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Land & Wildlife Management (Conservation) (Level 3)

Key course information

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

Begin your career outdoors with a Land and Wildlife Management course at Lackham. With a wealth of exciting employment opportunities in a vast global industry, a you could go into conservation, ecology, habitat management or manage an estate: the possibilities are truly endless. And with our 1600-acre estate as your classroom, you’ll develop all the specialist technical and practical skills you need for a wide variety of job roles. The Lackham estate is home to a range of typical lowland environments, from river frontage and wetlands to ancient woodland, farmland and a dedicated deer park with a herd of fallow deer. Immersed in a real industry environment, your learning will be hands-on and tailored to take your ambitions to the next level.

four students walking through woodland area
female student smiling in the outdoors with a notepad
male student outdoors examining the tree
four students walking through woodland area
female student smiling in the outdoors with a notepad
male student outdoors examining the tree

What will I learn?

This A-Level equivalent course will give you a firm understanding of rural industries such as woodland and farm habitat management, countryside recreation and ecological concepts. You’ll gain hands-on experience of carrying out species surveying, tree planting and coppicing, and be actively involved in the development and management of the Lackham estate, creating and cultivating habitats for British wildlife and learning green woodcraft skills. Units in business management, volunteer management and your industry work placement will give you the skills to run and develop your own business and even become your own boss. Additional optional courses are also available, including a deer stalking certificate (DSC1), a species ID certificate and more options allowing you to specialise and develop your own career.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C in English, Maths and preferably Science or equivalent (or Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2)



Study, Assessment and Qualifications

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife (Countryside).

You will be expected to complete a 50-day industry experience placement

Assessment is thorugh written, practical and industry-based assignments

Additional Costs and Information

You will need to supply your own protective clothing such as a waterproof coat, overalls, leggings, safety wellingtons/work boots and gloves.

Structured visits and field trips are an important feature of this course: you will need to meet the costs of travel and ticket entry.

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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