Level 1


An introduction to the basic skills of woodland and countryside management. Students will cover a broad range of practical skills and increase their knowledge and understanding of countryside tasks. A mixture of practical and classroom sessions will help to give you a sound understanding and create an evidence based portfolio. This course will allow learners to progress on to other countryside related courses.


You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that will be delivered across a number of departments including countryside, game management, forestry and horticulture.

  • Coppicing
  • Tree and Shrub maintenance, planting and aftercare
  • Tree pruning
  • Estate skills
  • Habitat management. 

2 years, part-time

one day per week. 

Future Opportunities

By completing this course to a high level you will be able to progress to a Level 2 course in related land-based industry such as: 

  • Countryside Management
  • Forestry and Arboriculture
  • Game Management
  • Fish Management

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