Level 1 Countryside

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation CM223A01/24/1 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 practical skills and knowledge that will help you gain employment within the wildlife and conservation industries. The course will give you experience in professional aspects of the industry. You will acquire industry experience one day per week work experience within a local organisation.


  • Level 1 Countryside
Course Content
  • Practical conservation skills
    Machinery & Estate maintenance (including operating ATVs, tractors & brushcutters)
    Conservation and improvement to British habitats
    Species identification and surveying
    Environmental conservation of flora and fauna
    Land based machinery and tools
    Health and safety & Working in the land and wildlife industry countryside use, interpretation and recreation

Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above to include English and maths. 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 2 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (merit grade required)
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:
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, 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?

Is this course for you? Go ahead and book online now. If you'd like more information we are happy to answer any questions.