There are many careers which involve improving the environment for the benefit of generations to come. You could find yourself protecting landscapes, habitats and species, maintaining forests, rivers and waterways, managing public access or drawing up sustainability policies.
Derby College offers a full range of courses, including nationally recognised diplomas and apprenticeships, which will give you the practical skills, qualities and experience you need. We can also prepare you for university degrees in subjects like Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management.
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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care and Horticulture are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Wildlife enthusiast Leo Kokoszko loves his job working with seals and promoting marine conservation to visitors at Sea Life in Scarborough.But Leo, who has autism, doubts he would have been able to pursue his dream career without the help and support of staff at Derby College. Leo, who is 20 and from Heanor, first arrived at Derby College to study Animal Care as at that time in his life he wanted to be a police dog handler.After achieving levels 1 and 2, he enrolled on the college's Public Services course but didn't enjoy it. So Leo revised his plans and switched to the diploma in Countryside Management and Conservation course, which he loved.Leo, who is passionate about nature and wildlife, is also a keen birdwatcher. When he is not working at Sea Life, Leo also enjoys volunteering at RSPB Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington.He said
Working with seals is awesome – but I couldn't have done any of this without Derby College. I had hardly any self-confidence at all a few years ago. I wouldn't have been comfortable talking to groups of people like I do now. My college teachers have been so supportive – not just about my coursework but personally too. Their teaching style is informal – but in a good way.
£16,000 per year starting salary.
Maintaining and protecting trees
£30,000-£40,000 per year.
Working on land management projects
£31,000+ per year.
Managing forest operations
Up to £30,000 per year.
Managing and promoting public access to the countryside
Courses in this area are run at our Broomfield Hall campus. About Broomfield Hall »
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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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