What will I learn?
If you enjoy practical work in a rural setting and have a keen interest in nature conservation this course will give you a range of countryside skills, as well as you with the foundation knowledge needed to work in the countryside or progress to the Level 3 course.
You’ll be introduced to a range of UK habitats including woodlands, heathlands, grasslands and wetlands and will gain first-hand experience of managing these different environments for the benefit of wildlife and people.Â As a Sparsholt student you’ll also benefit from our lecturers’ strong links with conservation organisations.
â€¢ Conservation and improvement of British habitats
â€¢ Estate maintenance/ practical skills
â€¢ Working in the land and wildlife industry
â€¢ Work experience
â€¢ Species identification and survey techniques
â€¢ Environmental conservation of flora and fauna
â€¢ Countryside Interpretation and Recreation
Optional Additional Qualifications
â€¢ Maths or English GCSE if not held at grade C/4
What grades will I need?
English and Maths GCSEs at Grade D/3, plus two other GCSEs at grade D/3, or Level 1 in a relevant subject plus a good school or college reference.
What can I study next?
â€¢ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation
â€¢ Level 3 in Conservation and Wildlife Management
â€¢ Assistant warden/ countryside ranger
â€¢ Countryside recreation assistant
â€¢ Practical Habitat/ Estate worker
â€¢ Conservation Volunteering/ Internships