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Land and Wildlife Management - Level 3 Extended Diploma at Brackenhurst at NTU (Nottingham Trent University)

Course description

This course will develop your knowledge of wildlife conservation and the environment. You’ll also study different wildlife habitats and take part in classroom activities to learn about how to protect and save rare wildlife.

Are you?

  • Interested in managing wildlife and habitats
  • Passionate about the environment
  • Into working outside
  • Able to work as part of a team

Course content

Some of the things you’ll study:

Population, Surveys, Ecology and Conservation

This unit explores ecosystems, plants and animals and how these have changed through time. You’ll take part in wildlife and habitat surveys to learn about conservation management.

Woodland Management

You’ll explore the history and theory of woodland habitat management and how to manage these habitats, both on campus and with local charities.

Plant and Soil Science

Gain an understanding of the theory of soil and plant science and how these relate to protecting habitats and wildlife.

Urban Habitat Conservation

Investigate the theory of urban habitat management and how to manage these habitats for wildlife and plants.

Environmental Interpretation

You’ll investigate and create media interpretation boards, blogs, maps and leaflets based on your interests and findings from the course.

In addition you will study English and maths and complete relevant work experience. If you do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 / C in maths or English, we’ll also support you with extra classes so you can retake the exams.

Entry requirements

For 2018 entry you will need:

  • Four GCSEs including Science at grade C / 4 or above and including maths or English Language at grade C / 4 or above.
  • If you have a grade 3 / D in maths or English Language (where the other subject is at least grade 4 / C), you’ll need to complete GCSE retakes as part of your study programme.

You will also be required to attend an interview.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered.


How you'll study

You’ll learn in our fantastic facilities and be taught by tutors who have real-life experience of working within wildlife and conservation. You can expect the course to be split so that approximately 40% is practical work and 60% is theory work. You will be taught through lectures, group discussions and practical demonstrations. You’ll also get to go on trips to different locations, including nature reserves, farms, estates and rehabilitation centres.

The course includes a work placement. This allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in ecology, the environment and wildlife conservation, and looks good to future employers. You'll get to take part in volunteering projects at local conservation organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts, private environmental consultants, and environmental and countryside management organisations.

How you’ll be assessed

You'll be assessed through written assignments, presentations, practical assessments, class tests and external exams.

Financial information

View the latest fees and funding information for this course.

Future opportunities

Next steps

If you are successful and achieve the right combination of results, you’ll be able to progress on to the FdSc Wildlife Conservation, FdSc Wildlife Conservation: Countryside Management, BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation or BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation degrees right here at NTU’s Brackenhurst Campus.

Future jobs within the wildlife conservation and environment industry include:

  • researcher
  • countryside / game ranger
  • ecological assistant
  • nature conservation officer
  • zookeeper

Further information

Study a wildlife course at Brackenhurst and you’ll have access to some fantastic facilities. Our rural campus is made up of grassland, hedgerows, woods and ponds. It also includes a working farm. It is home to a wide range of wildlife species that you will observe, handle and study. You’ll use the campus and its habitats for hands-on, practical lessons during your course.

As well as your subject-specific facilities, you’ll also find:

  • a library, including fully equipped computer rooms
  • modern classrooms and teaching areas
  • laboratories
  • our careers and employability service
  • a dining room and Costa Coffee
  • our student shop
  • a common room.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brackenhurst at NTU (Nottingham Trent University) directly.

Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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