Countryside Management

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Countryside and Wildlife Management
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Department: Countryside Management
Course Type: Full time



This course will provide you with the understanding and skills you will need to manage habitats, landscapes and wildlife and to engage with those that work within the countryside. You will gain a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further learning and training within the land and wildlife management industries.

You will have the opportunity to work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and, where possible, work placements will also be provided. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the countryside industry or specialist further study, including a range of degree courses.

Successfully completing the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma will allow you to fast track into the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside and Wildlife Management and complete a higher qualification.

Overview

Qualification

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management

Course Content

Principles of health and safety
Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries
Land-based industry machinery operations
Population surveys, ecology and conservation
Countryside recreation
Principles of physical and biological environmental processes
Pest and predator control
Undertake estate skills
Freshwater and wetland management
Undertake a specialist project in the land-based sector

Additional qualifications available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) include City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations and 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 4/C or above, including English, maths and a science OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma at Distinction level OR an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation with good levels of English and maths. Mature students lacking formal qualifications will also be considered. Enthusiasm, relevant practical experience, a keen and active interest in the countryside and the ability to cope with written work is required.

Next Steps

Year 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside and Wildlife Management FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation FdSc Countryside and Coastal Conservation Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships in Environmental Conservation

Career Opportunities

Estate management Countryside Ranger Warden Countryside Conservation officer Countryside contractor - walling, hedgelaying, fencing etc Forest officer Parks officer Wildlife adviser Rights of way officer Environmental education officer Field studies tutor Ecologist Potential employers include: National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Local authorities, Forestry Commission, Environment Agency, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Ecological consultancies, Charities, Self-employment