Wildlife & Ecology Management

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Course Code: CM219

Department: Wildlife & Ecology Management
Course Type: Full time



The countryside requires expert management if its resources are to be conserved and developed. This two year advanced course provides the management skills to make decisions, solve problems and plan for the future. Suitable for both school leavers and mature applicants looking for a career change, students will gain sound practical training and have the opportunity to develop a wide range of interests in wildlife and habitat management, conservation and the environment.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working within the wildlife and countryside industries, such as estate skills, population surveys, safe use of equipment and machinery, land use and recreation and environmental processes.

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 practically based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the wildlife and countryside industries or specialist further study, including progression to a range of degree courses.

Overview

Course Content

Principles of health and safety & Work related experience
Machinery operations/ Estate skills & a range of habitat management-Farm, grassland, coasts & heaths
Population surveys, ecology and conservation
Countryside recreation, Archaeology and landscape history
Principles of physical and biological environmental processes
Woodland habitat management & Greenwood crafts
Ecological concept and application
Environmental interpretation

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.

Next Steps

FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation FdSc Countryside and Coastal Conservation Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships in Environmental Conservation

Career Opportunities

Estate management 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
09-Sep-19 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Yr1-Mon - Wed, Yr2 Wed-Fri Yr2 - Wed - Fri 70
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

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

Location & Contact Details

Location

Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions

Helpline

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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