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Land and Countryside Management

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Long Training Courses: Land and Countryside Management

Courses longer than 10 days in length or occuring over several weeks for the theory behind the techniques, includes work based practical conservation and landscape management.   This is the page to have alook at to find details of a degree in countryside management or arboriculture HND etc.



12 week Nature Conservation Traineeships at Ambios

A 12 week residential nature conservation traineeship at Lower Sharpham Farm in the picturesque River Dart Valley, South Devon. Ideal for final year/recent undergraduates, Masters students or anyone interested in nature conservation. It is a unique experience and provides the foundation skills required for your future.

https://c-js.info/2Tn0HDg katedavy@ambios.net 01803732747


BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity at Hadlow College

The programme is geared to produce honours graduates who are capable of progression to employment in animal conservation organisations, associated occupations such as working for ecological consultancies, or into research and development roles. Many graduates continue onto postgraduate Masters or PhD programmes in their chosen specialism.

https://c-js.info/2MNGWDJ


BSc (Hons) Animal Management at Hadlow College

The programme offers a high quality broad-based training experience in animal management, by providing a solid understanding of applied animal sciences, together with a comprehensive insight into a number of key disciplines crucial to animal management. It enables students to develop their theoretical, practical and technical experience in animal management.

https://c-js.info/2qhXzQ5


BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare at Hadlow College

The programme makes full use of state of the art purpose built animal facilities that have animal welfare and species specific behavioural needs embedded into their design. This enables students to develop the required practical and theoretical skills required for a successful future career.

https://c-js.info/33CoX9T


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BSc (Hons) Countryside Management at Scotland's Rural College

Throughout the course you will develop knowledge in all aspects of the countryside: conservation, wildlife, recreation, access & visitor management. You will gain experience in rural settings by having the real countryside on your doorstep. Available at Aberdeen and Ayr. Degrees are awarded by the University of Glasgow. Mature student bursary of £1000 available (aged 25+ & applying before 31 August, t/c’s apply).

https://c-js.info/2vODx1X recruitment@sruc.ac.uk 0800269453


BSc (Hons) Countryside Management (Top-up) at Royal Agricultural University

This course builds on environmental and landscape knowledge from previous studies to provide the necessary policy and business expertise required of future countryside managers. It is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge and expertise to gain employment within the conservation or countryside management sectors.

www.rau.ac.uk ian.grange@rau.ac.uk 01285 652531


BSc (Hons) Environmental Science at UCLan

As well as gaining an understanding of scientific principles you will be able to develop practical skills in laboratory work, modern information technologies, geographical information science and fieldwork. Your degree will allow further study of specialisms such as ecology, hydrology, geology and soil science.

https://c-js.info/2BhV5oS cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk +44 (0)1772 892400


BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Countryside Management (Top-up) at Royal Agricultural University

This course has been developed with input from employers and organisations who are involved in conserving and managing biodiversity, and in response to the demand for managers who are fully trained in industry standard techniques of research and fieldwork in wildlife and countryside management.

www.rau.ac.uk kelly.swallow@rau.ac.uk 01285 652531


Diploma in Countryside and Environment at BMET

Based at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens we offer both the Level 2 and Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Countryside and Environment. They are both full time practical courses working with our partner Wildlife Trusts. The courses include modules in woodland, wetland and heathland soil and plant science.

www.bmet.ac.uk Peter.Beck@bmet.ac.uk 0121 454 6115


FdSc Animal Conservation & Biodiversity at Hadlow College

This programme prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities; focusing on the theoretical and practical aspects of animal conservation and biodiversity. It provides a high quality broad training experience across animal conservation. This enables graduates to move into many career paths within both domestic and wild animal conservation.

https://c-js.info/2MNU9MH


FdSc Applied Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare at Hadlow College

The programme will be of interest to students who enjoy the biological sciences and have an interest in pursuing a career in the animal management industry. The varied styles of teaching delivery within the programme are therefore ideal for creating graduates that can make the most of these career opportunities.

https://c-js.info/35GMCYx


FdSc Environmental Conservation & Heritage Management at Royal Agricultural University

