Training Directory: Land and Countryside Management Longer Courses

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Land and Countryside Management Longer Training Courses


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

12-week Nature Recovery Traineeship at Ambios

Spend 12 weeks with Ambios and leave with the skills you need for a career supporting nature recovery.

Dates: 30th September 2024 – 20th December 2024

On this immersive learning journey you’ll gain a deeper understanding of nature and develop the practical skills, knowledge, and confidence for your dream job.

You’ll be based on our wildlife-friendly farm and rewilding site on the Sharpham Estate in South Devon. The training is embedded in Ambios’ nature recovery work, helping you build a wealth of first-hand experience indispensable in developing a future working for wildlife.

Through workshops, field experiences, presentations, practical sessions, and hands-on training you will cover a breadth of learning, including:

You will also be encouraged to live sustainably during your time with us, helping in our organic garden, farm, and shared community life.

Ambios offers a team of professional scientists, land managers, and conservation educators ready to enhance your learning and placement experience with their diverse expertise. Click here to hear testimonials from previous Ambios trainees.


Places are limited. To find out more about the traineeship and how to apply visit our website.

This is a full board residential placement, the price includes accommodation, food, training, and field trips.

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

Whether you already work in this arena or aspire to, you will advance your environmental and landscape knowledge and gain the necessary skills and understanding to make informed and effective countryside management decisions. 01285 889912

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. +44 (0)1772 892400

BSc (Hons) Wildlife & Conservation Management at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

Our Wildlife and Conservation Management Degree has been created to provide students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to prepare them for careers in the conservation, ecology and land management sector. Biodiversity conservation, ecological surveying, habitat management, visitor management and environmental education are just a few examples of topic areas covered in this dynamic course taught by enthusiastic lecturers with direct experience in research and practice. Wildlife and Conservation Management students will be taught practical and applied skills underpinned by academic theory to be able to understand, manage and restore a wide variety of national and international species and habitats. This programme also teaches the knowledge and skills to work with people in the environment to ensure our natural spaces and the wildlife within are protected, enjoyed, and understood by all. The course offers a wide variety of local, national and international field trips to immerse the students in conservation projects, recent trips include – Kenya and South Africa to undertake training in wildlife conservation, as well as making the most of Scotland's remote and remarkable highlands, islands and coastal areas, to develop field study skills and study marine ecology. By working in partnership with a wide variety of conservation organisations, students graduating from the course will leave with a dynamic skillset to be able to respond to the changing demands of the conservation sector. The degree is awarded by the University of Glasgow. 0800 269 453

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

Studying both the big picture and the detail will help you become an effective manager of wildlife and the countryside, covering issues from ecosystem services to protected species surveys. This course brings together academic knowledge and research skills to inform sustainable management of wildlife and the countryside. 01285 889912

Countryside Skills Level 2 at SMB College Group

If you're interested in practical land management, habitat conservation and ecology, a Countryside Management course is perfect for you! The Brooksby Campus is perfect for studying a course in Countryside Management as we're able to provide a practical focus, combining theory with hands-on experience on a wide range of sites, including our 850acre Brooksby E-state. 01664 850850

Countryside Worker Apprenticeship Level 2 at SMB College Group

This Apprenticeship focuses on practical skills and work experience to assist countryside management and environmental projects at the beautiful 850 acre Brooksby Campus situated in the heart of the Leicestershire Countryside. 01664 850850

Environmental Management Level 3 at SMB College Group

Brooksby Campus has a wide range of habitats and diversity of land uses, which are ideally suited for environmental study. This course provides a hands-on route into the world of environmental science, coupling the theoretical knowledge with practical experience in the field, taking full advantage of our 850-acre estate. 01664 850850

FdSc Wildlife Conservation and Countryside Management at Royal Agricultural University

The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development. On this course you will gain the academic knowledge, applied ecological theory and extensive hands- on field experience needed to manage habitats and conserve wildlife. 01285 652531

HNC Wildlife and Conservation Management at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

The course aims to provide a good understanding of different land uses and their impacts on conservation and wildlife management. Individual topics will investigate factors which have influenced the development of current land use. Candidates will also be introduced to the concept of sustainable land management through a greater awareness of their environment. Candidates will be introduced to the policies and issues which will influence conservation and wildlife management in the future. This one year programme is available at our Aberdeen, Barony, Elmwood & Oatridge Campuses and as an on-line distance learning programme; 0800 269 453

