Countryside Management Level 3

Want to work outdoors as a Ranger, Wildlife Conservation Officer, Woodland Manager, Gamekeeper, Agricultural Contractor or in the Agricultural sector? This course will teach you the practical skills and knowledge that you need to start your career or progress to University.

Course Level:
Level 3
2 Years
Auction Mart
Awarding Body:
City & Guilds

Based in the rural setting of our College campus you will have access to excellent facilities including animal care units, equine yards, horticulture greenhouses, ATV’s and Craven College’s fleet of tractors. Learn new technical skills and benefit from visiting guest speakers, field visits and industry input from the agricultural, countryside, adventure recreation and environmental sectors. Learn practical skills including Land-based Machinery, Estate Skills, Ecological Surveys and the use of Firearms in the Land-based sector. Along with being out in the field, you will also learn the theory behind Conservation and Game Management and through relevant work experience, you will have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals.

All of our tutors are experts in their fields with experience of working as Rangers, in Environmental Education, Horticulture and Agriculture.

  • Woodland Management
  • Game Management
  • Land-based Machinery
  • Environmental Issues & Policies
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Visitor & Site Interpretation
  • Freshwater Management
  • Livestock Use in Conservation
  • Use of Firearms in the Land-based Sector
  • Estate Skills
  • Investigative Project
  • Principles of Plant & Soil Science
  • Forest Recreation
  • Work Experience

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSE grade 9-4 or Countryside Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English & Maths GCSEs  grade 9-4

Your choices may include:

  • Conservation Woodland / Wildlife Officer
  • Farm Contractor
  • Countryside Ranger / Officer
  • Gamekeeper
  • Greenkeeper
  • Gardener

Your choices may include:

  • Conservation & Countryside Management FD
  • Garden Design FD