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Conservation & Wildlife Management Level 3 Extended Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit ourchoosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

This course offers you essential practical training in the management of conservation sites and the wider countryside.

You’ll use the natural resources on campus along with local wildlife and nature reserves to investigate a range of wildlife habitats in woodland, rivers and ponds.

Combining theory, field trips and work placements, we aim to equip you with vital skills ready for a career in the environmental sector.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Biodiversity and sustainability
  • Habitat management
  • Urban habitats
  • Wetland management
  • Investigative project
  • Grassland management
  • Wildlife surveys
  • Ecology and conservation of wildlife populations
  • Estate skills
  • Woodland management
  • Coastal management
  • Heathland management
  • Lectures/demonstrations/laboratory work
  • Field trips
  • Practical work off-site
  • Visiting speakers
  • Careers advice
  • Work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, these must include English, Maths and Science, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma at Distinction
  • Career changers welcome

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress onto a Foundation Degree in Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management, or
  • A degree in a related area

Career options

  • Conservation and habitat management
  • Environment monitoring and protection
  • Countryside ranger/warden
  • Environmental education/wildlife education officer
  • Estate management
  • Project management

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.