This countryside qualification is for anyone interested in a career maintaining the countryside environment. You may be just starting out or taking a break from a job to get some valuable training.
This qualification will give you the edge if you are looking to develop a career in sustainable land management techniques working on a farm, country estate, or for a local authority.
You don’t need any previous qualifications or experience to get started. At Level 2 you can be under 16. To take a Level 3 qualification you need to be 16 or over.
At Level 2 you’ll get an introduction to important topics in countryside and environmental work. This is combined with work experience where you can gain practical skills on the job.
At Level 3 you’ll gain an in-depth insight into the techniques and science of countryside management. You might cover things like soil science and ecological conservation. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, from running wildlife surveys to managing forests.
You’ll learn with your tutor through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.
You’ll be assessed on assignments, one for each unit you complete.
You may be new to countryside and environment work or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work as a park ranger or estates assistant or prepare for further training.
To earn this qualification, you choose from a range of optional and mandatory units, including:
You may have some experience in countryside and environment work or have gained your Level 2 qualification. You want to develop the skills to be a more senior worker or manager working in the countryside, or to prepare for higher-level training.
To earn this qualification, you must choose from a range of optional and mandatory units, including:
The Level 2 qualification could lead to employment opportunities in the following types of businesses:
You could get a job working as a:
The Level 3 qualification allows you to progress into employment. You might progress into work as:
Level 2 Certificate
Level 2 Diploma
Level 3 Certificate
Level 3 Diploma
This qualification can be offered at a wider range of levels requiring fewer or more days of study. Please enquire for further details.
Please note: the above details are based on the minimum amount of time needed to complete the qualifications including work experience. The actual time may vary depending upon the learner’s needs and abilities. This qualification is suitable for those already in work and can be combined with work experience gained on the job. In this case the time to complete the qualification is shorter.