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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 11356.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

A two-year course, this extended diploma gives you a solid foundation in the science and practice of conservation and managing the countryside. You will benefit from undertaking practical hands-on projects at the Broomfield Hall estate and in the surrounding countryside.

Entry requirements

You need to be motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in wildlife and conservation.  You will need:

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science

OR

  • An intermediate diploma in the chosen subject at Merit grade or higher

You will have an interview which parents and carers are welcome to attend.  You will also be asked to show an example of any current work.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration any previous experience.

You need to obtain relevant work experience: more details will be given at your interview.

To progress to Year 2 of this course, you will be required to obtain a Pass grade or above during the first year.

Course Content

Examples of units covered include:

  • Work-related experience in the land-based industries
  • Principles and practice of wildlife population surveys, ecology and conservation
  • Estate skills, including fencing and hedge laying.
  • Chainsaw operations
  • Principles of archaeology
  • Machinery operations

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course, including written assignments, projects, surveys and practical work.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
  • Derby College coveralls (these will be available to purchase during enrolment)
  • Derby College uniform
  • Writing materials including a lever arch file and dividers
  • Work gloves
  • Outdoor clothing

What can I do after this course?

You could progress to a higher level course such as a university degree in subjects like wildlife conservation and environmental management or you could choose to go into employment with agencies such as the National Trust, local authorities or water authorities. Some people also choose to become self-employed.

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

 

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