Work Based Environmental Conservation (Environmental Conservation) - C&G Level 2 Diploma at East Durham College
You will cover a mixture of theory and practical activities. The Houghall estate provides the ideal environment for you to gain practical skills and knowledge and also gives you the opportunity to develop essential employability skills. The college also has excellent partnerships with external organisations giving you the opportunity to regularly work on external sites to gain vital experience and knowledge.
Topics covered in the course: Maths & English, Estate skills, Health and safety and safe working practices, Work experience, habitat management, preparing and undertaking surveys, and maintaining environmental good practice.
Minimum of 3 GCSEs at D grade in English, Maths and Science.
You will be assessed throughout the course through written tasks and practical activities. You will collect evidence throughout the year that will demonstrate the knowledge and the practical skills that you have gained on the course and create a portfolio for assessment.
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
Following completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector, roles include: assistant to conservation officers, wildlife rehabilitation assistant, nature conservation assistant and environmental health assistant.
Following successful completion of the course, progression options include the level 3 work based diploma in environmental conservation. Other pathways to follow could be the level 2 diploma in animal care and the level 2 diploma in forestry and arboriculture.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.