Countryside Management Level 3 National Diploma

In Cirencester

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Cirencester

Description

The equivalent to one A Level, this course could provide a practical element to complement other classroom-based subjects. You will study a wide range of countryside and environmental topics in an exciting, stimulating and active environment. The course includes a high proportion of fieldwork and will give you fantastic opportunities to carry out actual conservation and habitat management work.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Cirencester (Gloucestershire)
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Fosse Way Campus Stroud Road, GL7 1XA

Starts

On request

To take into account

You will have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C. At least THREE must be from : English Language or Literature/Humanities (History,Geography,RS,Sociology,Psychology)/Business/Science (Core and Additional OR triple)/Maths. Alternatively you will have a DISTINCTION in a Level 2 Diploma OR an NVQ2 OR a CACHE Cert.

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Course programme


Countryside Management - Level 3 National Diploma
This course is for anyone with an interest in the environment, either as valuable preparation for work in the sector or as a vehicle for further education, including our new Foundation Degree in Environmental Conservation in partnership with the Royal Agricultural College.

What does the course involve?
The equivalent to one A Level, this course could provide a practical element to complement other classroom-based subjects. You will study a wide range of countryside and environmental topics in an exciting, stimulating and active environment.

The course includes a high proportion of fieldwork and will give you fantastic opportunities to carry out actual conservation and habitat management work. We are able to make the most of our wonderful location and excellent local contacts to ensure we cover the broadest possible range of knowledge, skills and experience.

If you are someone who enjoys practical work, gaining a real sense of achievement and are passionate about maintaining our amazing locality, this course is an excellent and purposeful choice.

What will I study?
Estate Skills Learn practical estate skills in real-life settings, such as improving, footpaths, fencing and building structures.

Countryside Tourism Tourism is an important and growing source of income for rural communities. Find out how it has evolved and look at the challenges that exist when it is necessary to balance the need to encourage tourism while considering the environment.

Farmland Habitat Management The effects of modern farming techniques have had a devastating impact on UK ecology. This unit explains how modern farmers are working with conservationists to redress the balance as well as allowing students to participate in an assessment of local farming land, carrying out practical improvements to enhance the habitats of different fauna and flora.

Greenland Woodcrafts The opportunity to learn willow weaving, coppicing and other woodcraft activities.

Archaeology and Landscapes Find out how our ancestors shaped the land around us.

Woodland Habitat Management This unit will allow you to become involved in habitat management within our beautiful local woodland, many of which sustain unique features.

How is the course assessed?
  • Examination at the end of each unit/module
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Oral test
  • Practical test
  • Observation
  • Presentation
What other costs are there?
Supplementary Costs
Band A (£0 - £50)

Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have to study all week?
The course will be taught over several days in the week, with those on placements also working during the college week.

Will I have a work placement?
Some units will involve work placements.

Will I get paid for work placement?
Probably not; some employers do so.

What sort of equipment will I need to buy?
You will need to provide your own outdoor clothing (including steel toe-capped boots). Hiking clothes, army surplus or equivalent are ideal, and a kit bag is extremely useful.
Exam Board = EDEXCEL

This information is believed to be correct. Cirencester College continually updates and reviews its provision to ensure that it meets the needs of the community. Therefore the right to amend, change or delete learning programmes, accreditation routes or terms and conditions relating to entitlement to study is reserved at all times. We aim to provide open access to a comprehensive range of high quality education and training for the whole community over the age of 16 regardless of race, class, belief, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, previous educational attainment or particular circumstances.

Countryside Management Level 3 National Diploma

Price on request