This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence required for a responsible management position in environmental conservation. You will study seven topics from the course topic list and you will need to complete a synoptic exam, two external exam papers along with four projects.
|Qualification name||BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||6th September 2021|
|Cost description||Please note - our provison offer for 21/22 is currently being finalised. Start and/or end dates may change. Fees may also be subject to change.|
You will need at least one of the following: At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above (A* to C) including a science related subject, an overall Distinction in a relevant Level 2 Diploma or equivalent. Relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered. Previous experience of conservation work is an advantage. Independent study skills are needed to be successful at this level and you will be encouraged to attend our Summer School.
You will learn professional working responsibilities, plant and soil science, the contemporary issues that arise in the land-based sectors, countryside estates skills, how to manage environmental habitats, woodland management, wildlife ecology and conservation, machinery operations, countryside recreation, coastal habitats management, freshwater and wetland management, physical and biological environmental procedures, ecological concepts and how to manage countryside visitor activities.
Once you have enrolled onto your chosen course, your course tutor will be in touch to inform you of what PPE you will need to bring.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to higher education, undertake one of our professional training courses or obtain employment in the industry in a broad range of jobs, including: ranger, community liaison, junior ecologist, reserve manager, environmental advisor, estate manager or environmental politics.