Conservation and Countryside Courses at Derby College

Keen to manage woodlands, monitor biodiversity, tackle global environmental challenges or help people enjoy the countryside? Derby College is the right environment to turn your career plans into action.

A career in the great outdoors

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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Getting into environmental careers

Why choose Derby College?

conservation and countryside

At Derby College, you’ll learn not only about working in the countryside but also about how the countryside works. You’ll be equipped for valuable roles in organisations ranging from national parks to government departments, environmental trusts to the voluntary sector.


Derby College Course Listings - Conservation and Countryside


PT FC - Introduction To The Butterflies Of Derbyshire - Virtual: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to UK Ecology - Virtual: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Woodland Management: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship Standard: Site Workplace


FT Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma In Land and Wildlife Management: Site Broomfield Hall

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Maths and English

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 4 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.

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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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