If you care about the countryside and wish to develop a range of practical skills required for working in this industry, this course is ideal for you. All three of our land-based campuses are set in acres of stunning countryside, allowing you to perfect your skills before going onto further study.
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You want to build up your knowledge in order to develop a career within the countryside and environmental industry.
Four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English, maths and science.
Estate skills, land-based machinery, woodland management, environmental issues and conservation through work-based placements.
Supported and independent study; rural-related debates and a mix of practical and classroom based theory. Assessment includes both coursework and exams.
The focus on practical skills development, work experience and access to our beautiful farms and estates.
Further study such as our Land & Wildlife Management Technical Extended Diploma Level 3 or an apprenticeship.
Amy Sweet Countryside & Wildlife Diploma
"We do lots of work outside, including improving habitats, going on trips and leanring about native species. I enjoy being outdoors and getting stuck in, and I've made lots of new friends and learn loads of new skills. I've really enjoyed the course and I am hoping to continue my studies here at Duchy College."
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.