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 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
Possible Additional Qualifications
• Chainsaw and Brushcutter use
• Maths or English if not held at grade C/4
• Ecological Surveying Techniques
• Species ID
What grades will I need?
One year course: Four GCSEs including Science, with Maths and English at grade C/4 or Level 2 with a minimum of two units at Merit level.
Two year course: Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and Science/Level 2 at Merit level.
Where will it lead me?
• Degree courses in Ecology and Conservation, Environmental and Sustainability Management or Environmental Science.
• Reserve Warden or Assistant Warden
• Countryside Ranger
• Environmental Education Officer
• Ecological Consultant or Surveyor
• Self-employed Habitat Contractor