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Countryside and Wildlife Management C&G Diploma Level 2 at Kingston Maurward College

Course description

Are you looking for a career where you can help protect and enhance our countryside and rural environments? This is an ideal introductory course which will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment within the countryside industry. The course includes habitat conservation, woodland ecology, estate skills and machinery operation.

You will acquire industry experience from both your studies and one day per week work experience within a local organisation.

Course content

Units include:

  • Conservation and improvement of British habitats
  • Estate maintenance
  • Land-based machinery operation (including operating ATVs, tractors & brushcutters)
  • Undertake work related to land-based industries
  • Environmental and land-based business
  • Game management
  • Functional skills in numeracy and literacy


Additional qualifications that are available include the C&G (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Brushcutters. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught. Much of the training towards these qualifications is included within the course and in most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these additional qualifications.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or above to include English and Maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 course in a relevant vocational subject. Interest and enthusiasm in the countryside and the environment plus the ability to cope with written work.

Financial information

Courses leading to a qualification are FREE for British citizens, aged under 19 years on 31 August in the academic year you start your course.* However, there may be some additional costs for clothing/kit and trips depending on your course.  You can apply to the Bursary Fund for extra help towards the cost of transport, food, equipment or childcare.

Materials required:

- Basic Stationery - Pens, paper and lever arch files - Suitable Outdoor Clothing - The clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year. Polo shirts and sweatshirts can be purchased at the College. - Protective Overalls - All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager. - Steel Toe Capped Safety Boots - All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager (Steel Toe Capped Wellington Boots for livestock practical's) - Proof of Tetanus protection is required.

Future opportunities

Countryside Ranger, Countryside Warden, Countryside Contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing, etc. Assistant Gamekeeper, Estate Worker, General Farm Worker.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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