Level 1 Practical Countryside Skills.

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation CM218A01/23/1 Further Education

Course Information

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working in countryside and conservation, this course helps you prepare for progression to a more advanced course, or an apprenticeship.Kingston Maurward College offers the ideal environment for students to develop countryside skills at their own pace under expert guidance. The programme offers a broad range of subjects and practical skills. Assessment takes place throughout the year and support is available with developing numeracy, literacy, study skills, IT and vocational skills.


  • Level 1 Practical Countryside Skills
Course Content
  • Practical countryside skills
    Using machinery, tools & equipment
    Introduction to wildlife & conservation
    Estate maintenance
    Maintain & look after plants & habitats in the countryside
    English and maths
    Work experience
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grade 2 or above, including English and maths.Interest and enthusiasm in working in the land-based industries is essential. Other experience within the land-based industries will also be considered.
Next Steps
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation
Career Opportunities
  • Assistant warden/Ranger, Estate worker, Grounds maintenance, Assistant gamekeeper

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2023 23-Jun-2024 9.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
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.

Materials Required

Basic Stationery; Calculator, Pens, paper and lever arch files. Suitable Outdoor Clothing - The clothing must be suitable for environment, work gloves, weather and time of year, Protective Overalls, Steel Toe Capped Work Boots, Steel Toe Capped Wellington Boots, Hi-vis yellow vest. Department 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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