Countryside Management Foundation degree

Plumpton College
In Nr Lewes

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Typology Foundation degree
Location Nr lewes
  • Foundation degree
  • Nr lewes

Course structure: This course consists of a balance of theory and practical with site visits and fieldwork forming an important part. The course may be studied on a full or part-time basis. Plumpton College maintains a strong network of contacts with the Sussex countryside management industry and work experience is a compulsory aspect of the course. In addition, you have the opportunity to run New Leaf, the student-run conservation volunteer group.


Where and when

Starts Location
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Nr Lewes
Ditchling Road, Plumpton, BN7 3AE, East Sussex, England
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Starts On request
Nr Lewes
Ditchling Road, Plumpton, BN7 3AE, East Sussex, England
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Forestry and Woodland Management Foundation degree

Leo hood
5.0 15/09/2012
What I would highlight: The things i like most about this course were the lecturers such as Hugh morris and John Cornford who were experienced practitioners as well as accomplished scientists. Both have now moved on, but leaving in their wake a fantastic curriculum that will set any potential foresters, arborists, and even agro-foresters such as myself, up for a bright future in industry, conservation or both. moreover, the grounds are quite extensive so there is space to learn practically as well as theoretically in the woodlands and landscaped areas. I especially like the Dendrology course where over 100 species were learnt over 2 years. Silviculture was also taught comprehensively and provides the backbone for forest/woodland management and I could not have done without that in my current pursuit of agroforestry.
What could be improved: least of all I disliked the lack of transport but the college does provide its own bus early in the morning and in the evening. looking back, there's not much i could say about the course negatively. there was a high work load but in hindsight this forced students to be the best and i haven't had such a high workload since.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Management

Course programme

  • Landscape Assessment & Legislation
  • Soil Science
  • Botany
  • Estate Skills
  • Work Placement 1
  • Interpreting the Environment
  • Ecological Methods
  • Field Biology Skills
  • Ecology

  • Habitat Management
  • Project 2
  • Agriculture & Environment
  • Habitat Management Planning
  • Evolutionary & Behavioural Ecology
  • Geographical Information Systems 1
  • Career Development
  • Work Placement 2
  • Statistics (at Plumpton College or University of Brighton)
  • Nature Photography
  • Coastal Ecology
  • Health, Wellbeing & the Outdoors
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Field Trip
  • Contemporary Study
  • Conservation Grazing
  • Managing Volunteers
  • Woodland Ecology & Management

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