Land and Wildlife Management (Countryside) Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course will help you develop a comprehensive overview of the countryside, wildlife and conservation industry. It encompasses practical techniques, technical skills and core knowledge. This course is delivered through classroom-based lessons, practical sessions and tutorials.

Units covered may include:

  • Health and safety
  • Estate skills
  • Ecology
  • Woodland habitat management
  • Business
  • Freshwater and wetland management
  • Specialist project
  • Land-based machinery
  • Plant and soil science

You will be required to pay for appropriate clothing for practical work including steel toe capped boots – approximately £70, and £40 for day field trips

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by practical assessments, written assignments, examinations and online testing, presentations and projects.

Progression Options

The course provides an ideal progression route to higher education opportunities, such as the Foundation Degree pathways available at University Centre Somerset.

With related practical experience, you could find employment within the extensive countryside and conservation sector. Opportunities exist within private estates, nature reserves, Government and non-Government organisations, charities, contractors and possible self-employment. Roles such as Reserve Assistant, Ranger or Warden are common career plans. Some examples of employers include the National Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts and contracting.

Course Summary

Course Title Land and Wildlife Management (Countryside) Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 4 range including English and
Maths, or to have completed a Level 2 qualification in Countryside Management
(or equivalent) at Merit grade. Entry is also subject to a successful

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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