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Countryside and the Environment Level 2 Diploma at Bicton College

Course description

Focusing on developing your practical and theoretical countryside and environment skills you will be expected to carry out independent study, take part in rural-related debates and undertake work experience. This will equip you for the workplace or a higher level qualification.

Course content

Core Units

  • Work Related Experience in Countryside and Environment
  • Environmental and Land-based business

Specialist Units

  • Estate maintenance
  • Ecology of trees, woods and forests
  • Conservation and improvement of British habitats
  • Principles of land-based machinery
  • Agriculture and conservation

Functional Skills
You will also gain nationally recognised functional skills qualifications (English, Maths and ICT).

Entry requirements

It is essential that your Initial Assessment results show that you are working at Level 1. You will also need to have achieved 4 GCSEs at grades A–D, including English Language, Maths and Science or equivalent.

Future opportunities

You may wish to continue training and progress to a Level 3 qualification such as the Extended Diploma in Countryside Management. Alternatively you may choose to develop your career in organisations concerned with wildlife and countryside management as a ranger, estate worker or country park warden.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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