If you want to work for a wildlife trust, country park or country estate the Environmental Conservation programme could be the one for you. This course will develop your knowledge, practical and technical skills to work within this sector of the land-based industry.
On this course you will learn about:
4 GCSEs at A*-D grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
The course is assessed by the gathering of work-based evidence into a portfolio. In addition to a portfolio assessment you will undertake short written tests and on-going practical assessments.
Successful students finding employment could progress onto our Environmental Conservation or Horticulture apprenticeship programme.
Future career opportunities could include working in environmental conservation or land based management for a wildlife trust, country park or country estate.
Staff and Facilities:
You will learn from staff with a range of land-based qualifications and industry backgrounds and have the opportunity to work with local employers or voluntary organisations in the area. The excellent facilities, which have been constructed during 2014, include the latest industry standard workshops, new fully automated glasshouses, horticultural equipment and machinery.
Will the course suit me?
This course is suitable for those who wish to gain an environmental conservation qualification and develop their careers within the industry. You will need to be practically minded, like working outdoors in all seasons and able to undertake a range of tasks including lifting and moving, ground preparation and planting. You also need to be prepared to do some study in your own time.