Course: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment

Department: Countryside and Environmental Studies

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

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.

What You Study

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject.

Richie Norris

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.