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									                                   C OUNTRYSIDE
                                   MA  NAGEMENT




If you are passionate about the countryside and wildlife and would love to work in
the great outdoors, then a Countryside Management course at Kingston Maurward
is for you!

We offer a range of courses within one of the best countryside settings in the UK,
providing the perfect surroundings to gain the practical skills and knowledge you
need to get ahead in this industry.

There is a wide range of exciting career opportunities in this field, ranging from
building nature trails and advising on land use through to managing National Parks
and many more!

Applications and enquiries: 01305 215215
administration@kmc.ac.uk
www.kmc.ac.uk
 Level 1 Introduction to Farming
 and the Countryside
 Course no. CM201

Qualification
Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies
Length of Course
Four days a week for one year.
Days of the Week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Entry Requirements
Interest and enthusiasm in working in the land-based
industries. GCSEs, at grade F or above. Other experience will
also be considered.

Learn the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of working
in agriculture and the countryside and prepare for employment
or progression to a more advanced course, employment or an
apprenticeship. Kingston Maurward offers the ideal environment
for students to develop at their own pace under expert guidance.
The programme offers a broad range of subjects and practical
skills. Assessment takes place throughout the year. Learning
support in numeracy, literacy, study skills, information technology
and vocational skills is available.

Course Content
Monday to Thursday, with work experience encouraged on
Fridays and other times when not at college.
The course consists of the following units:
● Agriculture, including working with animals
● Tractor driving
● Countryside skills
● Conservation
● Ground maintenance and estate skills
● Functional Skills and IT.


Next Steps
Employment and voluntary work, other Level 1 and 2 courses
at Kingston Maurward College. Progression to a more
advanced course, employment or an Apprenticeship.




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 The Diploma in Environment and                                         Course Content
 Land-Based Studies (Higher / Level 2)                                  Principal Learning: Environmental influences, plant and animal
 Course no. CM206                                                       care and management, the role of plants and animals in
                                                                        society, monitoring the natural environment, developing a
Qualification                                                           sustainable environment, sources and uses of energy.
Diploma in Environment and Land-Based Studies
                                                                        Personal, learning and thinking skills: developing the skills and
Length of Course                                                        talents that industry partners have identified as essential to the
Four days a week for one year.                                          next generation of environmental and land-based employees
Days of the Week                                                        and employers.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.                                Specialist Learning: You can choose a specific area to extend
Entry Requirements                                                      and deepen your knowledge. You might want to learn more
                                                                        about agriculture or managing the landscape, conservation or
Interest and enthusiasm in environment and land-based
                                                                        looking after exotic or domestic animals.
issues. GCSEs at grade E or above. You will be able to achieve
Functional Skills at Level 2 (broadly equivalent to grades A*-C).       Functional Skills: the numeracy, literacy and ICT skills needed
                                                                        for environmental study and career.
This course will equip learners with the knowledge and
skills relevant to a career in the 21st Century, within the
environment and land-based sector. The qualification has been           Next Steps
developed with representatives from industry, further and               Progression to ELB Diploma at Level 3. Employment within the
higher education to provide up-to-date and applied learning in          17 Lantra defined industry sectors: including conservation,
natural and sustainable environments and plants and animal              equine, veterinary nursing, agriculture, forestry, horticulture
production enterprises.                                                 and landscaping.




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 Level 2 Diploma in                                               Course Content
 Countryside and Environment                                      Study at college three days per week and undertake work
 Course no. CM202                                                 experience two days per week within a local countryside
                                                                  business or organisation. The course is delivered by lectures,
Qualification                                                     practical instruction, demonstration and visits. Approximately
Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment                    half the time in college involves practical work.
                                                                  The course consists of the following units:
Length of Course
Three days a week for one year.                                   ● Conservation and improvement of British habitats
                                                                  ● Ecology of trees and woods
Days of the Week                                                  ● Practical land-based skills
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.                                    ● Land-based machinery operation
                                                                  ● Industry and organisations
Entry Requirements
                                                                  ● Work related experience.
Interest and enthusiasm in the countryside and the
environment. The ability to cope with written work. English and   PLUS game management and pest control. Functional Skills
Maths GCSEs at grade D or above.                                  in numeracy and literacy will also be developed - the level will
                                                                  depend upon your qualifications at entry. Completion of the
                                                                  Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A* to C.
An ideal introduction for school leavers who seek a career in
the countryside and rural environments. The Level 2 Diploma       Additional qualifications include NPTC Certificate of
provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help you    Competence in Brushwood Cutters and Strimmers. First Aid
gain employment in the industry. You will acquire a wide range    and Manual Handling are also taught.
of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from
both your studies and your work experience within a local         Next Steps
business. The course includes habitat conservation, woodland      Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management, or an
ecology, estate skills and machinery operation.                   Apprenticeship.




