Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Suffolk Rural (Otley) Overview

Suffolk Rural is the location of our land-based industry facilities and programmes. The campus is located in the heart of the countryside and benefits from a range of specialist vocational workshops and outdoor facilities, as well as general college buildings.

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Available Suffolk Rural (Otley) courses

Abrasive Wheels (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This one day training course will teach you the key features of abrasive wheels. In this course you will learn the features of an abrasive wheel and how to protect yourself. The course will cover the regulations governing use of...

Agriculture (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This qualification is for you if you are 16-19 and looking to start a career within the agriculture and farming sector. Agriculture and food production is a thriving global industry...

Agriculture (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. We have developed a new approach to training the farmers of the future and we...

Animal Care (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the animal care industry, as a full time student you will follow a Study programme. This...

Animal Management (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. The Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management is a full-time nationally recognised vocational course that is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This course is suited to you if you...

Animal Nursing Assistants (Level 2 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This is a one academic year programme, starting in September. Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3-4 days per week on campus plus an additional...

Animal Studies (Level 1 Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course is designed to offer progression to Level 2 programmes and apprenticeships as well as employment within the land-based sector. Land-based studies is for anyone who wants a career working...

Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) (City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Who is this qualification for? This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture is for you if you are 16-19 and looking to start a career within the forestry or...

Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) (City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This qualification is designed to develop a higher understanding of Arboriculture and Forestry, and is the equivalent to 3 A Levels and on successful completion of your qualification you will receive...

Arboriculture (Level 2 Certificate, 10 Week Course - Fast Track to Industry) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Fast Track to Industry. The Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture aims to: Provide learners with the opportunity to acquire the essential skills, knowledge and understanding required for employment in forestry and...

Brushcutter & Strimmer (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This training course aims to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in brushcutter and strimmer operation. It introduces trainees to the hazards and risks of operating a brushcutter and strimmer and to comply with health and safety legislation. The...

Canine First Aid (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. This is an exciting and informative course with a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical work. You will be learning Canine CPR on the CasPeR manikins designed specifically, and...

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting (CS30) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) January

NPTC 0020-03/0020-09 Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting (CS30) This qualification is about the maintenance of a chainsaw and cross-cutting trees at ground level. Cross-cutting operations will include cross-cutting timber under tension in the form of fallen branches, tops, tree sections,...

Dog Grooming (Level 3 Diploma, Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This 25-week part-time programme enables you to gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a Professional Dog Groomer. You could be self-employed or work for...

Dog Grooming Assistants (Level 2 Certificate, Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course is ideal if you want to begin working in the dog grooming industry and if you want to learn the skills needed to work under supervision in a...

Domestic Chainsaw Maintenance (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This is a useful one-day course at Suffolk Rural for anyone wishing to use a chainsaw safely. This course will look at basic chainsaw maintenance for domestic use and will cover: Safety and awarenessSharpening of the sawFile size Basic cross...

Equine (Horse Care) (Level 1) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This is a one academic year programme, starting in September. Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3-4 days per week on-campus and a 5th day...

Equine (Horse Care) (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This is a one academic year programme, starting in September. Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3-4 days per week on campus and a 5th...

Equine (Horse Care) (Level 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This is a one academic year programme, starting in September. Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3-4 days per week on-campus plus an additional day...

Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) April

NPTC 0020-04 Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31). This course will prepare people for roles that will involve felling small trees safely and accurately, removing branches, crosscutting stems, stacking timber and taking down hung up trees with hand...

Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) February

NPTC 0020-04 Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31). This course will prepare people for roles that will involve felling small trees safely and accurately, removing branches, crosscutting stems, stacking timber and taking down hung up trees with hand...

Floristry (City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) (Part-Time)

A part-time 1 year course with a full ten unit exploration of the skills, techniques and knowledge required to become a florist. The practical course covers units in wedding and funeral floristry, arrangements and hand-tied designs along with designs for function...

