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Part-Time NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN COUNTRYSIDE MANAGEMENT (LEVEL 3)

Hadlow College

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Preparing students for a career in a variety of sectors within the countryside and conservation industries, this course provides an understanding of how land has to be managed in a sustainable way. You will benefit from extensive practical sessions on the College estate and farm where you will study the local woodland and waterways, enabling you to work effectively across a range of environments. These skills are further developed during your work experience. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, with preferably 1 in Mathematics, English or Science National Award in a relevant subject First Diploma at Merit or above Additional Experience Life experiences will be taken into account when considering applications. Location Canterbury, Hadlow Course Duration 2 years, 4 days per week. Course Content Year 1 Land-based estate construction, repair and maintenance skills Sustainable development Principles of ecology Principles of plant and soil science Woodland ecology Freshwater and wetland management Physical and boilogical environmental processes Investigative projext in the countryside management sector Work related experience in the countryside management sector Key skills Year 2 Tree felling and chainsaw use Farm habitat management Forest and woodland management Coastal management Land-based machinery operations Environmental issues and policies Ecological concepts and applications Archaeology and lanscape history Environmental interpretation in the land-based industries Key skills Assessment Method Continuous assessment through assignments, projects and practical tests. Progression Routes Successful students may be able to progress onto a degree in Countryside Management or related subjects. Alternatively, you may enter industry as RSPB officers, forestry workers, estate managers or countryside and park rangers. Specialist Equipment Needed You will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof clothing, a clipboard, wellington boots and work clothing.

Preparing students for a career in a variety of sectors within the countryside and conservation industries, this course provides an understanding of how land has to be managed in a sustainable way. You will benefit from extensive practical sessions on the College estate and farm where you will study the local woodland and waterways, enabling you to work effectively across a range of environments....

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