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Countryside Management College Courses

Are you passionate about the countryside? Would you like a career that lets you get outdoors?

A Countryside Management qualification will prepare you for a wide range of interesting roles.

Developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies our Countryside Management college courses provide the knowledge, understanding and technical skills you'll need for your career.

Based on our rural campus in the East Yorkshire countryside, you’ll be in a great location to study different aspects of Countryside Management. With stunning woodland and parkland on your doorstep, you'll have access to a range of habitats, flora and fauna.

Choose your specialism

Our Level 3 Countryside Management course covers woodland management, wildlife ecology and conservation management, estate skills, and more. If need to, you can study Maths and/or English alongside your qualification too.

If you’d like to focus on game management, our specialist Level 3 Countryside Management (Game) course covers subjects including deer management, pest and predator control, shoot management, and stalking and shooting.

All our Countryside Management courses open up opportunities for you to progress to further study, including degree level, or to gain employment in the great outdoors.

Gain work experience

These courses involve a significant amount of work experience and, ideally, you’ll have secured a work placement prior to starting your course.

We also offer a Level 4 Countryside Ranger Apprenticeship where you can develop your knowledge whilst working. You will learn how to manage, maintain, conserve and protect the natural environment and inspire people to engage with green spaces.

Grow your knowledge with exciting study trips

In recent years, our Countryside Management students have benefitted from visiting a range of different environments, from Studley Royal Park in Yorkshire to Yellowstone National Park in the United States. These study trips offer students the chance to observe different habitats and ecosystems up close, learn about different conservation techniques and meet experts in the field. 

Open up a world of opportunities

The environment continues to be a top priority, and as such studying with us opens up a wealth of possibilities, such as the following:

  • Countryside ranger
  • Conservation advisor
  • Conservation scientist
  • Deer management
  • Gamekeeper
  • Pest control
  • Project development officer
  • Reserve warden
  • Wildlife officer
  • Ecological consultant
  • Environmental education officer
  • Estates worker

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Student Profiles

Alex Countryside Management

Alex - Level 3 in Countryside Management

"I've found the Countryside Management course fascinating. I wanted to do something that was outdoors and a bit more physical. I’ve never wanted to do a job where you are inside all the time."

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