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If you love the outdoors and are passionate about working within the land and wildlife sector, then this course is for you! The qualification provides an ideal introduction to the rural industries, allowing you to learn about every aspect of countryside management. You’ll learn specialist technical and practical skills, supported by detailed knowledge and understanding of the land and wildlife industry. Lackham is set in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, providing the perfect natural habitat for students to gain the experience needed to launch a career in this ever-expanding market. All your learning will be embedded into the Lackham Estate and farm, where a wide range of resources make every day unique, and every lesson a move towards your career. These include woodlands, wetlands and other natural and semi-natural habitats, a commercial shoot and deer park.
What will I learn?
You’ll be actively involved in the development and management of the Lackham estate, picking up crucial estate skills necessary for gamekeepers and conservationists alike. You’ll assist in creating and cultivating habitats for British wildlife, and will learn green woodcraft skills. You’ll undertake field projects and surveys for deer, birds, fish and other native British mammals all found on the Lackham estate. You will get involved in managing habitats using a range of tools and equipment, getting you familiar with the tools you’ll be using throughout your career. You’ll be looking after pheasants, ducks and partridges, learning about how different species interact in a habitat or using land-based machinery like tractors and quad bikes.
4 GCSEs Grade 3 or above including English and Maths and Science (or equivalent).
Interviewed if required
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife.
Assessment is by written and practical assignments, and industry-based assessments.
An Industry Placement is a fundamental part of this course. An Industry Placement gives you the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience for your future. You will be supported throughout your placement by our dedicated Work Placement Team.
Additional Costs and Information
Practical clothing is available to purchase from the online College shop and MUST be worn during all practical sessions.
You will also need to purchase your own personal protective equipment.
Trips and visits to shows and other animal related events are important aspects of the programme, allowing you to appreciate the diverse range of career opportunities and organisations within the sector. You will be expected to pay for the cost of student trips and additional enrichment activities via the College shop.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife (Countryside Management)Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife (Gamekeeping).Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal ManagementLevel 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture