Technical Baccalaureate in

Environmental Archaeology and Primitive Skills

An excellent pathway into employment or progression onto study archaeology at degree level, this advanced course combines the Level 3 Environmental Archaeology and Primitive Skills programme with Level 3 Maths and an extended research project.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore topics such as world archaeology, expedition activities, green woodcraft skills and flint knapping, as well as being actively involved in experimental archaeology practices, study tours and research.

At a glance

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • 5 GCSEs at grades C or above to include English, Maths and Science at grade B, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment at Merit or above with GCSE grade B in Maths and English
  • Those with other level 2 qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management
  • A level Archaeology
  • Certificate in Primitive / Bushcraft Skills
  • Level 3 Core Maths
  • Level 3 Extended Project qualification

Successful completion of these 3 elements will result in the awarding of the Technical Baccalaureate performance measure

Course options after this programme

  • Study a degree in archaeology, experimental archaeology, or
  • Gain employment within the field of archaeology

Higher Education course options

Career options

  • Experimental archaeologist
  • Research associate
  • Environmental archaeologist
  • Interpretation officer
  • Environmental practitioner
  • Heritage officer
  • Outdoor educationist
  • Bushcraft instructor
  • Primitive skills practitioner
Year 1 modules

What will I study?

A Level Archaeology (AS):

  • Archaeological skills and methods
  • World archaeology

Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management:

  • Population Survey, Ecology and Conservation
  • Practical Estate skills
  • Expedition activities

Reaseheath Certificate in Primitive / Bushcraft skills (Part 1):

  • Experimental archaeology
  • Flint knapping
  • Pottery
  • Beads and Ochre work
  • To include archaeology course work, and opportunity for fieldwork; e.g. dig

Field trips, including 1 week on a remote Scottish island

You will also have the chance to work towards additional qualifications:

  • One NPTC qualification in each year of study e.g. Chainsaw Maintenance, Pesticide Application, Use of Firearms and ATV
Year 2 modules

What will I study?

A Level Archaeology (A2):

  • The archaeology of religion and ritual
  • Archaeological investigation

Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management:

  • Green woodcraft skills
  • Investigative project
  • Countryside recreation

Reaseheath Certificate in Primitive / Bushcraft skills (Part 2):

  • Camp craft
  • Fire making
  • Metal work

Field trip to Sweden

You will also have the chance to work towards additional qualifications:

  • One NPTC qualification in each year of study e.g. Chainsaw Maintenance, Pesticide Application, Use of Firearms and ATV
Industry mentor

Depending on the route chosen – all students complete an industry based placement and will be assigned an ‘Industry Mentor’ who will provide support and guidance during your course programme.

This will help you to develop the knowledge, experience and skills that will best prepare you for a career in the Archaeology industry.

If a sandwich year placement is undertaken (year 2 of the programme) this is for 12 months

Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2018 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.

Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

Accommodation

At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

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