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Training Directory - Long Courses

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Long Training Courses (MSc, Degree and day release)

Courses longer than 10 days in length providing specialist training in all countryside related subjects, both practical and theoretical.

If you're thinking of a career in countryside or conservation then it's probable that you'll need some specialist training.  These pages have details of some of the many longer courses available, suitable for all levels from MSc for people looking to change career to NVQs offered free in return for voluntary work. 

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The courses listed online are sub-divided according to content, or search for your chosen subject.

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Agriculture: farming and those related to the agricultural industry.

Arboriculture: tree care and management.

Botany and Horticulture: covers everything from practical vegetable gardening to research into crop production.

Ecology: Includes biodiversity conservation and ecological consultancy, also covers courses such as Evolutionary Biology and behavioural ecology.

Environmental Education: become a trained leader within environmental education.

Land and Countryside Management: for the theory behind the techniques, includes work based practical conservation and landscape management.

Marine and Coastal: including offshore renewable energy to marine environmental management.

Hobby and Craft: Not really professional qualifications; this section covers craft courses which can be anything of interest and use in a countryside career or using traditional skills. This section includes photography.

And don't forget to have a look at the CJS Focus publications, these often have information about training specific to their area of interest.

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