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Land and Wildlife Management - City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate at Myerscough College

Course description

The City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate) is an excellent introductory course for students wishing to further their knowledge of the countryside and the environment. It is extremely popular with school leavers and students progressing from the Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies. The course provides practical knowledge and experience, combining this with an academic study of the
scientific principles of countryside and the environment. It gives students a broad understanding of environmental conservation, game management and estate maintenance, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 courses, or to start work in the industry.

Course content

Students undertake two core units which cover environmental and land-based business (finance, marketing and business analysis) and a work experience module within the industry. Additional units focus on the conservation and improvement of British habitats (habitat knowledge, factors that affect wildlife, relationships between species and habitats), an introduction to game management (understanding game species and habitats and undertaking gamekeeping tasks) and introductory deer management (species identification, general biology, lifecycles and habitats). Consideration will also be given to practical land-based estate skills (fencing, hedgelaying, walling and grounds maintenance) and land-based machinery and tractor operations.

In addition to obtaining the  City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate qualification, students may also have the opportunity to undertake supplementary awards that provide either industry-related or personal development skills.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have some level of achievement in GCSE or relevant Further Education qualifications and have gained a minimum of grade 3 (D) in two or more subjects, including English Language.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

Progression to a Level 3 course in Land and Wildlife Managementt.

Career opportunities include work as an asistant gamekeeper, countryside manager or ranger.

Further information

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a knowledge of
management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

The awareness of environmental issues increases daily. Local authorities and central government are funding and developing environmental resources, alongside new business start-ups with a conservation theme.

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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: 17 October 2017
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