This course will provide you with an introduction to wildlife and environmental conservation, and the necessary knowledge of managing habitats, surveying plants and wildlife. This qualification is ideal if you want to be employed as a practical worker within the industry.
You will also complete around 150 hours of industry-based work experience.
You will learn
- How to organise countryside recreation and activities
- How to conduct guided walks
- How to build countryside structures
- How the countryside industry works
- The importance of habitats and ecology
BTEC Technical Diploma in Countryside Studies – Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
At least three GCSEs at grade 3 and above (D and above) or equivalent
Successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma or completion of Introduction to Careers in the Environment (Level 1) or equivalent will be considered
Relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered
A real interest in the chosen subject
Before you start your course, if you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation workshop where you will meet your tutors and other students on your course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.
Successful completion of this course with suitable grades, will enable you to progress to our Environmental Conservation and Countryside Management Advanced Diploma (Level 3), Level 3 Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation or employment at an assistant level.