This qualification is suitable if you are 16-19 years old. The Level 2 Land & Wildlife is a one year course designed to give you a broad understanding of the countryside industry, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 courses, or to start work within the industry.
You will need to have three GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, or a relevant Level 1 qualification.
You should also be ready to study a Level 1 in English and Maths if required.
You will be guided and monitored throughout your study programme, and assessed to ensure that you are ready for examination. The exams will take place online and will include health and safety, as well and any countryside subject areas covered during the course.
During the course, you will undertake a synoptic assessment that will assess your skills and knowledge over the whole spectrum of the course.
English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
3 days per week (with a fourth day if you require Maths and/or English)
Within countryside conservation, you could be surveying and reporting on the condition of an outdoor area, encouraging people to enjoy the environments around them, carrying out habitat management work, or monitoring a section of river prone to floods.
You will study a range of modules, including:
- Health and safety for land-based industries
- Working in the land and wildlife industry
- Machinery used in the land and wildlife industry
- Conservation and improvements to British habitats
- Estate maintenance
- Species identification and surveying
- Environmental conservation of flora and fauna
- Land and countryside use
- Countryside interpretation and recreation
City and Guilds
On completion of this course, you could progress to study a Level 3 course in a conservation or countryside and land-based subject, or gain employment in the land-based sector.
We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.
Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.
Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.