This highly practical course in environmental conservation studies is suitable for students with few formal qualifications who are looking to enter the land-based sector. Vocationally focused, you will learn how to work safely, build and maintain structures as well as gain first-hand experience of environmental work.
1 year, 4 days a week.
- Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
- Develop performance in land-based studies
- Introduction to wildlife and conservation
- Assist with the repair and maintenance of structures in the countryside
- Assist with the repair and maintenance of surfaces and ancillary structures in the countryside
- Use transport and assist with maintenance of tools and equipment
- Carry out tractor operations
- Functional skills/GCSE – English and Mathematics
Assignments and practical assessments.
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area and a minimum of 2 GCSEs at D - E / 3 – 2 Grade or equivalent (Entry level 3).
Life experiences will be taken into account when considering applications.
Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto a Level 2 Diploma or, should they wish to, progress straight into industry.
Additional Learning Opportunities:
Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short qualifications as part of their course. These are designed to support future careers.
Specialist Equipment Needed:
In addition to standard college equipment, students will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof clothing and a Hadlow College overall.
Countryside Rugby Shirt
Countryside Polo Shirt
- 270 hectare fully functioning commercial farm
- 256 hectares of land comprising a wide range of natural habitats including woodland, urban and aquatic
- Outside classroom equipped with a range of facilities
- Countryside Stewardship Scheme
Local authorities, game estates, wildlife and conservation trusts, nature reserves and organisations such as The Environment Agency
Students benefit from close ties with organisations such as English Nature, RSPB, English Heritage as well as a number of local wildlife parks and nature reserves. The College is a member of The National Trust and Kent Wildlife Trust
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.