Wildlife Ecology & Conservation


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

Department: Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
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 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
Estate maintenance
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.

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

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

Career Opportunities

Countryside assistant
Countryside contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing, etc
Estate worker
General farm worker