This course is ideal for anyone who loves the outdoors and has a passion for conservation and wildlife. Throughout the course you will have a number of opportunities to carry out practical work within the rural sector and with well known conservation organisations. This is a practical based course working with partnerships in the local community. You will be learning hands on practical skills around the Rosewarne estate and nature reserve.
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You are interested in working in countryside conservation, wildlife management, forestry, estates or river management.
four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English and Maths.
Conservation and wildlife habitat management and gain a variety of experience and skills including practical work on local sites and woodlands. You’ll also learn valuable theory in subjects such as habitat management, estate maintenance, and livestock conservation management. You will learn plant and soil science, ecology, wildlife identification and surveys. You will learn practical skills such as fencing, Cornish hedging, woodland management, coppicing and foot path maintenance.
To undertake a work placement within the rural sector to build confidence, become adaptable in the workplace and develop transferable skills. Assessment includes both coursework and exams.
Regularly conducting conservation work with Cornwall Wildlife Trust as well as our strong links with Cornwall County Council, The National Trust and RSPB.
Further study such as our Land & Wildlife Management Technical Extended Diploma, an apprenticeship, or employment as a Ranger, Woodland Manager or Conservation Officer.
Robb Dunn Head of Land-based & Food Studies
Food and farming expert Rob Dunn has recently joined the leadership team for Duchy and Bicton College had has taken on the role of curriculum lead, overseeing education provision across the region and projects such as the new Future Farm scheme; the £10 million creation of a new skills centre, dairy unit and pioneering research centre at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. Rob has worked at a number of land-based colleges around the UK. Rob also presents a weekly farming show for a Cornish radio station and is a judge for the British Farming Awards.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.