What will I learn?
The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge and skills which will include the following; ecology of the main UK ecosystems, practical and technical land and habitat management techniques, current legislation relating to health and safety and the workplace, key UK environmental legislation and associated funding streams, relevant planning regulation and legal processes, land use and habitat and project plans, training and managing a team of staff and volunteers, survey techniques and interpretation of survey data, public engagement through environmental interpretation and information provision.
What grades will I need?
Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above which should be in a relevant subject
OR Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject at Merit
OR Distinction grade Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship
Plus GCSEs in maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
How will I be assessed ?
Apprentices must meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as defined within the standard. Apprentices take an independent end-point assessment on completion of the programme to assess their ability and competence in the job role.
Where will it lead me?
Typical job roles include Community Ranger, Countryside Ranger, Estate Ranger, Estate Supervisor, Park Ranger, Recreation Ranger, Wildlife Reserve Officer or Countryside Warden.