• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

  • You will carry out practical activities and assessments in our on-site animal facilities and an external farm. You will gain hands on experience of habitat maintenance, population densities and British wildlife management.
  • You will be taught by our industry expert staff who are experienced in a wide range of backgrounds, including zoo-keeping, veterinary nursing, welfare and wildlife conservation.
  • You will take part in educational visits thanks to our links with Land Based employers such as zoos, vet surgeries, rescue centres, farms and conservation organisations.
  • Some of our learners have taken part in overseas placements including South Africa game reserve management and Swedish farm placements.
  • Our new Skills Academy gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills and career prospects further by carrying out industry relevant techniques.
Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

  • You will demonstrate knowledge of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and legislation within your assessments in conservation.
  • You will demonstrate practical techniques use of machinery, soil analysis and habitat maintenance.
  • You will examine animal health and diseases in British fauna and flora.
  • You will evaluate health and safety methods within the conservation processes.
  • You will carry out scientific analysis, in our on-site laboratory, including land analysis, species identification and water analysis.
  • You will conserve and improve local habitats for selected species.
  • You will analyse the history of British wildlife populations.
  • You will take part in industry experience in a relevant work placement improving employability and CV skills.
  • You will be given the opportunity to visit national conservation sites for countryside interpretation and recreation.

Assessment

  • Students are assessed by a variety of methods including direct observation, written coursework, oral questioning, log books and examination. Assessments are graded pass, merit or distinction.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of Level 2 Literacy and Level 2 Numeracy.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Math’s and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of Level 2 Literacy and Level 2 Numeracy.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Math’s and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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