This course provides you with a general introduction to countryside management in the UK and will develop the basic skills required to work within the sector; ranging from practical habitat management tasks to understanding the requirements of different game species.
- Environmental and land-based business
- Estate maintenance
- Conservation and improvement of British habitats
- Introduction to agriculture and conservation
- Introduction to game management
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Options to progress at Bishop Burton College include the BTEC Level 3 in Countryside Management.
Work as a game farmer, estate worker, warden, administrator, research assistant, education and community officer and many more.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject.
BTEC Level 3 in Countryside Management
Richie spent three years working in manual labour before deciding to return to education to improve his prospects. He is a volunteer with Natural England and his interests include bird watching, sports and keeping fit.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: I really like the location. It is close to major cities and historic market towns, yet on the doorstep of some outstanding landscapes, like the Yorkshire Wolds, North Yorkshire Moors and North Sea coastline. I also love the fantastic library and range of resources. It is a great environment to study in.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The many fascinating modules on the course, including those which I did not think I would be as interested in at the start. I love learning new knowledge about the countryside each day.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I want to work in the outdoors in a role that is linked to travelling, the environment and conservation.