This course has been developed in response to the increasing demand for employees within the environmental, conservation and heritage sectors. A unique blend of academic and practical training is offered to ensure that you will be fully prepared to enter into immediate employment or to progress onto a Top-up Degree.

www.rau.ac.uk ian.grange@rau.ac.uk 01285 652531


FdSc Zoo Husbandry & Management at Hadlow College

The programme is aimed to equip students with a range of skills needed by the zoo industry such as aquatic species management, native species management, project management, horticultural practices as well as direct practical animal management skills on a wide range of species.

https://c-js.info/2nPpJ46


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HNC Countryside & Environmental Management at SRUC

Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of Scotland's landscape & how it is managed. You will have an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including biodiversity conservation, classification & identification of organisms, conservation skills & countryside recreation access. Successful completion of the HNC allows you to progress to HND. Mature student bursary of £1000 available (aged 25+ & applying before 31 August, t/c’s apply)

https://c-js.info/2HPer7Z recruitment@sruc.ac.uk 0800269453


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HND Countryside Management at SRUC

Throughout the course you will develop an understanding of Scotland's landscape & how it is managed. You will have an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including biodiversity conservation, classification & identification of organisms, conservation skills & countryside recreation access. Successful completion of the HND allows you to progress to BSc (Hons). 

https://c-js.info/2HSOLYg recruitment@sruc.ac.uk 0800269453


Level 1 - Introduction to Agriculture & the Countryside at Kingston Maurward College

Learn the basic skills, knowledge & understanding of working in agriculture & the countryside & prepare for employment or progression to a more advanced course, employment or an apprenticeship. The programme offers a broad range of subjects and practical skills whilst allowing students to develop at their own pace.

www.kmc.ac.uk/view-courses/level-1-introduction-to-agriculture-and-the-countryside/ 01305 215215


Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Land-Based Studies - Animal Care at Hadlow College

Covering the basics of handling, feeding and the setting up of accommodation for a wide range of species, this course will enable you to learn how to work safely, care for and maintain animal accommodation in our custom-built animal management unit.

https://c-js.info/2IZ9tVy


Level 1 Practical Countryside Skills at Brooksby Melton College

This course is an introductory course which aims to give students a solid grounding in general Countryside Skills. This course will prepare students so that they are able to go on to study higher level land-based courses. This course starts in September

https://c-js.info/2BX9mGD courseenquiries@brooksbymelton.ac.uk 01664 855 444


Level 1 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing at Kingston Maurward College

This one year course will introduce & develop skills in welding, fabrication & blacksmithing & give a good introduction to the world of working with metals. Covers City & Guilds Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 1 or 2 & the NPTC Level 2 Certificate in Forgework.

www.kmc.ac.uk/view-courses/level-1-welding-fabrication-and-blacksmithing/ 01305 215215


Level 2 Technical Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College

Looking for a career where you can help protect and enhance our countryside, wildlife and rural environments? This introductory course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment within these industries. The course includes habitat conservation, environmental conservation, land-based business, species identification and machinery operations. http://www.kmc.ac.uk/view-courses/level-2-technical-certificate-in-wildlife-ecology-and-conservation/

www.kmc.ac.uk 01305 215215


Level 2 Technical Qualification in Animal Care at Hadlow College

This course is aimed at students who are looking for a career in the animal care industry, whether that be boarding kennels, catteries, pet breeders, training, grooming, animal welfare charities, zoos, wildlife parks, public services or performing animals in film and television.

https://c-js.info/2VNpdAa


Level 2 Welding, Blacksmithing & Fabrication at Kingston Maurward College

A follow on course to the Level 1, this one year course will further develop skills in welding & fabrication & blacksmithing. You will study for a City & Guilds Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 2 qualification and a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Engineering.

https://c-js.info/2NwDz25 01305 215215


Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College

This two year advanced course gives students the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working within the wildlife and countryside industries, including estate skills, population surveys, freshwater and wetland management, woodland habitat management, ecological concept and application, safe use of equipment and machinery, archaeology and landscape history.

