What will I learn?
You’ll work both on the 450 acre College estate and off-site on work placements with conservation organisations and you may also take part in fascinating study tours and site visits to places such as the Cairngorms, Snowdonia and London. As a Sparsholt student you’ll benefit from our lecturers’ strong links with conservation organisations including the National Trust, RSPB, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Hampshire County Council – some of your potential future employers.
• Wildlife population surveys, ecology and conservation
• Woodland, grassland, heathland, urban, farm, freshwater and coastal habitat management
• Estate skills, machinery and chainsaw use
• Deer management and environmental interpretation
• Livestock use in conservation
• Environmental Science
Optional Additional Qualifications
• Maths or English GCSE if not held at grade C/4
• Chainsaw and Brushcutter use
• Species ID
• Ecological Surveying Techniques
What grades will I need?
One year course: English or Maths at grade C/4, plus three other GCSEs at grade C/4, or Level 2 with a minimum of two units at Merit level.
Two year course: English and Maths at grade C/4, plus three other GCSEs at grade C/4, or Level 2 with a minimum of two units at Merit level..
What can I study next?
• Degree courses in Ecology and Conservation, Environmental and Sustainability Management or Environmental Science.
• Assistant conservation officer
• Nature reserve warden
• Countryside ranger
• Environmental education officer
• Self-employed habitat contractor