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Countryside and environment Course: National Award in Countryside Management Code: LBI0101F Duration: 34 Weeks Location: Kirkley Campus Start Date: 14th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? The course is for anyone wishing to gain employment in countryside and environmental work such as conservation workers, estate workers, wardens and rangers. Do I need any formal qualifications? To study on the course you will need to be over 16 and have one of the following entry requirements: - 4 GCSEs at grade C or above Intermediate GNVQ, BTEC First Diploma,Mature students and applicants with a significant level of experience will also be considered. What will I study on the course? You will need to study 6 units to gain a National Award in Countryside Management. The choice of units will depend upon the students requirements and will be discussed with the course tutor at an initial interview. The only compulsory unit is the Investigative Project.Investigative Project, Ecology & conservation, Environmental Science, Estate Skills,Principles of Plant & Soil Science, Environmental Interpretation, Farm Habitat Management,Countryside Recreation and Policies, Ecology Of Woodlands Forests & Trees, Machinery Operations. How is the course organised? Students can study one day per week over a 2 year period, (undertaking 3 units per year) or two days per week over a 1 year period (undertaking 6 units). How will my progress be assessed? Each unit will be assessed using a combination of assignments, mid unit tests, practical assessment, presentations and oral tests. Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course? You will have the opportunity to gain extra qualifications in Information Technology, Key Skills, Pesticide Application and Chainsaw Use. What final qualification will I get if I am successful? On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a National Award in Countryside Management What can I do after completing this course? You could obtain work as a Conservation Worker, Countryside Ranger, Warden, Estate Worker or Wildlife Warden. Successful completion of the Award course would allow you to progress onto the National Diploma/Certificate in Countryside Management. Should you choose to continue to National Diploma level, you could progress into Higher Education. Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying? Financial support is available and depends on the type of qualification you are studying and whether you are a full time or a part time learner. The Education Maintainance Allowance (EMA) scheme enables eligible learners to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College, as well as bonus payments of ?100. The Adult Learning Grant (ALG) scheme enables eligible learners (aged 19 or over) to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College. College Learner Support Funds (LSF) are available and can provide financial support for eligible learners. Payments can be made towards travel to and from College, registered childcare, fee remission and help with course-related costs. Please contact us using the methods on this Information Sheet for more information on the above types of support.

Countryside and environment Course: National Award in Countryside Management Code: LBI0101F Duration: 34 Weeks Location: Kirkley Campus Start Date: 14th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? The course is for anyone wishing to gain employment in countryside and environmental work such as conservation workers, estate workers, wardens and rangers. Do I need any formal...

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