Environmental Studies & Conservation
City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate
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's the perfect course if you are considering a career in countryside management, estate management or 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.
It has a mixture of theoretical 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.
Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme.
We offer impartial careers guidance to all of our students, email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore your next step or to book an appointment – we’re here to help.
Industry Work Placement
All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.
Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.
There is flexibility on how students complete the placement; it can be during non-college weekdays, weekends, in blocks or over the holiday period. You will receive all of the necessary information during your interview, and if you have any queries in the meantime please contact email@example.com
- City & Guilds at the level studied (outlined above) in Land & Wildlife
- Plumpton College Certificate
- Additional Work Related Qualifications
- College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths
|Dates & Location
Between 2 and 4 days per week depending on the level studied over 1 year.
If you will be over 19 on the start date of your course you maybe required to pay tuition fees. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
- You’ll need to have achieved 2 GCSEs between Grade 9-3 previous grade structure A-D)
- Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English and Maths at GCSE
Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
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:
- Conservation of British Habitats
- Machinery Operations
- Estate Skills
- Heath and Safety
- Work Experience
- Species Identification and surveying
- Land and Countryside use
- Environmental Conservation