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Environmental Conservation - Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship at Askham Bryan 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, and would usually enter at the Level 2 Apprenticeship stage before progressing to the Level 3.

Course content

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 land-based industries

• Preparing and delivering educational activities

• Organising and leading volunteer groups

• Producing site management plans and supervising work

• Environmental good practice

• Planning habitat management work

• Business management

• English and maths provision where applicable  

*Course themes will be dependent and relevant to apprenticeship course level.  

The opportunity exists to take one or more nationally recognised legislative test (such as Safe Use of Pesticides or Chainsaw Operation) charges may apply to the student or employer.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Apprenticeship: Level 1 Maths and English equivalent to GCSE grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) or above, plus suitable and relevant employment and will be expected to work towards Level 2 Maths and English where this has not been achieved.

Level 3 Apprenticeship: Usually a Level 2 work-based qualification (Intermediate Apprenticeship) or considerable work experience, plus suitable employment. Applicants must be capable of achieving, or have achieved, Level 2 Maths and English.



Assessment at your place of work and at College.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Support on 01904 772201 or email

Future opportunities

Further study:

Move from a Level 2 to a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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: 01904 772211

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: 05 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 15 months to 2 years on each level
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