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Training Directory - Long Courses
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.



ABC Level 2 practical Environmental and Conservation Skills at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Free accredited training in ABC Level 2 practical Environmental and Conservation skills. Modules Include: Practical Skills for Woodland Areas, Hedgerows and Footpaths. Ideal for those looking to develop countryside management or conservation skills, whilst assisting the HLF restoration of the Historic Parkland at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

https://c-js.info/2CDfl65 peter.lee-thompson@gardenofwales.org.uk (01558) 667157


ABC Practical Countryside Skills Courses at Groundwork Trust

Develop Practical Countryside/ Horticulture Skills with the Land Team at Groundwork Trust, Oldham and Rochdale. Accredited Level 1, Practical Countryside Skills Certificate and Diploma places available. 15 week course duration, open to 19-24 year olds only.

http://c-js.info/2zTHm3w adam.holt@groundwork.org.uk 0161 785 7409


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BSc (Hons) Countryside Management at SRUC

Throughout the course you will develop knowledge in all aspects of the countryside: conservation, wildlife, recreation, access and visitor management. You will gain experience in rural settings by having the real countryside on your doorstep. Degrees are awarded by the University of Glasgow.

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


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BSc (Hons) Countryside Management at SRUC

Throughout the course you will develop knowledge in all aspects of the countryside: conservation, wildlife, recreation, access and visitor management. You will gain experience in rural settings by having the real countryside on your doorstep. Degrees are awarded by the University of Glasgow.

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 Management 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.

http://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


BSc/FD in Conservation and Countryside Management at Craven College Skipton

Learn habitat management, wildlife survey and land management skills in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Validated by York St John University previous graduates have gained employment with a range of employers including Natural England and the National Trust.

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


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 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 in Countryside and Coastal Conservation at Kingston Maurward College

The countryside and coastal environments in the UK are under increasing threat and their management requires professionals with the right mix of practical and intellectual skills. The Foundation Degree in Countryside and Coastal Conservation provides the interdisciplinary skills that the countryside professionals of the future need to effectively manage these complex environments.

www.kmc.ac.uk/view-courses/foundation-degree-in-countryside-and-coastal-conservation/ 01305 215215


Health Safety and Environmental Management at UCLan

If you’re a new graduate or an industry professional wanting to broaden and deepen your knowledge in a wide range of areas in health, safety and environmental management, then this master’s course is for you.

https://www.uclan.ac.uk/courses/health-safety-environmental-management-msc.php jgordon-hickson@uclan.ac.uk 01772 894162


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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. Available at Aberdeen, Ayr, Elmwood, Oatridge.

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 and how it is managed. You will have an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including biodiversity conservation, classification and identification of organisms, conservation skills and countryside recreation access. Successful completion of the HND allows you to progress to BSc (Hons). Available at Aberdeen, Ayr and Oatridge

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 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 will start in Sept 2018

www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk 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 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 Craven College, Skipton

Ideal course for people looking for their first countryside management post (park ranger, warden etc)or for someone seeking a career change or leisure learning opportunity. All aspects of countryside management will be covered on this highly practical 2 year course. Contact Gillian Thom

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


Level 3 Extended Countryside Management at Brooksby Melton College

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

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


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


Level 3 Subsidiary Countryside Management at Brooksby Melton College

Starting Sep-18 This course covers a range of countryside skills. You will also look at conservation, wildlife and habitat management.

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


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NC Countryside Management at SRUC

This course involves a wide range of practical and field based studies and visits to nature reserves and recreational sites run by Ranger Services and organisations such as RSPB and National Trust for Scotland. Our Elmwood and Oatridge campus offer this course.

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." 1 place available. Starting September 2018.

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


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