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Level 2 Diploma In Countryside and Environment

Wildlife and Conservation Management
Wildlife and Conservation Management

Providing an introduction to all aspects of working within the countryside and conservation, this course comprises a blend of theory and practical sessions. You will benefit from extensive sessions on the College farm and estate, together with visits to specialist resources, all of which are aimed at enabling you to develop a solid grasp of the countryside and environment.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, 4 or 5 days a week plus work experience.

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

  • Undertaking ecological surveys and techniques
  • Participate in providing estate maintenance
  • Understanding the ecology of trees, woods and forests
  • Conservation and improvement of British habitats
  • Environmental and land based business
  • Undertake work-related experience in the land based industries
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and Maths

Assessment Method:

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, projects, practical tests and external assessments.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum of 4 GCSEs C - D / 4 - 3 Grade or equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must include GCSE in English OR maths A - D / 9 – 3 Grade or equivalent.

Additional Experience:

Life experiences will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Progression Routes:

Successful students can progress to a Level 3 Diploma or straight into employment.

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.

Additional Industry Experience:

Students benefit from a variety of field trips throughout the programme. These typically include visits to a range of different environments where the skills which they have learnt can be put into practice.

Specialist Equipment Needed

In addition to standard college equipment, students will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof clothing, a clipboard and a Hadlow College overall.

Available Clothing

Countryside Rugby Shirt

Countryside Polo Shirt

Resources

  • 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

Typical Employers

Local authorities, game estates, wildlife and conservation trusts, nature reserves and organisations such as The Environment Agency

Industry Links

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.

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