Land and Wildlife (Level 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Land and Wildlife (Level 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Animal Studies Suffolk Rural (Otley)


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 154053
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 / A-C, including maths, English and science

    Alternatively, students may progress if they have achieved a merit in a related level 2 qualification and have achieved maths and English at grade 4 or functional skills at level 2.

    Course Overview

    Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) Campus and runs over a period of 2 academic years.

    This qualification gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working within the countryside, such as estate skills, population surveys, safe use of equipment and machinery, land use and recreation and environmental processes.

    On our Countryside pathway learners may go on to study ecological concepts and application, environmental interpretation and management of fresh water, wetland, farm, heath and coastal habitats.

    Mandatory units – Countryside pathway:

    • Population surveys, ecology and conservation
    • Countryside recreation
    • Principles of physical and biological environmental processes
    • Woodland habitat management
    • Undertake estate skills
    • Ecological Concepts and Application
    • Environmental interpretation in the Land-based sector
    • Fresh water and Wetland Management

    Course Highlights

    If you are looking to start a career within the land and wildlife sector, then this qualification is aimed at you.

    This qualification focuses on countryside conservation, in this area 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 and species identification.

    Working within the land and wildlife sector often requires working flexible hours according to the season and when jobs need completing. It may involve working long hours and can include early morning, evening and weekend work. Most of their working time is spent outdoors in all weather conditions.

    You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working in a countryside or conservation setting, or progressing to further learning and training in this area.

    Next Steps

    Normally dependent on the outcome/profile of Grades achieved, and routes could be:

    HE- Countryside Management Degree (BSc), Countryside Conservation Degree (BSc), Marine Ecology and Conservation Foundation Science Degree

    Employment- Countryside ranger, Country warden, Volunteer manager, Estate supervisor, , Boundary contractor