This resource looks at crop production in Wales. It is suitable for learners in further and higher education studying programmes from levels 2 to 6. There are eight units each containing information on different aspects of crop production These include aspects of cultivation, establishment, growth, manuring, crop protection, harvesting and storage. The units are as follows: Introduction to crop growing in Wales Crop cultivation Crop establishment Crop growth and establishment Manuring Crop protection Harvesting Crop Storage This resource is on Welsh Government's HWB website and was published by Welsh Government.
Welsh Government Anti-Racist Virtual World
In collaboration with mXreality, and working with teams specialising in the subject from Cardiff and Vale College, the Welsh Government has developed an immersive, accessible and expansive 3D metaworld environment, comprising of five areas relating to different themes. They look forward to sharing their experiences, stories and anecdotes with you, and you are invited to engage in an immersive learning experience, which will enhance your understanding of the world. As you explore this world, you are asked to engage with the resources and reflect on their significance. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the cultures and traditions that make up part of our shared identity. The Metaworld consists of the following sections: Experiences The Metaworld of Experiences is situated on a street of representative semi-detached houses in Wales, with access to six houses (three on each side of the street). In each of the houses, you can learn more about the background and interests of the individuals who live there by watching the video playing on the TV and by clicking on some of the interactive items (identified by a three spot icon) in the living room. Immersive Studies The Immersive Studies Metaworld consists of a main lower level area and three upper level areas. The main area has a variety of items of geometrical interest because of their shapes and patterns, which show the connection between mathematics, science and nature. You can learn more about these items by clicking on them. A QR Code is also visible on a panel near some items, which can be scanned with your mobile phone's camera to view a 3D or Augmented Reality (AR) version of the item on your device. The higher level includes: Mathematics room – allows visitors to explore the importance and history of mathematical and geometrical numbers and shapes Hair and Beauty Room – allows visitors to familiarise themselves with the history and origins of hair and beauty Inventions Room – educates visitors about some significant inventions and early contributions to contemporary life World Timeline The World Timeline Metaworld consists of a main central area and four geographic regions, all of which you can access via a tunnel from the central area. Each tunnel displays information that presents the background, identity and image of a representative individual from that region. Each of the four regions (detailed below), comprises four time periods, allowing visitors to experience architecture, images, and representational information in relation to ancient times, medieval times, early modern times, and the world today. The four regions available in this Metaworld are: Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Northern Europe. As you move around the world timeline, in the central area and in each of the regions, interactive items you can click on link to videos that present useful additional information. QR Codes are also available in some of the regions, which can be scanned with your mobile phone's camera to view a 3D or Augmented Reality (AR) version of the item on your device. Curriculum This section allows you to engage with a wide range of carefully crafted topics in order to surmise that their plan will be anti-racist. The section consists of the following topics: Sociology Hair & Beauty Health and Social Care Black Feminism Politics Mathematics Film Studies African philosophy English for speakers of other languages Basic Education for Adults Additional Learning Needs Tutorial
*An Oculus Quest 2 headset is required to use the VR version of this resource. An AR version is also available which can be downloaded and used on a phone or tablet.* The best VR experience for anyone interested in farm safety! Fferm Ddiogel is designed to help learners identify and understand potential hazards on the farm, as well as learn how to avoid them in safe and practical ways. Explore the farmyard, where you will learn about the hazards associated with agricultural settings and equipment commonly found on the farm. Visit our ATV training centre, where you will learn about the dangers of riding ATVs. Finally, you can gain experience working with animals in a safe and controlled environment, learning about the risks associated with handling livestock. Our app features five friendly avatars, Ceri, Bevan, Jack, Yana, and Geth, who will guide you through each scenario, providing helpful tips and advice along the way. They will help you identify hazards, understand the potential risks they pose, and how to avoid those risks. Perfect for lecturers and assessors who want to teach practical elements of the curriculum in a safe and controlled environment. This resource has Welsh audio with both Welsh and English suibtitles. *An Oculus Quest 2 headset is required to use the VR version of this resource. An AR version is also available which can be downloaded and used on a phone or tablet.*
A HWB resource pack to improve the knowledge of learners following the City & Guilds: Advanced Technical Extended Diploma Level 2 and 3; BTEC Level 2 and Extended Level 3 in Equine Studies, as well as the work-based learning courses. The pack contains the following resources: Unit 1: Health and safety in the horse industry Unit 2: The signs of health and ill-health in a horse Unit 3: First aid in horses Unit 4: Horse and rider equipment Unit 5: Horse nutrition Unit 6: Preparing horses for presentation Unit 7: Shoeing
Agricultural Conference 2023
A conference for learners in further education colleges and first year students at university studying agriculture. The event will include workshops on subjects that are part of the students' field work. The conference is free and includes tea, coffee and lunch. The conference will be held in Welsh, The conference will be opened by Melanie Owen, S4C ‘Ffermio’ presenter. Wednesday 16 February 2023 - Gelli Aur, Coleg Sir Gâr, SA32 8NJ 10.00 – 10.15 – Arrival and Registration 10.15 – 10.30 – A word of welcome and presentation by Melanie Owen, presenter of the 'Ffermio' programme on S4C 10.30 11.15 - Workshop #1, 'Feeding Grass using Manure' - Nigel Howells 11.15 – 12.00 – Workshop #2 Slurry Project – John Owen 12.00 – 1.00 – LUNCH 1.00 – 1.45 – Workshop #4 –BVD Eradication – John Griffiths, Coleg Gelli Aur 1.45 – 2.30 – Workshop #4 – Choosing a Seed Mix – Cennydd Jones, Aberystwyth University 3.15 – Conference end
Agriculture Resource Pack
This resource contains the following units: Health and Safety for the Landbased Industries Animal Physiology Crop Production Agricultural Power Units and Machinery Operations This resource was created by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol based on Agricultural Learning Materials, a resource originally created by Sgiliaith (2002). The authors of the original resource were Lowri Evans, Ian Harries, Mary Richards and Rhys Williams, and it was edited by Penri James.
Waterways and Wildlife: Managing our natural environment
This resource on the Hwb website is designed for volunteers and professionals interested in environmental management. Using feature articles and key information from Welsh canals and beyond, this handbook provides an introduction to waterside habitats and wildlife.
Machinery on the Farm
This resource, for post-16 Agriculture, horticulture and animal care learners, highlights the importance of machinery legislation on the farm. It demonstrates working principles and machinery preparation, looks at the environmental impact, and provides examples of post-operative procedures to minimise degeneration of machinery.
This HWB resource, suitable for Agriculture, horticulture and animal care learners, demonstrates the structure and functions of farm animal organs. It highlights the importance of their biological systems and the different breeding methods and reproductive technologies on the farm.
Echelgais (Welsh only)
A Welsh medium resource on the HWB website aimed at Post-16 learners, concentrating on 6 subject areas: Agriculture, Business, Drama, Leisure and Tourism, Health and Care and Early Years and the Media.
This interactive resource has been designed to provide information regarding beef production across the globe. The content has been divided into different units which concentrate on different aspects of beef production. The units contain student notes, teacher notes, interactive activities and videos.
Sharing Good Practice Videos
A videos series of further education and apprenticeship providers staff sharing good practice in bilingual and Welsh-medium teaching, training, and assessment in the post-16 sector.