Wildlife & Ecology Management


Course Title: Level 2 Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Course Code: CM217

Department: Wildlife & Ecology Management
Course Type: Full time

Are you looking for a career where you can help protect and enhance our countryside, wildlife and rural environments? This is an ideal introductory course which will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment within the wildlife and countryside industries. The course includes habitat conservation, environmental conservation, land-based business, species identification and machinery operations.

You will acquire industry experience from both your studies and one day per week work experience within a local organisation.



City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife

Course Content

Health and safety & Working in the land and wildlife industry
Machinery & Estate maintenance (including operating ATVs, tractors & brushcutters)
Conservation and improvement to British habitats
Species identification and surveying
Environmental conservation of flora and fauna
Countryside use, interpretation and recreation

Additional qualifications that are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) include the 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.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above to include English and maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 course at Merit level in a relevant vocational subject. Interest and enthusiasm in the countryside, wildlife and the environment plus the ability to cope with written work.

Next Steps

Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Career Opportunities

Countryside assistant Assistant warden/Ranger Countryside contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing, etc Estate worker General farm worker

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 - Wed 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Assessment fees for some additional qualifications - usually between £70 and £120 per qualification for Certificates of Competence such as Brushcutters. For some additional qualifications a contribution towards the cost of training may also be required.

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 Hi-vis yellow vest Tetanus protection is recommended All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager


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