Ever wanted to make your garden more wildlife friendly? This course will show you how.
You can learn which plants to introduce that will encourage a range of insects and mammals - and which structures to use that will become their homes.
This course will give you exciting ideas to put to good use in either your front or back garden.
There are no entry requirements. You just need to be interested in making your garden more wildlife friendly.
This is a three-hour course running from 9.15am until 12.15pm with a ten-minute break in the middle. It comprises 90 minutes of classroom-based sessions with an hour looking at examples around the Broomfield Hall estate. No refreshments are provided.
There is no formal assessment.
You just need pen and paper, plus suitable footwear and clothes for outside walking.
Why not attend our ‘Learn about Birds in your Garden’ course? It will enhance your knowledge after you have attracted more birds to your garden!
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.