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ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS 2018-2019

A GUIDE TO SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE


WELCOME TO SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

We are a specialist land-based college, which means that we offer courses in agricultural and environmental education, as well as animal science and outdoor education. We make full use of our natural resources, including a commercial farm, equestrian centre, woodland, walled garden and lakes, all within the stunning location of Old Warden Park near Biggleswade. Back in 1946 we enrolled our first students and established our place as a national centre for agricultural education. Today, both our students and our facilities continue to win national awards. If you have a passion for the great outdoors and want to pursue or enhance your career in the land-based industries, then this is the place for you.

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CONTENTS OPEN DAYS AND TERM DATES

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SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

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ACCOMMODATION

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STUDYING AT SHUTTLEWORTH

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SUBJECT AREA SNAPSHOTS

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OPEN DAYS

Our Open Days are the best way to see what we can offer you: • Take a tour • Talk to tutors and current students • ‘Have a go’ with our interactive activities and demonstrations • Ask our Student Services advisers all of your questions

OPEN DAYS

• Saturday 4 November 2017 9.30am–12.30noon

• Saturday 27 January 2018 9.30am–12.30noon

• Saturday 10 March 2018 9.30am–12.30noon

• Thursday 24 May 2018

BEAT THE QUEUES

Pre-register your place online now at www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/ opendays

5.00pm–8.00pm

• Thursday 23 August 2018 2.00pm-7.00pm

TERM DATES

AUTUMN TERM 2018 • Monday 10 September 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018 SPRING TERM 2019 • Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 5 April 2019 SUMMER TERM 2019 • Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019 KEEP IN TOUCH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Like us on Facebook ShuttleworthColl Follow us on Twitter @ShuttleworthCol Follow us on Instagram @shuttleworthcollege Call: 01767 626222

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SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS

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The 500 acre Shuttleworth College Campus is not just a beautiful place to study, its unique working environments will provide you with everything you need to succeed on our Animal Sciences, Equine Management, Floristry, Land & The Environment and Outdoor Adventure study programmes. You will have access to: • Learning Resources Centre • Information Learning Technology suites • Munch & Mocha Restaurant and Coffee Shop • Careers advice • Walled garden, lakes and parkland • Blue Cross award-winning Animal Unit • Kingshill Farm (livestock and arable) • Mechanisation Centre of agricultural machinery • Mount Pleasant Equine Centre • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities, pitches and courts • Fish farm and lakes • Woodland and conservation area.

MOUNT PLEASANT EQUINE CENTRE

KINGSHILL FARM (LIVESTOCK AND ARABLE LAND)

SUPPORTING YOU Here at Shuttleworth College you can benefit from award-winning advice and support in everything from your future career to your personal wellbeing.

BLUE CROSS AWARD-WINNING ANIMAL UNIT WITH ALMOST 400 SPECIES

There are lots of ways we can help: • Award-winning support from our Student Services team • A dedicated counselling service for when you just need someone to talk to • Additional support for those with individual learning needs such as dyslexia, hearing or visual impairment • Financial guidance • Careers advice.

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES, PITCHES AND COURTS

MECHANISATION CENTRE OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY

WALLED GARDEN, LAKES AND PARKLANDS

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TRAVEL INFORMATION TRAVEL BY BUS We provide a comprehensive College-run bus service to local towns and villages in the surrounding area depending on demand, including: Ampthill Arlesey Baldock Barton Bedford Biggleswade Bletchley Brampton Buckden Campton Cotton End Clifton Clophill Dunstable Eaton Bray Eaton Socon Flitwick

Great Barford Harlington Henlow Henlow Camp Hitchin Houghton Conquest Houghton Regis Huntingdon Kempston Langford Leighton Buzzard Letchworth Little Paxton Lower Stondon Maulden Milton Keynes

Newport Pagnell Northill Potton Sandy Shefford Shillington Shortstown Silsoe St Neots Stevenage Stotfold Streatley Toddington Totternhoe Westoning Wrestlingworth

Find out the latest information on where our bus service stops at: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/travel

TRAVEL BY TRAIN SUBSIDISED BUS TRAVEL The College-run bus service is subsidised depending on your household income. In 2017/18 the cost was £150 per term if you had a household income of £30,000 or less and £225 per term for a household income over £30,000. It is cheaper if you pay for the whole year at £405 or £640 respectively.*

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The nearest mainline railway station is Biggleswade, which is served twice-hourly by the Peterborough to London Kings Cross line, stopping at nearby towns. Our campus is just a 10 minute bus journey (see above) or trip by taxi from Biggleswade station.

