Countryside Management

BTEC Level 3 - National Extended Certificate or Foundation Diploma May Start

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 certificate 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)
  • APPLY BELOW - click on the relevant course for application

CAREER OPTIONS AFTER QUALIFIED:

  • Countryside Ranger
  • Estates Manager
  • Land Manager/Advisor
  • Contractor

Course details

Dates & Location

Click on preferred course to apply:

Certificate (1 day per week)  - 22nd May, 2023 - 20th May, 2024 (Monday) 

Diploma (2 days per week)  - 22nd May, 2023 - 21st May, 2024 (Monday & Tuesday) 

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College

Duration

9.15 - 16.15

Costs

From £3,267*

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

Entry Requirements

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

Future Opportunities

  • L3 Extended Diploma
  • Higher Education

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