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Environmental Conservation Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Craven College

Course description

If you’re passionate about the environment and protecting rural and urban landscape, animals, plants and wildlife- the Environmental Conservation Level 2 Apprenticeship is a great starting point in understanding the industry. Upon completion you could go into exciting roles such a ranger, conservation officer or estate worker!

The Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship focuses on practical skills to assist countryside management and community environmental projects. You will learn how to restore, develop and maintain countryside or urban spaces. There is a wide variety of optional units to choose from which will make the Apprenticeship specific to your employment and needs of the environment that you will work within. You will need good communication skills, excellent problem-solving skills and manual dexterity.

Course content

Level 2 Diploma in Environmental Conservation units include:
• Construct, Maintain & Repair Stiles 
• Encourage Involvement in Recycling 
• Hedge Laying 
• Introduction to Dry Stone Walling 
• Prepare Sites to Create Habitats 
• Work with & Consult the Local Community  
Additional Study 
• Functional Skills in Maths & English 
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) 
• Employee Rights & Responsibilities 
• Other industry certificates may be required such as Emergency First Aid etc

Entry requirements

  • Employment within the industry 
  • 3 GSES 9-3 (A*-D)


An assessor will visit the workplace regularly to assess your competence and to help you build a portfolio of evidence. You will attend college one day per week to complete the Technical Certificate.

Financial information

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Future opportunities


  • Level 2 to Level 3


  • Ranger
  • Parks Manager
  • Estate Manager
  • Woodland Manager
  • Ecologist
  • Conservation Officer

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course: Craven College Support

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.

Last updated date: 15 September 2017
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