East Durham College

C&G Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment (QCF)

East Durham College
In Durham

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Important information

Typology A Level
Location Durham
Duration 1 Year
  • A Level
  • Durham
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Job opportunities after this course:
Following completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector, e.g. assisting in estate management. You will be able to apply for Assistant Ranger positions or entry Estate Management Team positions. You will be given all the necessary skills to be able to work as/for a land-based contractor.

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East Durham College, DH1 3SG, Durham, England
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Starts On request
East Durham College, DH1 3SG, Durham, England
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· Requirements

Entry requirements:
Direct entry - Minimum of 3 GCSEs 3 or above including Maths, English and Science Progression entry - A Level 1 qualification (Minimum entry 3 maths and English)

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Course programme

Overview of the course:

You will undertake a wide range of practical activities designed to give you the essential skills for a career in countryside and estate management. You will also be introduced to the theory which underpins management decisions. The Houghall estate provides the ideal environment for you to gain practical skills and knowledge and also gives you the opportunity to develop essential employability skills. You will also get the opportunity to work on external sites for partner organisations gaining vital experience.


Topics covered in the course:work experience, providing estate maintenance, boundary construction and maintenance, conservation and improvement of British habitats, land-based workshop practice and machinery operations, tree felling and forestry practices, and conservation within agriculture. Maths & English, Health and safety and safe working practices.

Additional information

Further study options after this course:
Following successful completion of the course, progression options include the level 3 Diploma in Wildlife and Land Management or qualifications in Horticulture, Arboriculture or Agriculture. Apprenticeship routes are also available at Level 2 & 3 in Countryside Management.

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