Module Information

Module Identifier
RD12320
Module Title
Practical Estate Skills
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
External Examiners
  • Mr Henry J S Finch (Principal Lecturer - Royal Agricultural University (RAU))
 

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 11 x 9 Hour Practicals
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous assessment of practical work.  Semester One.  40%
Semester Assessment Continuous assessment of practical work.  Semester Two.  40%
Semester Assessment Project plan and costings.  20%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module   100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Apply safe working practices in practical situations and describe relevant health and safety requirements

2. Plan and cost practical projects in the countryside;

3. Maintain hand tools;

4. Demonstrate practical competence in a range of estate skills;

5. Read maps and navigate accurately with a map and compass;

6. Show an awareness of the role of practical management in a sustainable rural environment.

Brief description

The module gives students practical training and experience in a variety of estate skills which may be needed in their future working roles: fencing, drystone walling, tree planting, hedgelaying, field carpentry, woodland management and green-woodworking.

The module aims to develop practical skills, map reading, teach safe working practices and health and safety issues, essential tool maintenance and to give experience of project management and costing.

Content

Health and safety
Tool maintenance
Map and compass work
Costings exercise
Drystone walling
Fencing
Carpentry
Hedge laying
Tree planting
Green woodworking
Woodturning
Footpath project/bridge building

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Practical sessions will require measuring and calculating for construction and the project costings.
Communication Listen effectively in lectures, briefing sessions and on field visits. Write for different purposes and audiences through the write up of project plan and costings.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be able to review and monitor their progress in undertaking a range of practical estate skills and plan for improvement of personal performance.
Information Technology Accessing the internet for information sources
Personal Development and Career planning Students will gain confidence in their ability to undertake a wide range of practical estate skills in preparation for the work experience placement that is a core and integral part of their scheme.
Problem solving Practicals undertaking estate skills will require practical problem solving in the field
Research skills Project plan and costings will require research on design and application of plan.
Subject Specific Skills Undertake a wide range of practical estate skills in preparation for the work experience placement that is a core and integral part of their scheme.
Team work Undertaking a group project will involve group discussion and presentation of project proposal.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4