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Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation (Intermediate Level 2 or Advanced Level 3) at Newton Rigg College

Course description

Work-based learning and assessment at your place of work with some college based study. Learners must be in a paid work placement to commence an apprenticeship programme. The work-based route involves practising and demonstrating a range of practical and theory skills and includes completing a Work-Based Diploma at Level 2 or 3 plus Functional Skills at an appropriate level.

Learners would usually enter at the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) stage before progressing to the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3). Those employed in the industry and have an increased level of responsibility may also be considered for the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Course content

Intermediate Level 2 - Course Themes:

• Surveying and reporting • Constructing and maintaining boundaries and surfaces • Installing and maintaining site furniture • Maintaining habitats • Health and safety • Developing personal performance • Working with others and caring for the public • Business for Environmental and landbased industries • English and maths

Advanced Level 3 - Course Themes:

• Surveying and reporting • Preparing and delivering educational activities • Organising and leading volunteer groups • Producing site management plans and supervising work • Working with the local community • Environmental good practice • Planning habitat management work • Communicating with and caring for the public • Business management • English and maths where applicable

Entry requirements

Intermediate Appreticeship - no formal qualification are required, however, you need an appropriate work placement

For the Advanced Appreticeship (Level 3) uou normally need to have sucessfully completed Level 2 and/or have considerable work experience. You need an appropriate work placement or employment which involves a level of responsibility. We may be able to help you find a suitable position.


Financial information

For financial information please contact 01768 893400 or email

Future opportunities

Further study:

Move on to degree level study such as the

Foundation Degree in Countryside Management and, if you

are successful, then on to the BSc Honours ‘top up’ degree.


Most students find work in conservation and related

industries and with appropriate experience you could become

a senior ranger or group leader.

Further information
Telephone: 01768 893400


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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