Technical Baccalaureate in

Conservation and Wildlife Management

If you’re academically skilled and aspire to work in the field of countryside conservation this advanced qualification could be for you!

Combining a Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management with a Level 3 Maths qualification and industry specific work placement, this is an excellent pathway into employment and progression onto higher level study.

You’ll explore topics such as woodland management, estate skills, biodiversity and sustainability and complete a specialist industry project.

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?

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management
  • 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

  • Conservation and habitat management
  • Environment monitoring and protection
  • Countryside ranger/warden
  • Environmental education/wildlife education officer
  • Estate management
  • Project management
Year 1 modules

What will I study?

  • Biodiversity and sustainability
  • Habitat management
  • Urban habitats
  • Wetland management
  • Investigative project
  • Grassland management

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?

  • Wildlife surveys
  • Ecology and conservation of wildlife populations
  • Estate skills
  • Woodland management
  • Coastal management
  • Heathland management

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 Countryside 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 2017 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 1,000 students each day from a wide area. The cost of daily transport is subsidised if travelling on the College bus service. To find out the cost of transport and 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

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.