Do you want to help protect the UK’s natural environment?
If you’re keen to work outdoors and to learn how to protect the British countryside, Reaseheath is the perfect place for you to study!
British habitats, and the wildlife they support, are increasingly under threat and our climate is changing. For people who are passionate about our great outdoors, there are careers in conservation which could give you the chance to help make a positive impact on our environment.
Our environmental conservation courses have been designed to equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to start your journey towards a challenging and rewarding career in conservation.
You’ll cover a broad range of subjects through practical sessions and classroom activities whilst carrying out coastal habitat surveys, undertaking woodland management and working with local communities on a host of outreach projects.
You’ll also have the chance to go on a range of field trips in the UK and maybe abroad, for a variety of experiences studying in the countryside.
Current job role: Lecturer in Land and Wildlife Management
Previous courses: Level 3 Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management
Foundation Degree in Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management
“Environmental conservation has never been more important – and it’s a great industry to work in!
“I became a countryside lecturer at Reaseheath after several years as an Assistant Ranger at Tatton Park. My experiences in the industry convinced me that those working in it need to be totally professional and to possess wide ranging practical and technical skills so they truly understand how their actions impact on wildlife.
“Education is key, which is why I decided to become a lecturer and hopefully open the doors to the next generation of countryside managers. I was keen to return to Reaseheath because the college has a solid reputation for delivering the practical skills and academic learning which employers need. Our students just need to bring passion, drive and ambition.”
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Why study Environmental Conservation at Reaseheath?
Our courses are industry focused and our inspirational teaching staff have all worked in the industry, so you will gain lots of relevant skills and knowledge needed for your future career.
You’ll gain hands on experience learning practical skills whilst honing your knowledge of field surveying and species identification, helping you to understand the importance of biodiversity and habitat management.
You’ll also become career ready with our industry extended work placements aimed at developing your knowledge and practical skills within an established working environment. We have strong links with leading organisations such as Groundwork, Natural England, Environment Agency and RSPB.
You’ll also experience study tours to enrich your experience and understanding of British habitats. We have strong links with Field Studies Council’s natural history courses and have stayed in their amazing centres of learning across the UK.
“Working in conservation has allowed me to achieve a sense of personal happiness and a level of general content I never dreamed possible. You never stop learning in this job sector, animals and habitats do not always follow the guide books, and as such, an open mind, an ability to adapt and an ability to overcome in the face of adversity is important. The most important tool in any conservationists arsenal however is enthusiasm. Without that you will not last long. Work hard, establish networks through volunteering, remain positive, take each day as it comes, and you will do very well in this sector.”