TRAVEL BY CAR Our campus benefits from ample free car parking on site and is a short distance from the A1, with easy access from Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots, Hitchin and Stevenage, as well as Bedford.


ACCOMMODATION If travelling to our Shuttleworth College Campus is difficult for you, we may be able to offer you a place in our halls of residence. You’ll get your own single study bedroom plus access to a modern common room complete with kitchen facilities, comfy chairs, sofas and TV. In 2017/18 our accommodation cost was £3,960 per year (usually paid in advance per term of £1320) including full board during the week (subject to change, check online for the latest information). Help with costs for our halls may be available to you through our residential bursary – visit: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/accommodation

TRAVEL BURSARY If you travel to Shuttleworth other than by College bus and you are studying a full-time course (Advanced Level or below), you may qualify for a travel bursary as long as you: • are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2018 • live more than three miles (driving distance) from the campus you will be studying at • have a household income of £30,000 or less • a  re not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.* Find out more at: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/travelbursary

*Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website to get the latest costs. Call: 01767 626222

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STUDYING AT SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE In today’s competitive market employers and universities are looking for much more than just a qualification. At Shuttleworth College, alongside your industry recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills.

FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMMES LEVEL 2 (equivalent to GCSE) Entry requirements: One Year: 3 GCSEs A*-D or 9-3 Two Years: 3 GCSEs A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and an interest in the subject.

SUBJECT

LEVEL 3 (equivalent to A-Level) Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths, or an Intermediate Level Diploma

Agriculture Animal Sciences Countryside Equine Management Fisheries Floristry Horticulture Land-based Studies Outdoor Adventure

93%

DID YOU KNOW?

93% of last year’s students are now in further study or employment.

For more details and how to apply visit

www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/ fulltime

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES As an apprentice, you’ll get all the benefits of studying with Shuttleworth College for an industryrecognised qualification, while working in your chosen industry. We are the largest apprenticeship provider in the county, which means we offer a wide range of apprenticeships for you to choose from.

SUBJECT

INTERMEDIATE – LEVEL 2 ADVANCED – LEVEL 3 (equivalent to GCSEs)

(equivalent to A-Levels)

HIGHER LEVELS – 4-7 (Foundation Degree level and above)

Agriculture Environmental Conservation Horticulture Trees & Timber

We also offer work-based training programmes in Agriculture, Horticulture and Trees & Timber.

JORDAN’S STORY

For more details and how to apply visit

www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

STUDY PROGRAMME: ANIMAL MANAGEMENT ADVANCED LEVEL 3 The Animal Unit at Shuttleworth College has approximately 400 species from all over the world. With so many species it can be quite daunting to get to grips with all the requirements, but you learn something new every day and the weekly practical sessions ensure you gain experience in every area.

are extremely knowledgeable. “TheWetutors learn through their experience, not

disengaging PowerPoint presentations, and this would be my main reason for recommending the College and study programme to others.

Studying at Shuttleworth College has given me high aspirations and I’d love to eventually work abroad in conservation, perhaps with elephants or sea turtles to help preserve these magnificent species. Call: 01767 626222

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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES ANIMAL MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION DEGREE (FDSC)*

SPORT (OUTDOOR ADVENTURE) HNC/HND

This degree-level course will provide you with high-quality, broad-based training in animal related biological sciences. You’ll study a mixture of practical, scientific, technical and business principles to prepare you for a career in animal management and give you a thorough understanding of the field. On completion of this course you can progress on to the final year of a full degree – BSc (Hons) Animal Science – with the University of Bedfordshire.

This course is a launch pad for those who have experience in outdoor adventure delivery who wish to further their coaching, teaching, instructing and facilitating skills. A key focus of the course is to introduce and enhance management skills in the outdoor adventure, sport and leisure sectors. All modules integrate theory and practical, there will be an expectation to achieve NGB qualifications that are integrated into the course.

