City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management
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
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.
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.
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
Countryside contractor - walling, hedgelaying, fencing etc
Rights of way officer
Environmental education officer
Field studies tutor
Potential employers include: National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Local authorities, Forestry Commission, Environment Agency, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Ecological consultancies, Charities, Self-employment