Level 3 Advanced Diploma In Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation CM215A01/21/1 Further Education

Course Information

This one year course will provide you with the understanding and skills you will need to manage habitats, landscapes and wildlife and to engage with those that work within the countryside. You will gain a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will enable you to seek employment or further learning and training within the land and wildlife management industries.

You will have the opportunity to work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and, where possible, work placements will also be provided. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the wildlife ecology and land management industries or specialist further study, including a range of degree courses.


  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma In Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Course Content
  • Principles of health and safety & Work related experience
    Machinery operations
    Estate skills & a range of habitat management
    Population surveys, ecology and conservation
    Countryside recreation
    Principles of physical and biological environmental processes

    Additional qualifications available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) may be available in Brushcutters and First Aid . Much of the training towards these qualifications is included within the course and in most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these as additional qualifications.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including English, maths and a science OR a relevant Level 2 Certificate at Distinction level OR an Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation with good levels of English and maths. Mature students lacking formal qualifications will also be considered. Enthusiasm, relevant practical experience, a keen and active interest in the countryside and the ability to cope with written work is required.
Next Steps
  • Year 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation, FdSc Countryside and Coastal Conservation, Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeships in Environmental Conservation
Career Opportunities
  • Estate Manager, Countryside Ranger, Warden, Countryside Conservation officer, Countryside contractor - walling, hedgelaying, fencing etc, Forest officer, Parks officer, Wildlife adviser, Rights of way officer, Environmental education officer, Field studies tutor, Ecologist. Potential employers include: National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Local authorities, Forestry Commission, Environment Agency, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Ecological consultancies, Charities, Self-employment

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
06-Sep-2021 22-Jun-2022 9.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
3day pw TBC
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
Assessment fees for additional qualifications - usually between £80 and £150 per qualification for certificates of competence. For some additional qualifications a contribution towards the cost of training may also be required.

Materials Required

Basic Stationery; Calculator, Pens, paper and lever arch files. Suitable Outdoor Clothing - The clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year, Protective Overalls, Steel Toe Capped Work Boots, Steel Toe Capped Wellington Boots, Hi-vis yellow vest. AEL Uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt). Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

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