https://c-js.info/2xwAyqv 01305 215215


Level 3 Countryside Management at Brooksby Melton College

This course covers a range of countryside skills. You will also look at conservation, wildlife and habitat management.

https://c-js.info/2eNjMdR courseenquiries@brooksbymelton.ac.uk 01664 855 444


Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Hadlow College

This course develops a wide range of skills utilising college facilities. These skills include practical hands-on skills looking after animals and those needed in the workplace, such as teamwork and, in your second year, supervising others. These are achieved through practical sessions during your timetable and animal duties.

https://c-js.info/31iIF9a


Level 3 Land and Wildlife Management at Craven College, Skipton

An ideal course if you are wanting  to work in the countryside ( ranger, game keeper, conservation etc.). Based in the Yorkshire Dales it covers all aspects of countryside management including practical skills. Contact Gillian Thom

www.craven-college.ac.uk/ gthom@craven-college.ac.uk


Level 3 Land and Wildlife Management at North Shropshire College

This qualification gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist technical practical skills & knowledge that build upon the core skills required to for working in the countryside such as estate maintenance skills, population surveys, safe use of equipment & machinery with further areas of study such as land use & recreation, & pest & predator control.

www.nsc.ac.uk admissions@nsc.ac.uk 01691 688080


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NC Countryside Management at SRUC

This course involves a wide range of practical & field based studies & visits to nature reserves & recreational sites run by Ranger Services & organisations such as RSPB/National Trust for Scotland. Our Elmwood & Oatridge campus offer this course. Mature student bursary of £1000 available (aged 25+ & applying before 31 August, t/c’s apply).

https://c-js.info/2vJCTCW recruitment@sruc.ac.uk 0800269453


Open College Network WMR Level 1 Award and Certificate in Environmental Conservation and Heritage at Tame Valley Wetlands

The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership is offering Open College Network WMR Level 1 Award and Certificate in Environmental Conservation and Heritage. The training is FREE through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The course requires a commitment from the learner with regards to time that they can spend carrying out practical work and written elements. There are no limits on eligibility. We are looking to take people on in two cohorts – the first starting in May and the second starting in July. The sessions will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm on Wednesdays on nature reserves in the Tame Valley Wetlands, located between Birmingham and Tamworth (in North Warwickshire and south-east Staffordshire). The scheme is based at Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre on Hams Hall Distribution Park just outside Coleshill. We will be able to offer pick-ups from Coleshill Parkway train station and local bus stops. We can pay fuel expenses (up to ten miles one way) and can refund public travel costs on production of a valid ticket. Other free training in a range of environmental and transferable skills is also available.

www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk/ simon.lowe@wkwt.org.uk 01675 470917


Open College Network WMR Level 2 Award and Certificate in Environmental Conservation and Heritage at Tame Valley Wetlands

The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership is offering Open College Network WMR Level 2 Award and Certificate in Environmental Conservation and Heritage. The training is FREE through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The course requires a commitment from the learner with regards to time that they can spend carrying out practical work and written elements. There are no limits on eligibility. We are looking to take people on in two cohorts – the first starting in May and the second starting in July. The sessions will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm on Wednesdays on nature reserves in the Tame Valley Wetlands, located between Birmingham and Tamworth (in North Warwickshire and south-east Staffordshire). The scheme is based at Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre on Hams Hall Distribution Park just outside Coleshill. We will be able to offer pick-ups from Coleshill Parkway train station and local bus stops. We can pay fuel expenses (up to ten miles one way) and can refund public travel costs on production of a valid ticket. Other free training in a range of environmental and transferable skills is also available.

www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk/ simon.lowe@wkwt.org.uk 01675 470917


Practical Sustainability Course at Shift Bristol

2.5 days a week for 1 year. An exploration of practical, community-led sustainability with experienced, pioneering tutors. Includes Permaculture Design, Organic Horticulture, Green Building, Woodland Management, Green Energy, Group Dynamics, Community Engagement, Soil and Ecology, Creating Change. "So much more than a great course. More of a life-shift."  Starting 3 September 2019.

https://c-js.info/2MJgcpY bryher@shiftbristol.org.uk 07765604571


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