade their GCSEs (this is an up-grade rather than a full new GCSE course) can attend the 6th Form and re-take their GCSE English Language and Maths to improve their grades. This is an ideal way of improving your chances of following a teaching or coaching careers following your higher education courses and looking to undertake a PGCE at some stage.

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A career in the construction industry can be incredibly rewarding. There are an abundance of opportunities in a huge range of areas. Its also a chance for you to leave your mark.
There are many career paths within the construction industry. Just think you could be part of a project to construct buildings which will help shape our cities and environments for years to come. The specific areas of study and what could be studied: Building Craft Occupations The course contains a mixture of both practical and theory. The aim of the course is to further develop the core construction trades covering, plastering, carpentry, painting and decorating, roofing, plumbing, bricklaying and Health and Safety. Plastering The course contains a mixture of theory and practical activities covering all aspects of solid and fibrous plastering. Rendering, skimming, screeding and decorative plasterwork form the basis of this programme. Trowel Trades (Bricklaying) The course contains a mixture of theory and practical based activity covering all aspects of bricklaying. Areas of study include mortar mixes, brick and block laying, setting out, power tools and equipment, site organisation and safety, simple scaffolding, slinging and signalling. Wood Occupations (Carpentry) This course contains the following subjects of study - floors, roofs, doors, windows, studwork, stairs, panelling and cladding, kitchen fitting, power tools, bench joinery, site organisation, safety and preparation, and assembly of joinery products. Level 3 Diploma in Construction Duration: 2 year (full time). Entry requirements: 16-18 learners - 4 GCSE at grade D-G and an interest in construction. 19+ learners - 4 GCSE grade A-C or above at GCSE. Whats it all about? Learners will be able to choose from a variety of disciplines including painting and decorating, plastering, trowel trades and wood occupations that will allow progression onto a level two course or an Apprenticeship.

Level 2 Diploma in Construction Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D or above or Level one diploma (with the exception of Roofing which starts at Level 2). Whats it all about? The idea of the course is to provide experience of a chosen construction specialism. Students can choose from wood occupations, plastering, trowel trades, roof slating and tiling, floor and wall tiling or painting and decorating. On completion of the course, learners can progress to a level three qualification. Level 1 Certificate in Building Craft Occupations in Construction Duration: 1 year full time. Entry requirements: A keen interest in the construction industry. Mature students welcomed.

Whats it all about? The aim of the course is to give learners a taste of different skills within the industry, allowing them to eventually specialise in one specific area. Areas studied will be bricklaying, carpentry, painting and decorating, plumbing and tiling. Progression routes on completion include either a level two qualification or an Apprenticeship. Level 1 Building Services Duration: 1 year. Entry requirements: No formal qualifications are required, but candidates may be asked to undertake some academic assessments. Mature students welcome. Whats it all about? These 1 year introductory qualifications cover 4 areas of building services engineering; Plumbing, Electrotechnical, Heating & Ventilation, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. This qualification is for people thinking about a career in building services engineering, perhaps maintaining air conditioners, or working as an electrician or a plumber. Youll find out what you enjoy, and get a head start on your next qualification - helping you move on to a career.

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Higher Education

Easton College offers specialist Foundation Degrees and BSc Honours Degrees. These qualifications are aimed at A level or National Diploma students as full-time programmes or individuals who are already employed and wish to study through a part-time programme or if they have other commitments. The Degrees are suitable for individuals who are looking to progress into a technical manager role or managerial role in their chosen vocation. Individuals can also gain entry to these programmes by successfully completing our Access to HE course (see page 56). Full-time Foundation and Honours Degrees will require students to devote at least 30-40 hours a week to their studies, of which 12-15 hours will involve College attendance. Students need to be self-motivated and disciplined to plan and complete their studies. All our Foundation and Honours Degree Programmes are validated by the University of East Anglia (UEA), and as such you benefit from being able to use UEA resources - such as their extensive library. Upon successful completion of a Foundation Degree it is possible to undertake a further years study to top-up to BSc Honours Degree at other universities as well as UEA, wherever suitable programmes are offered to suit an individuals progression.

Foundation Degrees: Agricultural Management Animal Science and Welfare Ecology and Conservation Management Equine Management Sports Coaching Engineering (Agricultural or Mechanical pathway) Foundation Degrees are vocationally focused and equip students with the skills and knowledge relevant to their employment and the needs of their employers. These Degrees provide a pathway for life-long learning and an opportunity to complete a full Honours Degree. Foundation Degrees have been developed in consultation with leading employers, national training organisations, sector skills councils, professional bodies and students to deliver the skills and knowledge required in todays working environment. The workbased learning project and work-related

modules allow students to develop their research and employability skills. BSc Honours Degrees: Agriculture Agriculture 3rd Year Top-up Equitation and Coaching The College will be looking to offer further BSc Honours Degrees validated by UEA as the range of Programmes are developed for 2012. BSc Honours Degrees have been developed in consultation with leading employers, national training organisations, sector skills councils, professional bodies and students to deliver the skills and knowledge required in todays working environment. For further information please refer to the Higher Education Prospectus or call the Student Services Centre on 01603 731292.

