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Countryside and Environment Level 2 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

The countryside management course is designed to give the student a wide range of practical skills and knowledge, enabling them to enter employment in the countryside sector or progress into higher level courses in further education. The course is designed around local needs and local habitats, many of which are present on the Kirkley estate.

Course content

You will study units including tractor driving, introduction to practical forestry, estate maintenance skills, introduction to land based machinery operations, principles of machinery, work experience and environmental and land based business.

Entry requirements

You will need to have two GCSEs at grade D, or a relevant level 1 qualification.


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments and observations, written assignments, and projects.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could progress into employment, or onto a level 3 qualification in countryside management or a related subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.