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 Level 3 Diploma in
 Countryside Management
 Course no. CM203

Qualification
Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management
Length of Course
Four days a week for one year.
Days of the Week
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Entry Requirements
Four GCSEs at grade C or above (including Maths and
English or equivalent), a Level 2 Diploma at Distinction or a
Level 2 Work-based Diploma. Mature applicants who lack
these qualifications will also be considered. You will need to
demonstrate a keen and active interest in the countryside.

The Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management is a one-
year course that leads to a qualification equivalent to two A
levels. The course provides a full introduction to working in the
countryside for those seeking to retrain. The course is also the
first year of the two-year Level 3 Extended Diploma (CM204)

Course Content
Lectures, practical instruction, demonstrations and visits.
The course consists of the following units:
● Freshwater and wetland ecology
● Ecology
● Estate skills
● Countryside tourism
● Sustainable development
● Machinery operations
● Heathland management
● Farm habitat management
● Coastal management
● Land use and policies
● Investigative project
● Environmental interpretation.
A period of work experience is required, which needs to be
completed during the course.

Next Steps
Entry into Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside
Management. A range of careers including countryside ranger,
or a warden at a country park or nature reserve, estate,
woodland or recreational area. Environmental Education officer
or Interpretation officer or Rights of Way officer. Arboriculture
and woodland management or Higher Education.


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                                                                      Kingston Maurward’s excellent technical and practical
 Level 3 Extended Diploma in                                          facilities are backed up by work experience in the countryside.
 Countryside Management                                               Accepted as entry qualification for degree courses, being
 Course no. CM204                                                     equivalent to three A levels. The first year of the course is
                                                                      shared with the Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management.
Qualification
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management                    Course Content
Length of Course                                                      As part of the Level 3 Extended Diploma you will complete the
Two years, full-time.                                                 following units:
Days of the Week                                                      All units from the Level 3 Diploma plus:
Year 1: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Year 2: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
                                                                      ● Work experience
                                                                      ● Livestock and conservation management
Entry Requirements                                                    ● Archaeology and landscape history
Four GCSEs at grade C or above (including Maths and English
                                                                      ● Woodland habitat management
or equivalent), a Level 2 Diploma (Distinction) or a Level 2
Work-based Diploma in Environmental Conservation (NVQ).               ● Pest and vermin control
Applicants with the Level 3 Diploma can proceed directly onto         ● Upland habitats.
the second year of the course. Mature applicants who lack
                                                                      A period of work experience is required, which may be
these qualifications will also be considered. You will need to
                                                                      undertaken during the course or the college holiday breaks.
demonstrate a keen and active interest in the countryside.


The countryside requires expert management if its resources           Next Steps
are to be conserved and developed. This course provides the           A range of careers including countryside ranger, or a warden
management skills to make decisions, solve problems, and              at a country park or nature reserve, estate, woodland
plan for the future. Students gain sound practical training and       or recreational area. Environmental Education officer or
have the opportunity to develop a wide range of interests             Interpretation officer. Rights of Way officer. Arboriculture and
through both assignment and practical work.                           woodland management. Higher Education.




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Academy of
Countryside
Management




     Academy of Countryside Management

     ● Countryside Management Courses
     Title                          Introduction                                                        Times and Dates   Details         Code / £
     Wildlife and                   Anyone interested in gaining a wider knowledge of wildlife          12x Fri           Advanced        CM006
     Conservation                   and conservation within a range of UK habitats will enjoy this      start 04.03.11    Cert Wildlife
                                    course. Includes visits to see Dorset’s wildlife and talks by       9.15am - 4.45pm   Conservation
                                    prominent local ecologists and wildlife specialists.                                  IIQ             £540
     Environmental                  If you are working, or carrying out voluntary work in the                             ➁ Diploma in CM055
     Conservation Level 2 ♦         countryside and want to gain a national qualification, this is an                     Work-based
                                    ideal choice. Course areas include habitat management, fencing,                       Environmental
                                    hedgelaying, dry stone walling and countryside access.                                Conservation £499
     Environmental                  Suited to those who are taking more responsibility within                             ➂ Diploma in CM056
     Conservation Level 3 ♦         their work role in environmental conservation. Course areas                           Work-based
                                    include field surveys, management of habitats, efficient use of                       Environmental
                                    resources and improvement of land usage.                                              Conservation TBC

     ♦ Students will need to have a work placement in a countryside job.



     More in-depth explanations of our courses are available on our website.
     Dates and times that are currently not available will also be published there.
     For further information, call our friendly team - they will have all the up-to-date information you need.

     visit www.kmc.ac.uk or call us on                              01305 215215

             Courses Helpline 01305 215215                                     7

								
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