Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship Level 2 at Sheffield College
This is a 15 - 24 month work based training course.
About the course
This apprenticeship programme is suitable for those who wish to gain an environmental conservation qualification while in employment and develop their career within the industry.
You will learn about wildlife habitat management, ground preparation and planting, pruning shrubs and trees, health and safety, using and maintaining tools and machinery. You will experience working as part of a team and with children & young people during environmental activities.
In addition to your environmental conservation qualification you will also study for a LANTRA (awarding body) Knowledge Certificate and qualifications in English and maths if you have not already gained a minimum GCSE grade 4.
Environmental conservation apprentices are based with an employer 4 days a week and attend college 1 day a week on a day release basis for knowledge, portfolio building and assessments.
The college has links with employers and will try to place apprentices in suitable employment, however this cannot be guaranteed so we advise applicants to look for their own employer.
Staff and Facilities
You will learn from staff with a range of land-based qualifications and industry backgrounds. The excellent facilities, which were constructed during 2014, include the latest industry standard workshops, new fully automated glasshouses, horticultural equipment and machinery.
Will the course suit me?
This course is suitable for those who wish to gain an environmental conservation qualification while in employment and develop their careers within the industry.
You will need to be practically minded, like working outdoors in all seasons and able to undertake a range of tasks including lifting and moving, ground preparation and planting. You also need to be prepared to do some study in your own time.
The qualification will form part of the Apprenticeship Framework for Environmental Conservation and you will gain a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma (0070) Environmental Conservation.
4GCSEs at Grade 3/Grade D including a minimum of grade 3 in English Language and Maths.
The course is assessed by the gathering of work-based evidence into a portfolio. In addition to a portfolio assessment you will undertake short written tests and on-going practical assessments.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
Successful students continuing in employment could progress onto our Level 3 Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship programme.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.