BTEC Level 3 - National Extended Certificate or Foundation Diploma

The time is right for a change in your career, why not become a Countryside Ranger or an Estates Manager...

This qualification can be undertaken to allow direct entry into a career in Countryside Management with the Diploma being delivered over 2 days and the Certificate one day per week. This course has been designed for career changes and therefore no prior knowledge of Countryside Management is necessary. This course is also designed for young adults wishing to join the countryside sector. 

The Certificate course consists of 5 units and the Foundation Diploma course consists of 7 units which set the scene for your new career. You will be assessed through project-based work and sit an externally set timed written task.  This course attracts a maximum of 56 UCAS points for Higher Education entry.

Work Experience:

As part of this course you will also be required to undertake 75 hours of work experience. This could either be in a paid capacity or could be done on a voluntary basis throughout the summer season and the college can help organize this placement for you.

Work experience is an excellent way to build your confidence and CV experience so you are ready to work either in a self-employed capacity or for a company in the land-based sector.

You can choose to study the extended ceritificate which includes 5 units or our foundation diploma with includes 7 units, both set the scene for your new career. You will be assessed through project-based work and sit an externally set timed written task.

Topics covered within this part time course:

  • Professional Working Responsibilities
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Work Experience in the Land-based Sectors 
  • Countryside Estate Skills Activities 
  • Managing Environmental Habitats
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management
  • Woodland Management

Course Delivery:

  • Extended Certificate one day per week, Foundation Diploma two days per week
  • 2 days, one remote (Tuesday) and one onsite (Monday)
  • 10 May to 13 July (10 weeks)

3 January to 1 February (5 weeks) Exam window

CAREER OPTIONS AFTER QUALIFIED:

  • Countryside Ranger
  • Estates Manager
  • Land Manager/Advisor
  • Contractor
Entry Requirements:

This course has been designed for career changes and therefore no prior knowledge of Countryside Management is necessary.

Dates & Location:

16th May 2022

Monday and Tuesdays (Depending on Certificate or Diploma)

9.15 - 16.15

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College

Apply for National Extended Certificate

Apply for Foundation Diploma

Costs:

From £3,267*

*Funding available to study at no cost. Please enquire for more information.

Future Opportunities

  • L3 Extended Diploma
  • Higher Education

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