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Have you ever wondered what birds make your garden their home? This course will show you the common and not-so-common birds that could make your garden such a valuable habitat in this modern age. Learn how to encourage and look after your feathered friends and gain some simple tips that can keep them safe.
There are no entry requirements - you only need a keen interest to learn more about the birds that use your garden.
This is a three-hour course, running from 9.15am until 12.15pm with a ten-minute break in the middle. Two hours are based in the classroom, with an hour spent looking for common birds around the Broomfield Hall estate. No refreshments are provided.
There is no formal assessment.
You need pen and paper, plus suitable footwear and clothes for outside walking.
Why not attend our course on ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ next year?
For Graeme Turner, Derby College provided the ideal preparation for his job as a ranger at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.
The wide-ranging content of the BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management stood him in good stead for a role where every day is different and involves duties from showing visitors around and running events to looking after livestock and liaising with contractors.
Graeme praises the “friendly and approachable” lecturers and the chance to bounce ideas off his fellow learners, whose ages ranged from 16 to 38.
He went on to gain a degree in Travel and Tourism with Countryside Management but says he would not have secured his current role without the experience he gained at College.
Derby College gave me the qualifications to pursue a career as a ranger and ultimately secure a degree which led to further career advancement. The course helped me learn how to handle responsibility, share my ideas and work well with others.