City and Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
During the first year of this course you will complete the units for the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma (see page xx ).
Year 2 Units include:
- Grassland habitat management
- Freshwater and wetland management
- Livestock in conservation management
- Practical woodland management
- Tree felling and chainsaw use
- Coastal habitat management
- Sustainable development
- Farm habitat management.
You will also learn about upland habitat management as part of the second year study tour.
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 English, maths 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.
KMC Foundation Degree in Marine Ecology & Conservation or degrees / HNDs in Environmental Science, Ecology, Conservation or Countryside Management
Potential careers include: 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.