Do you find the countryside exciting? If you’re leaving school and thinking of a career that involves working in the countryside, this course will give you a broad knowledge of the industry.
It’ll open up opportunities to you in countryside management, estate management and forestry.
You’ll get to enjoy a fantastic combination of practical and theory sessions all based at our brilliant facilities at Plumpton. You’ll discover a wide range of rural industries and habitats throughout the modules.
These are a suite of level 2 qualifications (equivalent to GCSE level) which can be studied in a variety of combinations to allow flexibility and to help you to develop the countryside skills you need.
Level 2 Certificate: you choose 2 subjects to study
Level 2 Extended Certificate: you choose 4 subjects to study
Level 2 Diploma: you complete all 6 subjects
The course is offered at Ivyland Farm as well as Plumpton. This programme is designed for those who are interested in a successful career working in the countryside.
It has a mixture of theory and practical sessions where you will learn about the wide range of rural industries and habitats, as well as develop practical skills in a range of subjects such as, forestry, countryside management, gamekeeping and estate skills.
- BTEC First at the level studied (outlined above) in Environmental Conservation
- Plumpton College Certificate
- Additional Work Related Qualifications
- College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths
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Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
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Between 2 and 4 days per week depending on the level studied.
I've always been interested in wildlife and spending time at Plumpton has meant that I have been able to take part in work experience with Natural England on a nearby nature reserve.
After completing your course, you can choose to go on to study a Level 3 in Countryside Management, Fish Management or Game Management at Plumpton.
Alternatively you’ll have the skills to find employment in game and countryside-related industries.
Indicative Programme Content
You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:
- Work related experience in the countryside sector *
- Environment and land based business *
- Estate maintenance
- Conservation and improvement of British habitats
- Introduction to countryside access and recreation
- Introduction to environmental studies
- Game management (optional)
- Tractor driving
- Deer management (optional)
- English & Maths
Ready to take the next step?
Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in Countryside Management.
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