Course Title: Level 2 Certificate in Land and Wildlife
Course Code: CM217

Department: AEL
Course Type: Full time

Are you looking for a career where you can help protect and enhance our countryside and rural environments? This is an ideal introductory course which will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment within the countryside industry. The course includes habitat conservation, land-based business, game management, estate skills and machinery operations.

You will acquire industry experience from both your studies and one day per week work experience within a local organisation.



Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife

Course Content

Conservation and Improvement of British Habitats
Environmental Conservation of Flora and Fauna
Land and Countryside Use
Machinery Used in the Land and Wildlife Industry (including operating ATVs, tractors & brushcutters)
Health and Safety in the Land Based Industries
Working in the Land and Wildlife Industry
Species Identification and Surveying
Estate Maintenance
Countryside Interpretation and Recreation

Additional qualifications that are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) which may include the City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Brushcutters. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught. Much of the training towards these qualifications is included within the course and in most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these additional qualifications.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above to include English and maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 course in a relevant vocational subject. Interest and enthusiasm in the countryside and the environment plus the ability to cope with written work.

Next Steps

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation Level 3 Extended Diploma Countryside and Wildlife Management

Career Opportunities

Countryside Assistant Countryside Contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing, etc Assistant Gamekeeper Estate Worker General Farm Worker