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Land-Based

Surrounded by acres of stunning parkland and woodland, we have a range of Lantra and City & Guilds National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC) qualifications that will help you to develop the the correct and safe skills for carrying out your work. These short courses are designed to offer specific training in areas such as tree felling, horticulture and pesticide application.

NPTC LantraRHS Approved Centre


Meet our staff

Andrew

Andrew

My role: Technician

I provide: Technical and teaching support across all of the Land & Environment courses, especially those that require the use of machinery. 

About me: I look after all of the farm and horticultural machinery, as well as the workshops here at Shuttleworth.  I also perform the work experience health and safety visits. Prior to working at Shuttleworth I was an estate forester on a 5,000 acre estate.  I felled trees, milled timber and carried out lots of tree inspections.  Prior to this I drove harvesters and forwarders in the forests of Finland.  

Anne

Anne-Marie

My role: Lecturer

I teach: Livestock (Agriculture) to full-time Advanced Level students and apprentices

About me: I have a degree in biology and grew up on a large beef farm and sheep unit. I strive to combine my practical experience with my scientific training. I was previously an agricultural consultant where I worked with farmers on sustainable farming approaches and environmental stewardship planning and implementation. 

GeoffGeoffrey

My role: Lecturer and Assessor

I teach: Horticultural (including RHS), Agricultural and First Aid programmes to full-time students, part-time students and apprentices

About me: I am a chartered horticulturalist with a degree in Business Studies and a Master’s degree in Historic Landscapes. Among the practical aspects I also teach design and business units. In addition I teach First Aid programmes for use in the workplace and assess all horticultural units for our apprentices.  

PaulPaul

My role: Lecturer

I teach: RHS Theory and Practical courses to full-time and part-time students

About me: I’ve worked in the horticultural sector for some forty years, both as a senior lecturer and in research.  I specialise in nursery stock production. I am a passionate advocate of new developments in horticulture and the leader of the Warden Pear Project (now Lottery Funded), looking at the origins of heritage pears through DNA testing.  

RonanRonan

My role: Lecturer

I teach: Countryside and Fish Management to full-time students

About me: Having worked as a science teacher in a secondary school for many years, I recently worked for the fisheries board in Ireland with pollution prevention, and also on a salmon farm in Ireland. I have represented Ireland at angling, competing in home internationals and European championships. I have an angling sponsorship deal with Ultima and formed part of the match angling team UK. 

TomTom

My role: Lecturer

I teach: Trees & Timber programmes to Advanced Level apprentices

About me: I am interested in all aspects of aerial and ground based arboriculture and in my spare time I have been involved with a group of fellow climbers who look to find, climb and measure tall trees around the country. As well as teaching, I am also involved with the internal quality assurance of courses here at Shuttleworth. 

Courses we offer



Our customers

Cambourne ParishEnglish Heritage

MaydencroftVillage Garden Services

Your contact

Jane Bland
01234 291322
07896 944577
jbland@bedford.ac.uk