Floristry (City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course is aimed at those aged 16-19 and with a keen interest in the Floristry industry, seeking employment in this area. Providing learners with a broad range of floristry...

Floristry (City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) (Part-Time)

A higher level part-time 1 year course for learners with some experience in floristry. You will study wedding floristry and floral arrangements in more depth. This course takes place every Thursdays. Topics covered in the course will be European design schema...

Floristry (Level 2 Award, Part Time) – Suffolk Rural (Otley) - January 2022 Start

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course is aimed at those with a keen interest in Floristry, who are considering employment in the Floristry industry. On this course you will have the opportunity to learn...

Floristry (Level 2 Certificate, Part Time) – Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Commercial floristry involves an understanding of the requirements of the Floristry industry. This includes an understanding of flower care, design and construction techniques, and the legal requirements of the industry....

Horticulture (Level 2 Award, Part Time) – Suffolk Rural (Otley) - January 2022 Start

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. The course focuses on the fundamentals of the practical skills required within Horticulture. Learners will have the opportunity to gain skills including planting, pruning, use of machinery, and maintenance. This...

Horticulture (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horticulture is for you if you are 16-19 and looking to start a career within the horticultural sector. Horticulture is made up of many diverse...

Horticulture (Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This 2 year course is designed to provide 16-19 year olds with a wide range of specialist technical practical skills and detailed knowledge and understanding, focusing on a broad basis of...

Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (Short Course) January 2022

We are pleased to be able to offer in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council, the ‘Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver’. This course is intended for candidates who either work or wish to pursue a ca...

Land & Wildlife (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) Campus This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the countryside and environment industries....

Land and Wildlife (Level 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) Campus and runs over a period of 2 academic years. This qualification gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the...

Land-based Studies (Entry 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.The aim of this course is to provide students with tasters in different land-based vocational areas, with a focus on horticulture and animal care. Students will develop their awareness of...

Land-based/Agricultural Engineering (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) Campus Modern land-based engineering is not just about building larger and more powerful tractors and farm machinery. The skills required include robotics, computer-based imaging, GPS technology, science-based solutions, climate forecasting, technological...

Land-based/Agricultural Engineering (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Modern land-based engineering is not just about building larger and more powerful tractors and farm machinery. The skills required include diagnosing complex faults on land-based machinery, as well as robotics, computer-based imaging, GPS technology, science-based solutions, climate forecasting, technological solutions,...

Landscape Construction (Level 3 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This qualification has been designed for those who would like to work as landscapers and is intended to meet industry needs for professional hard landscapers who understand the needs of...

Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support

The Basic Life Support qualification will give learners the skills and knowledge to act in an emergency situation providing the casualty with critical life saving assistance until support arrives. The qualification is delivered following the protocols set by the Resuscitation...

Manual Handling (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This training course aims to give trainees knowledge and understanding in the handling and moving of materials and components by the use of safe manual handling procedures and lifting aids. It introduces trainees to the hazards and risks involved with...

Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair (Entry 3/Level 1) - Suffolk Rural

This foundation programme of study has been designed to give you a general introduction to a broad range of basic motorcycle maintenance repair skills. Delivered at our Rural Campus the practical activities are completed in fully-resourced workshops led by highly...

Multi Trades (Level 2 Construction) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus Level 2 Multi Trades (Maintenance Operations) This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Maintenance Operations. The course covers Health,...

Multi Trades (Level 1 Construction) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This introductory programme of study has been designed to give students a general introduction to a broad range of construction skills. Practical activities are completed in fully-resourced workshops led by...

Novice Teleporter NPTC Landbased Forklift Truck Operations (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) April

This qualification will appeal to those who use a teleporter as part of their work in agriculture, horticulture or distribution and warehousing. This course provides instruction and assessment for lift truck operators on rough terrain or telescopic forklifts. It has...

