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You’ll enjoy a mixture of interesting theory lessons and lots of fantastic practical sessions where you’ll learn all about the wide range of rural industries and habitats.

This course also gives you a sound background in countryside management, estate skills and game keeping.

These are a suite of level 2 qualifications 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 complete 2 subjects to study
Level 2 Extended Certificate: you complete 4 subjects to study
Level 2 Diploma: you complete all 6 subjects

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 including forestry, countryside management, gamekeeping and estate skills.

Qualifications Gained

  • BTEC First at the level studied (outlined above) in Environmental Conservation
  • Plumpton College Certificate
  • Additional work related qualifications including Deer Stalking Certificates (DSC Level 1)
  • College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English & maths
Entry Requirements:


  • You’ll need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between Grade 9-3 (previous grade structure A-C)
  • Successful completion of a related Level 1 qualification plus GCSE English and Maths

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered

Dates & Location:

September 2018


1 year, full time

3 days per week

Future Opportunities

After completing your course, you can choose to go on to study a Level 3 in Game Management or Fisheries Management at Plumpton.

Alternatively you’ll have the skills to find employment in game and countryside-related industries including as an Estate Worker, Park Ranger or Under Keeper.


Course Programme

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 and improvement of British habitats
  • Land based machinery operations
  • Game management
  • Deer management
  • English & Maths
  • Environmental and land based business *
  • Undertake work related experience *
  • Participate in providing estate maintenance

(* compulsory units for Diploma only)

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