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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

The course consists of the following units:

Ecology and Conservation

Coastal Management

Estate Skills

Upland Management

Work Experience

Pest and Predator Control

Environmental Science

Undertaking Woodland Habitat Management

Business Management

Woodland Management

Plant Science

Research Project

Soil Science

Species Identification

Countryside Tourism

Ecology of Game Species

Environmental Issues

Sustainable Development

 

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

This is an exciting and challenging course that offers students huge scope to work within the environmental sector or progress onto higher education. Much emphasis is put on practical skill development, with an emphasis on learning within a practical environ­ment. Both skills and knowledge are continually assessed resulting in a portfolio of evidence collected by you. Work experience will provide students with opportunities to work in some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and outstanding wildlife reserves.

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and experience to work in the countryside management sector. It is specifically designed for those students who want to pursue employment in forestry, game keeping or wildlife conservation. Students should be highly motivated, willing to learn and prepared to work outdoors in all weather! Additional qualifications will be included within the programme, thus adding depth to the qualification.

OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS?

The course is comprised of a mixture of practical and theory sessions. Appropriate clothing (especially steel toe capped boots or wellingtons are required)

Students who achieved D Grades in Maths and/or English will be required to retake these alongside their main qualification.

HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS?

 Gain some practical experience in countryside skills. Contact the Shropshire Wildlife Trust or the National Trust. North Shropshire College will also be running taster days throughout the academic year.

 

Course content

The course consists of the following units:

Ecology and Conservation

Coastal Management

Estate Skills

Upland Management

Work Experience

Pest and Predator Control

Environmental Science

Undertaking Woodland Habitat Management

Business Management

Woodland Management

Plant Science

Research Project

Soil Science

Species Identification

Countryside Tourism

Ecology of Game Species

Environmental Issues

Sustainable Development

 

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

This is an exciting and challenging course that offers students huge scope to work within the environmental sector or progress onto higher education. Much emphasis is put on practical skill development, with an emphasis on learning within a practical environ­ment. Both skills and knowledge are continually assessed resulting in a portfolio of evidence collected by you. Work experience will provide students with opportunities to work in some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and outstanding wildlife reserves.

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and experience to work in the countryside management sector. It is specifically designed for those students who want to pursue employment in forestry, game keeping or wildlife conservation. Students should be highly motivated, willing to learn and prepared to work outdoors in all weather! Additional qualifications will be included within the programme, thus adding depth to the qualification.

OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS?

The course is comprised of a mixture of practical and theory sessions. Appropriate clothing (especially steel toe capped boots or wellingtons are required)

Students who achieved D Grades in Maths and/or English will be required to retake these alongside their main qualification.

HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS?

 Gain some practical experience in countryside skills. Contact the Shropshire Wildlife Trust or the National Trust. North Shropshire College will also be running taster days throughout the academic year.

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

Financial information

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

Progress onto a wide range of undergraduate degree courses in wildlife and countryside management, or seek opportunities in employment with a wide range of employers.

Further information

Please contact our Walford Campus directly on 01939 262100.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015