City & Guilds Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Countryside Management
Ecology, Estate skills, Machinery operations, Land use and policies, Tourism, Woodland habitat management, Organism identification, Investigative project, Work experience.
Additional qualifications available in the first year include C&G (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations and 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.
The second year of the course offers the opportunity to achieve further additional qualifications such as certificates of competence in Chainsaws, ATVs and Stockmanship. 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.
Four GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths, English and a Science OR
A relevant Level 2 Diploma at Distinction level OR
A Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Environmental Conservation with good levels of Maths and English.
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.
Entry into Year 2 of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management.
Degrees/Higher Education - e.g. KMC Foundation Degree in Marine Ecology & Conservation or degrees / HNDs in Environmental Science, Ecology, Conservation or Countryside Management
Work-based Learning (e.g. Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship)
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