Wildlife and Environmental Conservation

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Wildlife and environmental conservation at London’s environmental college

Our world needs professional conservationists to protect wildlife and their natural habitats for future generations.

Through your studies, industry work placements, and a range of exciting trips, you will learn how to care for our environment, manage habitats, survey plants and wildlife, and operate machinery.

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Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation (Level 1)


Environmental Conservation and Countryside Management Advanced Extended Certificate (Level 3)


Environmental Conservation and Countryside Management Advanced Diploma (Level 3)

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Intermediate Diploma (Level 2)

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Intermediate Diploma (Level 2)

Why come to Capel Manor College​

Over the last 50 years, we have helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.

  • London's only environmental college​
  • Alternative to sixth form
  • Valued by land-based employers
  • Tackle the world’s environmental challenges
  • Boost your career​
  • Taught by industry experts​

David landed skills that matter

I feel it has facilitated my development, not only as a student but also as a well-rounded person. By being treated like an adult, I feel confident to go out to the industry and work with others. David studied environmental conservation and countryside management.

Career prospects

Wildlife Conservationist

Wildlife conservationists are critical thinkers and passionate about preserving wildlife and protecting various ecosystems like rainforests, grasslands, and oceans.

Woodland Manager

Working as a forest or woodland manager means you will have responsibility of managing designated forest or woodland areas, and oversee activities such as timber production, conservation, and recreation.

Ecological Surveyor

Ecological surveyors assess areas for valuable plants, habitats, and animals so that local planning authorities can make informed decisions about whether developments would have an adverse effect on wildlife in the area.

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  • By bus: 157, 358, 410, 249, 432, 322, 417, 3, 363, 202 and 931

    By rail: Served by Crystal Palace Station (from Victoria, London Bridge and Dalston Junction)

  • By car: The Campus is situated just off junction 25 of the M25 and the A10 Southbound

    By rail: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street

    By bus: Buses 217 and 317

  • By bus: Jevington Way, Alnwick Road, and Mottingham Way stops are within five minutes' walk of the Campus

    By rail: Mottingham station is a 23 minute walk from the Campus, with regular services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Dartford

    By car: Mottingham Campus is located on Mottingham Lane, just two minutes’ drive from the A20 Sidcup Road/South Circular Road roundabout

  • By tube: The Campus is very well served by tube stations on various lines including Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines) and Camden Town (Northern line)

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