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Make your career options as diverse as the countryside.

If you’re interested in working in the countryside and want the satisfaction of managing wild places for future generations, Reaseheath is the perfect choice!

Our progressive countryside department is known throughout the UK as a leading provider of countryside
management courses. We offer an unusually wide range of carefully developed courses, from conservation and wildlife management to arboriculture and game or fish management – and you’ll get lots of advice so you choose the course which is best for you.

Our campus, deep in the Cheshire countryside, offers a perfect natural habitat and you’ll gain all the training and practical experience you’ll need for a rewarding career in this expanding sector.

As a countryside student, you’ll develop your technical skills using specialist tools and equipment and learn about rural issues and the science behind your subject. You’ll also gain real life experience and make essential contacts during your work placements.

We are situated near national conservation areas and have long established links with the countryside services of Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils, Wirral Ranger Services, The National Trust, The Forestry Commission, local wildlife trusts and regional businesses such as fisheries and arboriculturists.

With this essential head start, our students are highly employable and many progress into management and beyond.

Our countryside students tell us they most enjoy:

  • Talking to our inspirational staff, all of whom have worked in the industry
  • Being crowned tree climbing champions at a national arboriculture show
  • Having trips to estates throughout the country to look at the management of game, timber and other commercial crops
  • Working with fishery owners to assess the fish population and health in commercial lakes
  • Gaining placements abroad thanks to our links with Grampus Heritage and Training, a non-profit making organisation for the environmental industry
  • Learning to fly our drone!

Countryside courses

Career Options

Some of the exciting careers options available in the Countryside industry include…

  • Conservation and habitat management
  • Countryside ranger or warden
  • Estate or project management
  • Rural tourism
  • Fishery manager
  • Arboriculturist
  • Wildlife education manager