What will I learn?
During this course you’ll develop basic practical skills and receive an introduction and insight into the woodland and tree care industries, as well as basic estate and habitat management skills – all with conservation in mind. The course is very practical and involves work in local Forestry Commission and private estate woodlands. You’ll also work in the College sawmill and timber processing area, learning how to operate different types of machinery to produce timber and timber products for use around the College grounds and estate.
- Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
- Preparing to work in the land-based industries
- Identify plants, trees and habitat
- Habitat management
- Assist with the transport of maintenance of tools and equipment
- Maintenance of structures and surfaces in the countryside
- Carry out tractor operations
- Assist with the establishment of plant and sites in the countryside
- Maths and English skills
What grades will I need?
GCSEs at grade 3-1 or above, plus a good reference from your school or college.
What can I study next?
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife (Game) or (Fish) or (Countryside)
- Progression to Level 2 courses with career pathways:
- Assistant Warden/Countryside Ranger
- Countryside Recreation assistant
- Practical Habitat/Estate worker
- Conservation Volunteering/Internships
Optional Additional Qualifications
Functional Skills in Maths and English