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!
The British countryside, and the wildlife it supports, is 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: Assistant Ranger, Tatton Park
Previous courses: Level 3 Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management 2014
Foundation Degree in Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management 2017
“A combination of my college learning plus volunteering with the ranger team at Tatton Park got me to where I am now. Countryside management is a great industry to work in. My role includes managing the deer herd, checking barn owl boxes, tree management and working alongside our volunteers.
“I developed my interest while shadowing the rangers at Tatton as part of my Level 3 and was offered a full time job there while I was still on the course. I then studied part time for my Foundation Degree at Reaseheath alongside my job and was promoted to my current role just before I graduated.
“I enjoyed my time at college. Every lecturer helped me to progress.”
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Why study Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management 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.
Become career ready by learning practical skills such as field surveying and animal and plant identification, while gaining great hands-on experience.
Hear from leading industry practitioners from organisations including The Canal and River Trust, RSPB, English Heritage and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Put your learning into real life practice with an industry placement. We work closely with partners such as the National Trust, Forestry Commission and Wildlife Trusts.
Join field trips where you’ll explore the UK and possibly overseas. In the past we have been to the Isle of Skye and Tenerife.
Tackle field work projects including habitat management of ponds for dragonflies.
“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.”