Environmental Conservation Level 2

Start Date
Course Course
Land-Based Studies
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

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.

Key Units

Key Areas of Study

  • Wildlife habitat management
  • Ground preparation and planting
  • Pruning shrubs and trees
  • Health and safety
  • Using and maintaining tools and machinery

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - D / grade 3 or above (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.

Where does this Lead

Successful students finding employment could progress onto our Environmental Conservation or Horticulture Apprenticeship programme.

Future Opportunities

Future career opportunities could include working in environmental conservation or land based management for a wildlife trust, country park or country estate.

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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.

Qualification Title
City and Guilds Level 2 (0070) in Environmental Conservation.

For students moving into suitable employment this qualification can also form part of the Apprenticeship Framework for Environmental Conservation.

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