Who is the course for?
The countryside management course is designed to give the student a wide range of practical skills and knowledge, enabling them to enter employment in the countryside sector or progress into higher level courses in further education or higher education
The course is designed around local needs and local habitats, many of which are present on the Kirkley estate.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
You will need to have four GCSEs at grade C or above, an Intermediate GNVQ, or a Level 2 Diploma. Mature students and applicants with a significant level of experience will also be considered.
What will I study on the course?
You will study exciting units including
You will study ecology and conservation, environmental science, estate skills, principles of plant and soil science, environmental interpretation, farm habitat management, countryside recreation and policies, ecology of woodlands forests and trees, machinery operations, urban habitat management, freshwater and wetland management, coastal management, ecological concepts, upland habitat management, industrial experience, land use, tree felling and chainsaw use and specialist project study.