This qualification gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist, technical, practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills required for working in the countryside, such as; estate maintenance skills, population surveys, safe use of equipment and machinery with further areas of study such as land use and recreation, and pest and predator control. You can then learn additional specialist skills such as woodland habitat management, estate skills, machinery operations, countryside recreation, surveying and identification. We endeavour to work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Trips, visits and guest speakers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry. This practically based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the land and wildlife industries or specialist further study.
Topics you will cover include:
- Population Surveys, Ecology & Conservation
- Countryside Recreation
- Undertake Estate Skills
- Woodland Habitat Management
- Shooting Sport in the UK
- Fresh Water and Wetland Management
All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land & Wildlife Management
- Four GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above (including maths and English), a BTEC or City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma and equivalent Maths and English
- You will need at be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course
- You will need to complete an interview and initial assessment
- You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for agriculture
Progression routes shown are dependent on the successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- Countryside Management Level 3
- Animal Management Level 3
- Agriculture Level 3
Employment options may include:
- Assistant estate worker
- Estate worker
- Assistant underkeeper
- Fieldwork assistant
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Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.
Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees
Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Tuition Fee £945
Additional Course Costs
The Additional Cost, payable to the College is: £60. You will be asked to pay this or to put arrangements in place to pay this, at enrolment. Additional Costs are incurred to support teaching, learning and assessment. This includes the use of specialist and/or industry standard equipment, visits, learning materials and resources.
For this course, you must purchase personal equipment, costing approximately £120 to be used on your course. The College provides a list of items and suppliers and you purchase this equipment directly unless you are in receipt of a bursary.
You will need to purchase sufficient stationery. Courses that include work placements or work experience may incur travelling costs.We also offer a range of optional activities and visits outside of your course. These would be charged for separately and usually run subject to demand.