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The Practical Skills Department has a special role in helping to develop a general vocational awareness within a wide range of activities, whilst encouraging individual, practical and social skills.
Car Valeting offers students the opportunity to gain practical work skills towards employment in this area by providing a service for college vehicles, staff vehicles and members of the public.
Recycling is a hands-on activity promoting environmental awareness. Students are directly involved in the collection and recycling of paper, cans, plastic and cardboard within the campus.
Animal Care offers the chance to gain knowledge of basic animal care by looking after our fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, pygmy goats and alpacas.
Enamelling Workshop is an area where students learn basic creative techniques while making items for sale in the College Gallery.
Practical Skills Development Group activities include renovating and maintaining existing buildings as well as working on new ventures such as developments in Derwen Estates.
Food Production Area is the latest exciting addition to the department, complete with a multispan polytunnel for the production of strawberries and raspberries for the college production kitchen.
Derwen Estates and Conservation currently provides work opportunities maintaining the woodland walk and bird hide which are both open to the public.
In addition students have the opportunity to participate in a community project undertaking grounds maintenance at Whittington Castle.
- NPTC Award in Skills for Working Life at Entry Levels 2 and 3
- Edexcel Personal Progress Entry 1 Award