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Countryside Worker Apprenticeship

The Countryside Apprenticeship focuses on practical skills to assist countryside management and community environmental projects.

Within this Apprenticeship, you will learn the skills to work with communities, organise conservation projects and understand how to restore, develop and maintain countryside or urban spaces. The Apprenticeship can be tailored to your job and the needs of the environment that you work in due to the wide range of optional modules available within it. You will need good communication skills, excellent problem-solving skills and manual dexterity. You can use this Apprenticeship as a springboard to train for senior roles such as a Senior Ranger, Ecologist, Senior Estate Worker or Environmental Management Officer.

As part of the Apprenticeship, you will have monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor, with 6 hours per week off the job training which will be tracked. You will build a portfolio showing your work-based evidence.

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Study Location
14 Months
depending on Level
Level 2
Qualification Level
1 day / fortnight (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Ideally, candidates will have 3 GCSEs grade 9-3 including English & maths or equivalent
    Those without English or maths at Level 1 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Boundary Management
  • Land Management
  • Surveys
  • Sustainability
  • Map Reading
  • Manage Habitats
  • Construct/maintain access ways
  • Identify British flora and fauna
  • Undertake surveys
  • Manage vegetation
  • Enthusiasm for Countryside and Environment
  • Work ethic
  • Work constructively
  • Skills development
  • Safety-conscious

What's Next?


  • Ranger
  • Parks Manager
  • Estate Manager
  • Woodland Manager
  • Ecologist
  • Conservation Officer
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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