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Countryside Management - C&G Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

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.

Course content


Topics covered in the course: Maths & English, habitat management, preparing, undertaking and interpreting surveys, managing the work of volunteers, planning, delivering and evaluating environmental projects, site management and consulting with the local community.


Entry requirements

Direct entry - Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C grade in English and Maths and a level 2 qualification and/or some level of experience of working in the conservation field.


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.

Financial information

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment.

Future opportunities

Following completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector, roles include: conservation officers, wildlife rehabilitation officers, nature conservation manager and environmental health officer.

Further information

Following successful completion of the course, progression options include higher education and apprenticeships in the conservation curriculum area.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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    • The College's Houghall Campus is located on the outskirts of Durham City centre. The Campus has an excellent reputation for a range of land based studies and is highly regarded amongst those within land based industries. The campus has excellent facilities including an arboretum, pinetum, working farm, stables and a specialist small animal care unit, all set amongst stunning grounds and countryside. These coupled with outstanding lecturers who share a passion for the outdoors, students with an interest in land based studies can be assured they have come to the right place.