AGRICULTURE FOUNDATION DEGREE (FDSC) WITH BSC (HONS) TOP–UP DEGREE* This degree-level course will provide you with high-quality, advanced skills and knowledge you will need to be successful in the industry or progress into higher level research. The course covers sustainable crop science and production, agri-science and technology, livestock science and production, sustainable land management, business management and investigative research. You can progress on to the final year of a full degree – BSc (Hons) Agriculture – with the University of Bedfordshire. *(Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire).

For more details and how to apply visit

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entry requirements for these courses can be found on our website www.shuttleworth.ac.uk by searching for the course title.


PART-TIME COURSES We offer both professional courses and courses just for fun from half a day to a year long. Our professional qualifications are accredited by leading industry bodies to enhance your career.

AGRICULTURE – including City & Guilds qualifications

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Agriculture and Smallholder Skills All-Terrain Vehicles Brushcutting Forklifts Hedgecutters Pest Control.

ARBORICULTURE – including City & Guilds and Lantra qualifications

• Safe Use and Maintenance of the Chainsaw • Small and Large Tree Felling • Climbing from a Rope and Harness and related qualifications • Tree Inspection • Woodchippers.

PETER LICKORISH

PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE RHS LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH, HEALTH & APPLIED PROPAGATION RHS LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE I chose to study at Shuttleworth College because of the wonderful surroundings and brilliant facilities.

has one of the biggest walled “Itgardens around, and really is a College with a soul to it. ”

I run my own small gardening business, do some gardening work for Age UK and give talks on horticultural topics to various gardening clubs. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) courses are something I have always wanted to do, as I would like to set up my own plant nursery. My tutors are very knowledgeable and patient, and they often go beyond the mandatory units to teach us relevant things outside of the curriculum. One thing we have learned about is grafting, which is a very niche skill to have. You can email the tutors whenever you need to ask them something; they are very supportive.

FLORISTRY – including City & Guilds qualifications

HORTICULTURE • Garden Design & Landscaping • Horticulture & Gardening – including Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) courses • Mowers • Pruning.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE – including British Canoe Union qualifications

• Paddlesport.

For more details and how to apply visit

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SUBJECT AREA SNAPSHOTS JOIN US IN OUR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM We are located in a beautiful 500 acre estate with a commercial farm, woodland and conservation area, walled garden, fish farm and lakes, as well as a large animal unit, equine centre and state-of-the-art learning technologies. You have to see it to believe it!

AGRICULTURE

COUNTRYSIDE

Study Agriculture and you’ll spend plenty of time on our working livestock and arable farm. You will learn about the science, art and business of cultivating crops, livestock production and sustainable land management – everything you need for a successful career in modern day farming.

As a Countryside student our stunning surroundings and industry links are just what you need to develop your skills and knowledge in environmental conservation, ecology, game management and habitat management.

ANIMAL SCIENCES

EQUINE MANAGEMENT

Our Animal Unit has nearly 400 species, from meerkats and iguanas to alpacas and alligators, each housed in their own unique environments that recreate their natural habitat. Here you’ll learn how to care for each one.

Study at our Equine Centre and you can enjoy the use of two indoor schools, covered stabling, a horse walker, paddocks and large tack room, while improving your riding and horse management with our College horses.

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To find out more about our courses at Shuttleworth College why not visit us at an Open Day (see page 5) or go online: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk

FISHERIES

HORTICULTURE

Our fish farm is the place to learn about fish production, angling, the fisheries industry, aquaculture, recreational fisheries management and aquatic and ornamental fisheries management.

Our walled garden and estate provide a range of opportunities to learn about plant propagation, planting and landscape design, interior and exterior plant selection, arboriculture, tree work, plant science and business management.

FLORISTRY

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

You will use a diverse range of artistic skills and materials to create inspirational and emotive floral designs. We will also teach you the business skills needed to be successful in the floral industry.

You’ll regularly take to the water on our lakes kayaking and canoeing, and experience orienteering, climbing, archery and sailing at other local venues. Call: 01767 626222

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SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9DX Tel: 01767 626222 Email: enquiries@shuttleworth.ac.uk Web: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk

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