10th April 2003




Animal lovers and enthusiasts of the great outdoors will be visiting the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture this Saturday (12th April) to find out more about training for careers in rural industries.


Visitors from across Lincolnshire will attend the further education open day at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park campus. 


The day has been arranged specially for school leavers who wish to continue their education at 16 but follow a more vocational route.


Courses on offer include First and National Diplomas in Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Management, Countryside Management, Forestry and Horticulture.  Many of these can also be studied as NVQ apprenticeships.


The morning’s programme, which runs from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm, will include a brief presentation, a guided tour of the park and facilities and individual interviews with course tutors.


“For a 16-year-old, attending an open day may be a daunting prospect so we try to make it as informal as possible,” said Robena French, event organiser.  “The aim of the open day is to allow the students to take a good look at the facilities and have a chat to the tutor about their chosen course.” 


If you would like to find out more about the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture courses or open days please call 01522 895389.



For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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