Countryside Management


Course Title: Level 2 – Diploma in Countryside and Wildlife Management
Course Code: CM213

Department: Countryside Management
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, woodland ecology, estate skills and machinery operation.

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



City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment

Course Content

Units include:

- Conservation and improvement of British habitats
- Estate maintenance
- Land-based machinery operation (including operating ATVs, tractors & brushcutters)
- Undertake work related to land-based industries
- Environmental and land-based business
- Game management
- Functional skills in numeracy and literacy

Additional qualifications that are available include the C&G (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

Four GCSEs at grade 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

Level 3 Diploma / Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship

Career Opportunities

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