1st July 2003




If you are 16 or over and would like to train for a career in the countryside there is still time to apply for courses at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture.


An open day at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park campus next Wednesday (9th July) offers anyone interested in taking up a career in the countryside the opportunity to find out more.


Countryside Management, Animal Care, Agriculture and Horticulture are just some of the First Diploma, National Diploma and apprenticeship courses available.


The day will begin at 1.00 pm with registration and refreshments in the conference hall at Riseholme Park.  Visitors will be given an official welcome to the campus followed by guided tours of the campus and individual, informal interviews.  The open day finishes around 4.00 pm.


Tutors from each course will be available throughout the afternoon to answer any questions you may have about the courses, accommodation, fees, travel, teaching facilities or other queries.


“If, having completed their GCSEs, your son or daughter is having second thoughts about doing ‘A’ levels but still plans to attend university, then a vocational course may be the route to take,” said Robena French, event co-ordinator. 


“A National Diploma is a recognised entry qualification for university programmes but offers an alternative, more practical way of study compared to the traditional, academic ‘A’ level course.


“An open day is the ideal opportunity for anyone to find out more about the range of courses we offer but at this time of year we are hoping to advise those pupils who have just completed their GCSEs and are still undecided as to what do next.


“There is still plenty of time to apply for the courses which start this September and if you are unable to come to the open day next Wednesday another one is arranged for Saturday 6th September following the GCSE results.”


If you would like to attend this or any of the future open days please contact Robena French on 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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