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Daniel Savoy Best Overall Contribution to a sports team.

Bridie Hipperson Best Sports Performance.

Louise Stannard Royal Navy Prize for Endeavour.

Perry Wilson Caroline Fussey Memorial Prize.

Harlyann Moon Best Practical StudentHorse Management.

Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston S. Churchill

Fred Riseborough Best Practical Student Arboriculture.

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Application Form - Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS


Are you already a student at Easton College Course for which you are applying Reserve choice/Second course applying for Surname Forename Title Mr Ms Mrs Miss Home Address Yes No If yes, which days do you attend? Year of entry National Insurance No

Date of Birth Postcode Marital Status Home Tel Nationality Email Overseas students - Date of entry into UK Please indicate if Forces Yes No Yes No Do you have a disability that you want recognised? that you would wish support with? Please give details Yes Yes No No Mobile

Have you recently been made redundant? Next of kin Relationship to student if not parent Next of kin contact number

Name and address of last Secondary School or College attended:

Date of leaving Please state where you heard about the course/Easton College: You may wish to discuss this at the interview stage and provide details then. Level Date Grade/Result/Expected Grade

Examination Successes/Expected Grades Subject Exam Board

Other Relevant Qualifications Grants and Awards - Name and address of the Local Education Authority or other body which may sponsor your application (if known)

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All applicants - Practical Experience (with dates) Employers name and address Dates Nature of work and experience

Hobbies and Interests

Have you previously attended a course at this College? If yes, please state course and approximate date

Yes

No

Declaration I declare these particulars are correct, and I undertake, if admitted as a student, to comply with the Terms and Conditions of enrolment.

Signature of applicant

Date

Some of the information given on this form may be sent to the Department for Education and Employment, and the Learning & Skills Council, which is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. The registration is primarily for the collection and analysis of statistical data but it also allows the Council to share information with other organisations for the purposes of detecting fraud. Further information about data confidentiality is available on request from the institution to which you are applying. I agree to the processing of any data the College may receive from me. Equal Opportunities The College regards all of its existing and potential members, both staff and clients, as being of equal value and will strive to promote equality of access and opportunity to all its courses and facilities. Please return this form to: Student Information Centre, Easton College, Easton, Norwich NR9 5DX

Office use only Date received Entered on system by on / / Acknowledged? Student Ref No.

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Campus Plan

Deer Park House

Deer Park

Pig Unit To Dairy Unit Sheep Shed Poultry Unit

Sarnia
Orchard

Workshop 3

The Sir Nicholas Bacon Centre T Equestrian & Animal Science and Welfare E

Bus Stop
LJ Technology Suite Chainsaw Workshop

Machinery

Hall Cottages

College Reception

T S
Welding Workshop

T
Estate Skills Workshop

Assembly Point

Landscape Duffield Workshop Centre

White House

Schools Barn & Teacher Resource Centre Walled Garden


Woodland Garden Arboretum

Assembly Point

Farm, Reservoir and Marlingford

Animal Care Unit

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Bus Stop 57 Assembly Point Rural Support Centre To Norwich A47

Glasshouse 2

Glasshouse 1

The Dell

P
Hudson Hall

Cycles Assembly Point

T S
Rayns Hall

Alston Hall

Wetland Habitat

Full Circle Caf

Garnett Building

Tennis Centre T Clay Courts Tennis Centre

Horticulture Store

Regimental Garden

Assembly Point

Assembly Point

2 T
Jubilee T Building

P 3 P
Refectory

dley Bra all H

To Bawburgh

T E

Student Welfare Office Residential Student Common Room Sports Changing Rooms

E
Learning Resource Centre IT Rooms and Design Studio

T P

P 3G All Weather Pitch

Student Services Centre

Sports and Conference Centre

Sports Pitches

Workshops P1 - P9 Rooms DC001 - DC007 Rooms AC001 - AC008 H001 - H003 Rooms GB001 - GB129 Rooms SC001 - SC111 Rooms JB001 - JB190 Rooms BC001 - BC039 Rooms TC001 - TC004 Rooms RSC001 - RSC008

1 College Reception 2 Student Information Services 3 Sports & Conference Centre


E Eating places T Toilets P Parking Disabled Parking S Smoking Shelter Walk only

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Hunstanton

Wells
A149

Blakeney

Sheringham Cromer

B1156

Holt Fakenham
A148 B1354

Mundesley

A1145

Aylsham
Peterborough & the Midlands

North Walsham

Kings Lynn
A1065 A47

B1149 B1150 A1067 A47 A1145

Wroxham Easton Norwich


Bypass A47

Ormesby
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Swaffham
A1065 A134

East Dereham Wymondham


A11 A134

Great Yarmouth Gorleston

Poringland Long Stratton


A140 A146 B1332

A143 A12 A146

Bungay
A143

Attleborough
A1066

Diss Scole

Beccles

Lowestoft Kessingland

A1065

Thetford
A11 Newmarket & London

A143 Bury St. Edmunds A140 Ipswich & Colchester A12

Easton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5DX Telephone: 01603 731200 Fax: 01603 741438 Email: info@easton.ac.uk www.easton-college.ac.uk