Level 3 Advanced Diploma In Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 Advanced Diploma In Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Course Code: CM215

Department: Wildlife & Ecology Management
Course Type: Full time



This 1 year course will provide you with the understanding and skills you will need to manage habitats, landscapes and wildlife and to engage with those that work within the countryside. You will gain a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will enable you to seek employment or further learning and training within the land and wildlife management industries. You will have the opportunity to work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and, where possible, work placements will also be provided. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the wildlfe ecology and land management industries or specialist further study, including a range of degree courses.

Overview

Qualification

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management 540

Course Content

Principles of health and safety & Work related experience Machinery operations/ Estate skills & a range of habitat management Population surveys, ecology and conservation Countryside recreation Principles of physical and biological environmental processes Additional qualifications available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) include City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations and 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 4/C or above, including English, maths and a science OR a relevant Level 2 Certificate at Distinction level OR an Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation with good levels of English and maths. Mature students lacking formal qualifications will also be considered. Enthusiasm, relevant practical experience, a keen and active interest in the countryside and the ability to cope with written work is required.

Next Steps

Year 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation FdSc Countryside and Coastal Conservation Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships in Environmental Conservation

Career Ops

Estate Manager Countryside Ranger Warden Countryside Conservation officer Countryside contractor - walling, hedgelaying, fencing etc Forest officer Parks officer Wildlife adviser Rights of way officer Environmental education officer Field studies tutor Ecologist Potential employers include: National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Local authorities, Forestry Commission, Environment Agency, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Ecological consultancies, Charities, Self-employment

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+
07-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon - Wed 35

Course Length

Additional Costs

Assessment fees for additional qualifications - usually between £80 and £150 per qualification for certificates of competence. For some additional qualifications a contribution towards the cost of training may also be required.

Location & Contact Details

Location

Helpline

fulltimecourses@kmc.ac.uk

Material 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