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Environmental Conservation Level 2 Apprenticeship at Sparsholt College

Course description

Environmental conservation is a wide ranging and expanding industry which encompasses the rural and urban conservation of landscapes, habitats, species, countryside access and recreation. It aims to promote awareness and understanding and enjoyment of the environment. Work could be as a warden or ranger on a nature reserve or national park or with a charity on a conservation project.

The ideal apprentice will have a keen interest in conservation and wildlife issues and enjoy working outdoors, practical tasks, be good at communicating and good at working as part of a team.

Course content

An apprenticeship in environmental conservation will provide the essential skills for a career protecting and maintaining the environment.

Depending on the needs of the role, the programme could include cover surveying and reporting on the condition of an outdoor area; encouraging people to enjoy the environments around them; carrying out habitat management work; or monitoring a section of river prone to floods.

An apprenticeship will also help develop a professional working style, safe working practices, awareness of the work environment and communicating effectively with colleagues and customers.

Other skills will include functional skills needed in the work place (Maths, English, ICT) and specialist qualifications such as NPTC Certificate of Competence qualifications required to carry out certain tasks. These might include all terrain vehicle handling or safe use of brushcutters/strimmers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 June 2016

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