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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 »

Graeme Turner

Graeme Turner

A natural career choice

For Graeme Turner, Derby College provided the ideal preparation for his job as a ranger at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

The wide-ranging content of the BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management stood him in good stead for a role where every day is different and involves duties from showing visitors around and running events to looking after livestock and liaising with contractors.

Graeme praises the “friendly and approachable” lecturers and the chance to bounce ideas off his fellow learners, whose ages ranged from 16 to 38.

He went on to gain a degree in Travel and Tourism with Countryside Management but says he would not have secured his current role without the experience he gained at College.

Derby College gave me the qualifications to pursue a career as a ranger and ultimately secure a degree which led to further career advancement. The course helped me learn how to handle responsibility, share my ideas and work well with others.
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