Wildlife & Ecology Management


Course Title: Level 1 Practical Skills in Countryside , Wildlife & Woodlands
Course Code: CM218

Department: Wildlife & Ecology Management
Course Type: Full time

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

Kingston Maurward College offers the ideal environment for students to develop 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 is available with developing numeracy, literacy, study skills, IT and vocational skills.



City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies

Course Content

Practical countryside skills
Using machinery, tools & equipment
Introduction to wildlife & conservation
Estate maintenance
To maintain & look after plants & habitats in the countryside

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 Technical Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation

Career Opportunities

Assistant warden/Ranger
Estate worker
Grounds maintenance
Assistant gamekeeper

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon,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
Tetanus protection is recommended
All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager


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