Wildlife & Ecology Conservation


Course Title: Level 1 Introduction to Agriculture and the Countryside
Course Code: CM212

Department: Wildlife & Ecology Conservation
Course Type: Full time

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working in agriculture and the countryside and prepare for employment or progression to a more advanced course, or an apprenticeship.

Kingston Maurward College offers the ideal environment for students to develop agriculture and countryside skills at their own pace under expert guidance. The programme offers a broad range of subjects and practical skills.

Assessment takes place throughout the year and support with developing numeracy, literacy, study skills, IT and vocational skills is available.



City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies

Course Content

Farm animal husbandry
Introduction to crop production
Tractor driving, machinery operation and maintenance
Practical countryside skills
Conservation and woodland management
Estate maintenance

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 2/E or above, including English and maths.
Interest and enthusiasm in working in the land-based industries is essential.
Other experience within the land-based industries will also be considered.

Next Steps

Level 2 Certificate in Agriculture
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation

Career Opportunities

General farm worker
Tractor driver
Working for an agricultural contractor
Assistant shepherd/Assistant herdsperson
Assistant gamekeeper
Assistant dairy person
Contract milking
Estate maintenance

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
03-Sep-19 25-Jun-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Tue - Thu 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery: calculator, pens, paper and lever arch files
Suitable outdoor clothing - the clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year
Protective overalls
Steel toe capped work boots
Steel toe capped wellington boots
Hi-vis yellow vest
AEL uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt)
Tetanus protection is recommended
All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager


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