City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife
Health and safety for land based industries
Working in the land and wildlife industry
Machinery used in the land and wildlife industry (including operating ATVs, tractors & brushcutters)
Conservation and improvement to British habitats
Species identification and surveying
Environmental conservation of flora and fauna
Land and countryside use
Countryside 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.
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.
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation
Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Countryside contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing, etc
General farm worker