Level 2 Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation


Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Wildlife & Ecology Management CM217A01/21/1 Further Education

Course Information

Are you looking for a career where you can help protect and enhance our countryside, wildlife and rural environments? This is an ideal introductory course which will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment within the wildlife and countryside industries. The course includes habitat conservation, environmental conservation, land-based business, species identification and machinery operations. You will acquire industry experience from both your studies and one day per week work experience within a local organisation.


Overview

Qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Course Content
  • Health and safety & Working in the land and wildlife industry
    Machinery & Estate maintenance (including operating ATVs, tractors & brushcutters)
    Conservation and improvement to British habitats
    Species identification and surveying
    Environmental conservation of flora and fauna
    Countryside use, interpretation and recreation

    Additional qualifications that are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) include the City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Brushcutters. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught. 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 additional qualifications.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above to include English and maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 course at Merit level in a relevant vocational subject. Interest and enthusiasm in the countryside, wildlife and the environment plus the ability to cope with written work.
Next Steps
  • Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation, Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Career Opportunities
  • Countryside assistant, Assistant warden/Ranger, Countryside contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing, etc, Estate worker, General farm worker

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
06-Sep-2021 22-Jun-2022 9am 4pm
Attendance
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Timetable
Day of the week Number of sessions
3 days 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 some additional qualifications - usually between £70 and £120 per qualification for Certificates of Competence such as Brushcutters. 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. Department uniform Uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt). Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager


What's next?

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