About the Course

This course is for those thinking about a career in the countryside. It provides an introduction to countryside management, though class based sessions but has an emphasis on developing practical skills.

Areas of Study

Units of study include: Ecology of Trees, Techniques in Surveying Habitats, Machinery maintenance, Tractor Driving, Estate Skills, Environmental Business. You will also undertake functional skills in English, an industry recognised qualification. You will also have the opportunity to undertake specialist NPTC or LANTRA courses, which are run through our short courses department.

Work Placements

You will develop practical and life skills through working with countryside rangers at a wildlife site of your choice. You are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours and this experience is assessed as part of the course. Assessment is by a portfolio of evidence you complete whilst on placement.

Method of Assessment

Each of the units includes pass, merit and distinction criteria. Assessment is through a wide range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, giving presentations and formal written assessments.

After Completion of Your Course...

Upon successful completion of your Diploma, you may wish to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management. Alternatively you may prefer to look for employment as an assistant countryside ranger or work within estate management.


Please contact us for more information.


Fees - Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Envrionment - Tuition Fees 2014/15

Students under 19 years of age on 31st August 2014

You will pay no tuition, registration or examination fees for the duration of your course.


You will be liable to pay:

Tuition Fees - Students aged 19 or over on 31st August 2014

You will be liable to pay:

An annual tuition fee of £1,590

Your tuition fees may be waived if you fall into one of the categories below (under current funding rules, may change for 2014/15:

On Job Seekers Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance

19-23 years old and undertaking your first full level 2 qualification

19-24 years old and undertaking your first full level 3 qualification

in receipt of certain other benefits and undertaking a course to develop skills to enable you to enter employment

BTEC Level 2 Diploma Countryside and Environment

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