Presentation on theme: "Rural Skills. What is different about this course? Practical involvement Real workplace activities Preparing you for work: employability skills."— Presentation transcript:
What is different about this course? Practical involvement Real workplace activities Preparing you for work: employability skills
Handouts and exercises Handouts have key information and activities Questions are designed to make you think hard: not tests! Answers are often much fuller than you are expected to give
What are rural skills? Write down what you think is meant by the term rural skills.
Land-based Industries: an Introduction Exploring different industries in the land- based sector Find out if any of the jobs are for you
Estate maintenance: an Introduction Learn the tasks and jobs that are important for maintaining the land. All practical
Employability Skills for Land- based Industries This will be part of everything you do More explanation later!
Plant Units Learn about soft landscaping and crop production: by getting involved!
Animal Units Learn about animal handling and husbandry: by getting involved!
What does employable mean? Why is being employable important? What personal qualities does an employer look for in their workers? Group Activity
Employability Skills Timekeeping Attendance Understanding your roles and responsibilities in the workplace Planning and Preparing for work Working co- operatively with others Awareness of efficient resource use Health and Safety Awareness
What do you think might go wrong without planning and preparing for the following activities? A)Moving sheep from field to farm along a main road B)Painting the walls of a shed Group Activity
Ask yourself? What good comes out of being awkward, huffy and refusing to work with others? Does it make you feel any better? Does it gain you any respect? Is it worth it?
List what would you need to plant out bedding plants and water them in How could you be wasteful with any of these things and cost money for your boss? Group Activity
Safety Awareness Hazards Risk Minimising Risk
Risk Assessment What are the hazards for this farrier? Are these low, medium or high risk hazards? What could be done/worn to reduce the risk of this hazard?
Review and self-evaluation Carry out practical work Rate yourself against employability profile Reflect on where you Could get better Make an action plan With your tutors guidance