Countryside and Environmental Studies

Students are well prepared for a wide range of exciting careers in the environmental and conservation sector through a combination of practical studies, work experience placements and lectures by experts in their field.

Numerous field trips and guest speakers further improve students' knowledge and prepare them to progress into a variety of roles when they finish their course.

There is no better place to learn the industry, with students building up their skills by working on the historic parkland the College is set in.

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Countryside and Environmental Studies

Career options are diverse, from sustainability officers, landscape conservation contractors, environmental consultants, conservation officers, gamekeepers, park rangers and may work for organisations such as Natural England, the National Trust, wildlife trusts, RSPB and the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group.

Our courses include a huge range of practical skills development, based both on the College site and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. We’re also fortunate to have excellent access to the Yorkshire Wolds, Moors and the Dales with the estuaries, coastline and salt marshes nearby.

  • Practical skills
  • Working outdoors
  • Estate management including on College grounds
  • Independent learning.