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Countryside & Agriculture

Our specialist pathways include Agriculture, Countryside and Environment, Forestry and Arboriculture, Horticulture and Gamekeeping, giving you the ability to focus on the subjects you are really interested in as well as giving you a grounding in the land-based industries as a whole.

With access to sheep, dairy and arable farms, estates, national parks and leisure facilities through our extensive and well-established employer links, you will be able to develop the range of practical skills you need for the huge range of employment opportunities in the Land-based sector, whether you choose to study a full-time course or an Apprenticeship.

All of our tutors are experts in their fields with specialist knowledge of Agricultural Botany, Ecology and Garden Design and with experience of working with the National Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton in Bloom and Harrogate Flower Show. With their knowledge and contacts, you will be able to visit relevant exhibitions and demonstration grounds as well as gaining inspiration from guest speakers from a variety of Agriculture, Countryside and Environmental sectors.

In addition to work placements, you may be able to study for additional qualifications in Chainsaw and Brushwood Cutter Usage, Dry Stone Walling and ATV Handling.

Average Wages in Sector
Suggested Occupation
Future Predicted Growth
Conservation New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Countryside ManagementLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Environmental Sustainability New CourseLevel 3
Horticulture New CourseLevel 2, Level 3
Wildlife Management New CourseLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Agriculture - Stockperson ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Countryside Worker ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Horticulture & Landscape Operative ApprenticeshipLevel 2