Level 2 Diploma

Countryside and Environment

An all-round introductory qualification that’s great for people who have a passion for conservation and want to gain specialist skills working in the countryside. The course is designed to offer you a broad base of knowledge and practical skills in countryside management and environmental conservation.

This is an ideal practical pathway to prepare you for further study or employment in the countryside or related industries.

What will I study?

  • Forestry skills
  • Game management
  • Work experience
  • Fishery management
  • Land based business
  • Estate skills
  • Field trips
  • Visiting speakers
  • Using machinery
  • Careers advice
  • Additional qualification: NPTC in Brush Cutters
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Countryside ranger
  • Conservation worker
  • Country estate worker
  • Countryside/conservation contractor
  • Wildlife education officer

Student Profile
Lewis Twigg

Level 2 Diploma in Countryside Management

School: Sir Thomas Boteler High School, Warrington

Next step: Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Game)

Ambition: Head gamekeeper

“I’ve always enjoyed country pursuits and I think game keeping combines high level sport with the best in conservation.

“The Level 2 Diploma has been great preparation for my next course in game management. We’ve had practical experiences like building bridges and steps in country estates, and we’ve also studied the countryside environment and what we can do to conserve it. I’ve also earned my NPTC brushcutter licence, which will help massively on my CV.

“My lecturers have been really supportive and are always there to help. They want you to succeed and have a future and a career.”