If you enjoy being outdoors and would love a career working outside, then this full-time course is ideal for you. Developed in collaboration with Dartmoor National Park, this course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge in a range of land and wildlife management disciplines.
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You want a career in countryside management or to go on to take a degree.
Five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English, maths and science.
Moorland management and conservation; estate skills; wildlife populations and conservation; land-based machinery operations; countryside tourism; land-use and employment issues; woodland, freshwater and wetland management; plant and soil science.
An elite course, developed in collaboration with the Dartmoor National Park, which combines theory with a strong focus on practical skills. Assessment includes both coursework and exams.
Learning from Dartmoor National Park rangers and gaining real work experience.
Employment in the industry or university study such as our FdSc Estate and Farm Enterprise Management or FdSc Conservation and Countryside Management.
Nick Taylor Course Manager - Conservation & Countryside
Nick has spent many years working in the conservation sector, in many roles: as a keeper at London Zoo, Taronga Zoo Sydney, the Monkey Sanctuary near Looe and as a warden at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. He's travelled the world to experience all manner of wildlife in their natural habitats, and has been to every continent except South America and Antarctica. For the last 15 years Nick has been teaching at Duchy College and is their resident expert in wildlife identification.
*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.