Land and Wildlife (Countryside) Management

This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in the land, wildlife and environmental sectors. The content is delivered using a mix of classroom sessions and practical activities. The course works with a range of local organisations such as FWAG and the Wildlife Trusts to deliver practical sessions at local nature reserves. Students are assessed through a variety of written and practical methods. A range of topics are explored including woodland and river management, wildlife survey techniques and rural tourism and recreation. The course will provide valuable preparation for employment or pave the way to Higher Education. Progression to our Foundation Degree routes is also available.

Awarding Body

Available As

Ext Dip

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What will I study?

This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in the land, wildlife and environmental sectors. The content is delivered using a mix of classroom sessions and practical activities. The course works with a range of local organisations such as FWAG and the Wildlife Trusts to deliver practical sessions at local nature reserves. Students are assessed through a variety of written and practical methods. A range of topics are explored including woodland and river management, wildlife survey techniques and rural tourism and recreation. The course will provide valuable preparation for employment or pave the way to Higher Education. Progression is also available via our Foundation Degree routes.

Options

This course uses a combination of practical activities and classroom assessment to give you the opportunity to take your first steps towards a career in the countryside, wildlife and conservation industry.

 

Course overview

The course covers a wide variety of topics and combines both practical and theory-based lessons in order to prepare you for a variety of career opportunities. Countryside Management draws upon your learning in GCSE Geography or Biology and applies it to local, practical situations. You will make regular visits to woodlands, nature reserves, farms and outdoor pursuit centres and will also get the opportunity to travel farther afield on one of our summer trips. You might be interested in any of the following:

  • Woodland Management
  • Heritage and tourism
  • Wildlife and conservation
  • Natural history
  • Environmental education and interpretation
  • Environmental management
  • Estate management

     

Units studied

Principles of Health and Safety

Undertake and review work related experience in the land based industries

Undertake a specialist project in the land based sector

Woodland habitat management

Ecological Concepts and Application

Environmental interpretation in the Land-based sector

Fresh water and Wetland Management

Greenwood crafts

Principles of physical and biological environmental processes

Undertake estate skills

Countryside recreation

Land based industry machinery operations

Farm Habitat Management

Pest and predator control

Managing volunteers

Population surveys, ecology and conservation

Archaeology and landscape history

Urban Habitat Conservation

How will I learn?

 

 

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination
  • Synoptic assessment
  • Assignments
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Oral test
  • Practical test
  • Observation
  • Presentation

Are there any specific entry requirements?

no

Careers Information

FAQs

Will I have to study all week?

The course will be taught over several days in the week.  This will include a day a week for a work experience placement.

Will I have a work placement?

Yes.  This is a mandatory element of the course.

Will I get paid for work placement?

Probably not; some employers do though.

What sort of equipment will I need to buy?

You will need to provide your own outdoor clothing (including steel toe-capped boots). Hiking clothes, army surplus or equivalent are ideal, and a kit bag is extremely useful.