Approx. duration: up to 12-18 months.
Start date: Anytime.
Attendance: Workplace delivery occasional visits to Suffolk Rural Campus.
Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability . You may be required to come in and undertake an interview or assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths and English 9-3/A-E or a commitment to undertake Level 2 maths and English. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.
On programme learning: Level 2 qualification in Environmental Conservation, English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.
End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds.
Progression: On completion of this apprenticeship, a Countryside worker will have the opportunity to progress within the industry into roles such Estate Worker, Access/Maintenance Ranger, Site Warden, Field Operative and Volunteer Leader.
Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship is for those who wish to develop their core skills, knowledge and behaviours, allowing them to work effectively with supervision in a working environment. Countryside workers conserve the English countryside, by taking care of protected landscapes – National parks, Areas of outstanding Natural beauty. Countryside workers will be able and willing to do challenging work outdoors, in a variety of locations including moorland, woodland and coast. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.