Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife (Countryside Conservation)

About the Course

If you are looking to start a career within the land and wildlife sector, then this qualification is aimed at you.

The wildlife industry includes everything to do with the management of upland, lowland, woodland and wetland game and wildlife species. Within countryside conservation, you could be surveying and reporting on the condition of an outdoor area, encouraging people to enjoy the environments around them, carrying out habitat management work or monitoring a section of river prone to floods.

Working within the land and wildlife sector often requires working flexible hours according to the season and when jobs need completing. It may involve working long hours and can include early morning, evening and weekend work. Most of their working time is spent outdoors in all weather conditions.

This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old, or over. You don't need any previous knowledge or experience in land and wildlife to start this qualification.

Areas of Study

The following titles are the modules you will complete whist on programme:

  • Health and safety for the land-based industries
  • Working in the land and wildlife industry
  • Machinery used in the land and wildlife industry
  • Conservation and improvements to British habitats
  • Estate maintenance
  • Species identification and surveying
  • Environmental conservation of flora and fauna
  • Land and countryside use
  • Countryside interpretation and recreation

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at 9-3 or A*-D
  • MUST include English and Maths
Please note:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

Work Placements

The programme includes a module of work experience. This should be in the countryside, wildlife or supporting industries. A portfolio of evidence of the placement will need to be completed, aspects of which will involve employers observations. This element will count towards the final grade and should be completed throughout the programme.

After Completion of Your Course...

On completion of this qualification, learners may progress to Level 3 qualifications such as the Level 3 Advanced Technical Levels.

Progression will be dependent on:

  • Achieving the Level 2 Diploma with a Merit overall
  • Successfully completing the work experience element of the course
  • Achieving a Grade C in English and Maths (if resitting as part of the study programme)
  • Demonstrating satisfactory levels of attendance, punctuality and attitude to work while at college
Alternatively, learners could progress into employment or onto an Apprenticeship.