Countryside Management BTEC level 3 at The Oxford Academy
At the Oxford Academy Advance 6th Form, the Countryside Management Extended Diploma offers students the opportunity to develop skills working outdoors in the land based industries. You will mainly work at the Hinksey Heights Nature Trail with the site warden. This site is situated just outside of Oxford, with access to the Oxford Academy Advance 6th form site for written assessment tasks.
This is a full time, largely practical course which is equivalent to three A Levels over two years. The course covers a range of interesting topics which are all assessed through the portfolio of work, collated over time. The projects are designed to help you to gain a thorough understanding of areas such as:
- Countryside Tourism and Recreation
- Woodland Habitat Management
- Land Use and Environmental Issues
- Investigative Project in the land based sector
- Developing Estates Skills
- Understanding Greenwood Crafts
- The Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation
There are a number of potential careers leading from the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Countryside Management including:
- Nature Conservation
- Tree Surgery
- Commercial Horticulture
- Amenity Horticulture
- Landscape Management
- Working with the Environment
5 A*-D GCSE including English and Maths level 4
There are apprenticeships available in many of the fields listed above as well as opportunities for further study where you can undertake land based courses up to degree level. Many colleges specialise in these courses such as Sparsholt College Hampshire, Moulton College in Northampton and Writtle College in Essex. Each college has a dedicated site and offer a range of related courses.
Other courses that might interest you are Geography and History.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.