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Environmental Conservation Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma at Derby College

Course description

You will be provided with the broad range of skills required to work competently within the countryside industry at a supervisory level.  Practical and work skills will be developed in the workplace while theoretical background knowledge will be taught and reviewed mainly at College.  The units selected will be dependent on the area of the industry in which you are involved and on joint consultations with you and your employer.

Course content

You will cover:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Environmental Conservation
  • Level 3 Award in Business for the Environment
  • Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English.

Entry requirements

You must be in employment with some supervisory responsibility and committed to a career in the countryside industry. You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.


Training is largely work-based with ongoing practical assessments undertaken in your workplace. You will keep a portfolio of evidence of your practical ability and theoretical understanding.

Financial information

You will need safety boots, overalls, waterproofs and writing materials.

For apprentices over the age of 19, an employer contribution is required.

Future opportunities

You can consider undertaking a Level 4 or management programme. There is also a range of short courses and certificates of competence relevant to the industry to choose from.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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