Level 2 Countryside Studies

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation CM217A01/24/1 Further Education

Course Information

Are you looking for a career where you can help protect and enhance our wildlife and countryside? This is an ideal introductory course which will provide you with the fundamental practical skills and knowledge to start your career in nature conservation. This programme can lead to work roles or further study concerned with conserving natural environments The course will give you experience in professional aspects of the industry that will put you in a strong position for your future career.


  • Level 2 Countryside Studies
Course Content
  • Introduction to Working in Land-based Industries
    Introduction to Plant and Soil Science
    Countryside Work Placement
    Habitat Maintenance
    Countryside Estate Maintenance.
    Countryside Access and Recreation
    Land-based Machinery Operations

Entry Requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 course at Merit level in a relevant vocational subject with the English and maths skills required to complete the qualification. Interest and enthusiasm in the countryside, wildlife and the environment
Next Steps
  • Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation ( merit grade required, plus English and maths)
Career Opportunities
  • Countryside assistant, Assistant warden or ranger, Estate worker, General farm worker

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
04-Sep-2024 20-Jun-2025 9.30 a.m. 3.45 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, weather and time of year, Protective Overalls, Steel Toe Capped Work Boots, Hi-vis yellow vest. Professional appearance clothing, ideally a KMC branded polo or sweatshirt. Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

What's next?

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