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Diploma in Countryside and Environment Level 2 (Game and Wildlife)

Kirkley Hall Campus
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NPTC Diploma in Countryside and Environment (QCF) Level 2

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

The Diploma in Countryside and Environment Level 2 (Game and Wildlife) course is designed to give the student a wide range of practical skills and knowledge, enabling them to enter employment in the game and wildlife sector of countryside management or progress into higher level courses in further education. It is suitable for those with a keen interest in working outdoors in either game keeping or general wildlife management.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to have two GCSEs at grade D, or a relevant level 1 Qualification.

What will I study on the course?

You will study units including introduction to game management, introduction to practical forestry, estate maintenance skills, pest and predator control, introduction to land based machinery operations, work experience and environmental and land based business.

The course runs for 3 days per week over 1 Year.

You may also be required to attend duties, as part of your work experience

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments and observations, written assignments, and projects.

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with additional qualifications that will help you gain employment,

You may also study Functional Skills for which you will be tested at the start of your course. Other options may be available depending on timetabled commitments.

NPTC Diploma in Countryside and Environment (QCF) Level 2

After completing the course you could progress into employment, or onto a level 3 qualification in countryside management with game and wildlife.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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