Novice Tractor Driving & Related Operations (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Develop your tractor driving abilities to the level required for the National Proficiency Test Council with our Novice Tractor Driver course. This course is for individuals who operate tractors and ancillary machinery as part of their work in agriculture, horticulture,...

NPTC 0020-07 Rope & Harness & NPTC 0020-13 Tree Climbing & Rescue (CS38) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. This course covers the accessing of trees through climbing to carry out rescues in a variety of contexts. The aerial rescues includes recovery of both conscious and unconscious casualties....

PA6 - NPTC Safe Handling of Pesticides Using Hand Held Applicator - January

NPTC 021654 Hand Held Applicators Knapsack (PA6). This course is suitable for those working in agriculture, horticulture or green keeping who apply pesticides using a hand held applicator. PA1 Foundation is a pre-requisite for this course. You will also need a...

Pest Control: Rabbits and Moles using Aluminium Phosphide (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. The training course is designed to prepare you for the L2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control. The course is a recognised certificate...

Plastering (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. The aim of the course is to give you an understanding of all aspects of solid and fibrous plastering, and it contains a mixture of both practical and theory. All...

Practical Countryside Skills (Agriculture) (Level 1) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. The purpose of this qualification is to develop the transferable skills, attributes, and behaviours needed for you to progress to further study and ultimately to employment. The course is designed...

Practical Countryside Skills (Horticulture, Arboriculture, Floristry) Level 1 - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. The purpose of this qualification is to develop the transferable skills, attributes, and behaviours needed for you to progress to further study and ultimately to employment. The course is designed...

Practical Horticulture (City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma) (Part-Time)

On this Part Time course, you'll learn practical gardening skills in a realistic setting. You will have the opportunity to cover topics like: Turf care Plant production Landscaping Preparing ground Applying fertilisers. You will learn one day per week, in...

Practical Horticulture (RHS Level 2 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. The RHS certificates are ideal for those looking for a career change, professional horticulturists, casual learners seeking a part-time course and budding allotmenteers! On studying the RHS Level 2 Certificate...

Principles of Horticulture (Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance Theory Pathway) (RHS Level 2 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. The RHS certificates are ideal for those looking for a career change, professional horticulturists, casual learners seeking a part-time course and budding allotmenteers! To gain the RHS Level 2 Certificate...

Principles of Horticulture (Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation Theory Pathway) (RHS Level 2 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. The RHS certificates are ideal for those looking for a career change, professional horticulturists, casual learners seeking a part-time course and budding allotmenteers! To gain the RHS Level 2 Certificate...

Safe Use & Handling of Pesticides (PA1) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

NPTC 021649 Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1). This course is for anyone employed in agriculture or horticulture involved in the storage, handling & application of pesticides. This course covers the control of Pesticide regulations that classify chemicals used to control pests,...

Safe Use & Handling of Pesticides (PA1) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) January

NPTC 021649 Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1). This course is for anyone employed in agriculture or horticulture involved in the storage, handling & application of pesticides. This course covers the control of Pesticide regulations that classify chemicals used to control pests,...

Site Carpentry (Advanced / Level 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. The course contains a mixture of both practical and theory. The aim of the course is to give you an understanding of site carpentry including; health and safety, floors, roofs,...

Stump Grinder (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This 1 day course will cover the safe operation and maintenance of stump grinder machines. Candidates will be instructed to the level expected to gain the competence in the City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of a Stump...

Transport of Animals - Short Journeys (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This qualification has primarily been designed for you if you transport farm animals, horses or birds (domestic fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, quails, pheasants and partridges) over 65km on short road journeys of up to and including eight hours....

Woodchipper (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course covers the use of manually fed wood chippers. It covers pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments, operating the machine to chip material appropriate to the capacity of the machine, and hitching and unhitching of the...

Working at Height (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This training course aims to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in working at heights. It introduces trainees to the hazards and risks including precautions necessary to maintain own safety and that of other and the importance of using...