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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife (Countryside Conservation)

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If you’re passionate about the countryside and looking for a career in the outdoors, our Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife is for you. Study on our 150-hectare campus at Writtle College.

As a student at Writtle College, you’ll learn about sustaining and protecting the natural environment for future generations.

You’ll be based on our rural campus that’s home to more than 200 animal species including reptiles, birds and mammals. You can work with these animals during your course.

We make full use of our outdoor learning spaces, and you’ll find hedgerows, grassland, rivers, woodland and farmland habitats to explore.

You don't need any previous knowledge or experience in land and wildlife to study this course.

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Hands-on learning

As a Land and Wildlife student at Writtle College you’ll:

  • study on a rural campus with a range of habitats and a working farm
  • work with our resident animals which include reptiles, birds and mammals
  • benefit from our links to local farms and parks.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Awarding body

City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the global leader in skills development and apprenticeship schemes with 2 million learners working on diverse qualifications every year.

Careers and educational progression

After successfully completing this course, you could further your education by studying a Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management.

Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications can ultimately provide a route into employment in areas such as conservation, animal management or environmental management. You could find yourself working for employers such as country parks, wildlife trusts or charities.

Apply now for Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife (Countryside Conservation)

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Close to major cities, Writtle College is located on a picturesque 150-hectare campus in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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