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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 3.00

Start: 17/11/2018

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 25.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Learn about British wildlife, the habitats they use and how their extinction would be a loss to us as a species.

You will learn theoretical knowledge in the classroom, with some hands-on experience on the Broomfield Hall Estate.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Understanding how wildlife survives in Britain
  • The difference between native and non-native animals and plants
  • Why native and some non-native plants are important
  • Research into Derbyshire’s Biodiversity Action Plan and the reasons for its introduction

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Suitable footwear
  • Suitable clothing for outdoors
  • Writing materials
  • Refreshments

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Conservation and Countryside, as well as a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Helen Towle

Helen Towle

Extended diploma leads to ecology role for conservation lover Helen

Conservation lover Helen Towle is now working in her dream job as an ecologist after completing an extended diploma in Countryside Management at Derby College.Helen, who gained a distinction in her diploma, also has a place to study wildlife conservation at Nottingham Trent University thanks to her qualification.Since leaving college she has received several ecology job offers but has decided to work for someone else as a self-employed ecologist as it offers more flexibility.And, due to volume of work Helen has opted to defer her university place until September 2017.Helen, who is 35 always wanted to work in conservation but due to ill health when she first left school ended up working in an office before eventually becoming an accountant.Three years ago though she decided to train for the career she had always wanted and found the extended diploma to be the perfect course. She was also able to access funding help with her studies via the 24 plus loan.
Helen added:

I'm a volunteer with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and a member of Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group so the practical conservation and ecology parts of my course were the ones I enjoyed the most. The teaching at Derby College was great. Our tutors were so knowledgeable.
"I now hold a bat species licence which means I have the authority to check bat boxes. "It's a fulfilling role and I'm planning go into college to talk to students on the diploma course about working with protected species.

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