HND Wildlife and Conservation Management at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

Following successful completion of the HNC students can progress to HND level. This course is designed to develop your ecological and environmental knowledge and make sure you have a solid understanding of the principles of conservation and wildlife management. You'll develop core skills around working with geographic information systems and data handling. You'll also study ethical and professional issues relating to current codes of practice. This two year programme is available at our Aberdeen and Barony campuses; 0800 269 453

Land-based and Farm Skills Level 1 at SMB College Group

This is a Level 1 course for those who are interested in working in the countryside or outdoors. You will take part in lots of hands-on sessions and will also improve your literacy and numeracy skills. This will prepare you for progressing onto higher level courses or into work. 01664 850850

Land-based Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 at SMB College Group

This Level 3 Apprenticeship teaches students advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and outdoor power. 01664 850850

Level 1 Practical Skills in Countryside at Kingston Maurward College

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working in countryside and conservation, this course helps you prepare for progression to a more advanced course, or an apprenticeship. Kingston Maurward College offers the ideal environment for students to develop countryside skills at their own pace under expert guidance. 01305 215215

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

Are you looking for a career where you can help protect and enhance our wildlife and countryside? This is an ideal introductory course which will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment within the wildlife and conservation industries. The course will give you experience in professional aspects of the industry. 01305 215215

Level 2 Land-based Service Engineering Technician at SMB College Group

This Level 2 Apprenticeship teaches students how to maintain a range of machinery, plant and equipment in one sectors such as agriculture, forestry and horticulture. 01664 850850

Level 2 Welding, Blacksmithing & Fabrication at Kingston Maurward College

You will study a Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Engineering and Certificate in Forgework. You will develop your skills in welding and in the forge to have the specialist skills and knowledge to move forwards into employment or an apprenticeship. 01305 215215

Level 3 Advanced Diploma In Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College

This one year course will provide you with the understanding and skills you will need to manage habitats, landscapes and wildlife and to engage with those that work within the industry. You will gain a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will enable you to seek employment or further learning and training within the land and wildlife management industries. 01305 215215

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

MSc Conservation Leadership at UWE Bristol / Bristol Zoological Society

Dive into tailored training encompassing finance, management, communication, and conservation impact, equipping you with the holistic skill set needed for successful conservation project management. You’ll join an active conservation programme team on a 6-month placement, where you will obtain leadership experience and a chance to develop an impressive professional portfolio. +44 117 328 1011

NC Countryside Management at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

This course is designed for anyone interested in a career in any aspect of countryside services, like estate maintenance, environmental projects, or wildlife conservation. It also gives you the skills you need to work with community-based or voluntary countryside and environmental projects. You'll learn about conservation management and sustainability, ecology and wildlife identification, habitat protection and access to the countryside. You'll also learn a variety of skills you can use in any working environment, like good communication and team as well as communication and team working skills. This one year programme is available at our Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge campuses; 0800 269 453

New courses: Land-based T Levels! at SMB College Group

Available to 16-18 years old, combining classroom knowledge with work experience. 01664 850850

Scottish Ranger Award at Scottish Countryside Rangers’ Association

The Scottish Ranger Award is a way of managing your own learning and development using competency standards set for those working as professional Rangers in Scotland. The standards are drawn from National Occupational Standards. They specify the competence that is expected of the Ranger profession. The programme has 2 levels – Foundation level and Standard level. Each level has 4 generic competencies, those that you would be likely to need in any job. There are also 7 specialist competencies, from which you can select those that meet your current job needs and aspirations. The Scottish Ranger Award is flexible so you can move at your own speed, in your own way.

Sports Turf Apprenticeship Level 2 at SMB College Group

This Level 2 Apprenticeship teaches how to maintain and renovate sports surfaces to make sure that public and private sports facilities are available for use. 01664 850850

Transforming the Trent Valley at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

TTTV and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are offering FREE practical conservation training. The course covers a range of practical habitat management techniques & successful completion will result in a City and Guilds Lvl 2 in Work Based Environmental Conservation. The course requires 2 days per week for up to 10 months. 07384796080

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation at Capel Manor College

Our countryside management and environmental conservation courses will equip you with the skills needed for a career in the industry. You will learn the specialist knowledge required along with gaining the extensive hands-on field experience needed to manage habitats, conserve wildlife and the environment.

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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