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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 3.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Saturday 10:00 to 15:00

Tuition (£): 25.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

If you own a woodland, work in one or simply enjoy woodlands, this course will show you the correct management techniques to use. You'll learn how to correctly and safely fell small diameter trees and the reasons for this.

This course adds more practical knowledge to the content of our Woodland Management course.

Entry requirements

This is mainly a practical course. No formal qualifications are needed.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • The history of British woodland
  • Basic woodland management plans
  • Practical felling on small coppice
  • Health and safety in woodlands

One hour will be classroom based, followed by practical work on the College estate.
 

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment. However, feedback will be given throughout the day.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:


• Steel toe-capped boots/wellingtons
• Overalls
• Writing materials
• Lunch/refreshments
 

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

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

 

 

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* 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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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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