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If you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, this could be the career path for you. You'll need to love working outdoors, and want to understand how nature works and how we interactwith it in a sustainable way.



Farmers and related occupations cultivate arable crops, fruits and trees, and raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock for consumption.

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Meet Our Staff

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.

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100% of our countryside management students say that teaching on their course was good.
Our agriculture courses have an 89.1% success rate.

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Meet Our Alumni

Danny Olver

Owner of Animal Arks and self-employed dairy milker

I found working and learning at the College very effective You are learning the technical aspects of the industry and then putting them into practice.

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Forestry & Arboriculture 90 Credit Diploma

Gamekeeping & Wildlife Managment Technical Extended Diploma

Land & Wildlife Management Technical Extended Diploma

Land & Wildlife Management (Countryside Ranger) Technical Extended Diploma

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For more information on career options within the rural industry, see the RCAA website.

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