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BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management

Canterbury College

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BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management (LEVEL 3) A comprehensive study of key environmental issues, conservation, countryside resources, land use, geography, agriculture and habitat management. There is a significant empahasis on outdoor activities and work experience, which would suit students interested in the environment and working outdoors. You will have the opportunity to work alongside staff from different farming and conservation organisations on local projects and to participate in residential trips to National Parks and Wales to investigate energy use, environmental impact, land use, upland and forestry management and conservation. Countryside Management Course content to include: Coastal habitat management Environmental issues and policies Environmental science Principles of plant and soil science Ecology and conservation Estate skills (Practical work based activities) Industry work experience Duration: 2 years Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs grade C or above (preferably including English), a relevant First Diploma or equivalent at distinction. Adults with appropriate experience are welcome to apply. Assessment: A combination of practical assignments, written assessments and presentations. Progression: To a range of degree courses or employment in the land based sector. Examples of past student's progression include degrees in Geography, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine Environmental Science and Anthropology. Work based progression of past students has included Nature Reserve Warden, National Park Education Officer and RSPB officer. Additional information: Work placements are an important part of the course. Students must purchase suitable outdoor clothing (approximately ?200) as the course also requires working outdoors in all conditions. Students must also make a financial contribution towards the cost of field trips. Course Code 11NDCOMAYP Fee Code A/G Costs 2008/9: ?120

BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management (LEVEL 3) A comprehensive study of key environmental issues, conservation, countryside resources, land use, geography, agriculture and habitat management. There is a significant empahasis on outdoor activities and work experience, which would suit students interested in the environment and working outdoors. You will have the opportunity to work...

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