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Land & Wildlife Management (Level 2)

Key course information

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

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.

four students walking through woodland area
male student outdoors examining the tree
tray of eggs
bird in the sky flying
a dog looking up
four students walking through woodland area
male student outdoors examining the tree
tray of eggs
bird in the sky flying
a dog looking up

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.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs Grade D or above including English and Maths or equivalent, or successful completion of relevant subject at Level 1

Demonstrate a positive and responsible attitude towards working with animals



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.

Students are expected to complete 150 hours of industry experience

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

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based

Career Opportunities

  • Stock Person
  • Dairy Person
  • Zookeeper

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Groom
  • Tree Surgeon

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