City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildllife Management
Year 1: During the first year you will complete all the units for the Level 3 90 credit Diploma in Countryside and Wildlife Management course.
Year 2 - Countryside pathway:
Ecological concepts and application
Heathland habitat management
Year 2- Game pathway:
Use of firearms in the land-based sector
Year 2 - Fisheries pathway:
Fish biology and health
River fishery creation and management
Coarse, game and see angling techniques
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 (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) 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.
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 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.
FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation
FdSc Countryside and Coastal Conservation
Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships in Environmental Conservation
Countryside conservation officer
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.