What will I learn?
By studying this course you will learn about the British countryside and how to safely manage a range of UK habitats for encourage healthy fish populations and other wildlife. Through practical teaching you will learn the basics of estate maintenance and land-based machinery. As a student on the Land and Wildlife (Fish) pathway, you will have a specific focus on both the game and coarse fishing industries acquiring the knowledge and skills you will need. You’ll be involved in a range of practical activities both at the College and off-site at fish farms, local rivers and stillwater fisheries.
You will also look at aspects of conservation and game keeping. This will give you the foundation knowledge needed to work in the countryside/fisheries industry or progress to the Level 3 Land and Wildlife course.
You’ll also put your skills into practice during a work placement, either with an industry-based employer or at the College, which will help you to build up valuable contacts and potentially gain employment.
- Fish health and biology
- Game and coarse angling
- Freshwater sport fishery management
- Working in the land and wildlife industry
- Estate maintenance
- Conservation of British habitats
English and Maths GCSE if not already held at grade C/4 or above
What grades will I need?
English and Maths GCSEs at grade 3/D, plus two other GCSEs at grade 3/D or Level 1 qualification and a good school or college reference.
What can I study next?
• Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma/Extended Diploma Land and Wildlife Management
• Trout, carp or ornamental fish farms
• Sport fisheries
• Aquatic retail shops