Countryside Ranger Apprenticeship Level 4 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

This apprenticeship is aimed at employees in countryside management roles looking to increase their management, supervisory and project planning skills in the outdoor sector.

Countryside Rangers are found in organisations that are responsible for managing the countryside & natural environment as well as carrying out community engagement and public access works.

A Countryside Ranger would be responsible for the daily management, maintenance, conservation and protection of the natural environment and will inspire people about the natural environment and encourage them to engage with their local green spaces.

Countryside Rangers organise, supervise and deliver specific land management, conservation and community engagement tasks and manage small scale projects working collaboratively both internally and externally with a wide range of partners, stakeholders, organisations and interest groups as well as creating safe environments where the public can enjoy the countryside and coastline.

What does the course involve?

2 years on programme with a range of knowledge assessment, skills assessments as well asLevel 3Emergency First Aid at Work and Level 2 Brushcutter qualifications.

Click here to view the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Standard for this course.

Assessment Methods

  • Synoptic knowledge test – 50 Question Multiple Choice Test
  • Two practical observation assessments
  • 90 Minute professional discussion

Progression Options

Learners may progress onto a BSc or MSc qualification, or enter full-time employment in roles such as, Countryside Ranger, Community Ranger, Recreation Ranger, Ranger Reserve or Countryside Warden, Estate Supervisor, Ranger, Estate Ranger and/or Park Ranger.


Course Summary

Course Title Countryside Ranger Apprenticeship Level 4
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, but course entry is subject to a
successful interview and successful completion of an English and math initial
assessment, and if you have not achieved a grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and
maths, you will work towards a functional skills qualification during your

Attendance Requirements 2 Block weeks at Cannington campus
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I have gained a sound knowledge of so many aspects of the countryside, including native tree species, freshwater fish and flora and fauna, as well as learnt practical skills in things like hedge laying and conducting habitat surveys. I’ve also done work experience with Natural England at a local nature reserve.

Lucy Taylor- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land & Wildlife Management (Countryside)

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