Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management

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If you enjoy working in the countryside, our Level 3 Diploma at Writtle College will give you the practical skills and knowledge you need to make a start on your career.

The land and wildlife sector encompasses everything to do with the management of upland, lowland, woodland and wetland game and wildlife species.

With this Level 3 Technical Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management, you’ll study a range of subjects related to the countryside and land management. These include estate maintenance skills, population surveys, safe use of equipment and machinery, land use and recreation, and pest and predator control.

You’ll learn theory in the classroom and get hands-on experience on our countryside campus, and through work experience.

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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
  • gain valuable skills with 150 hours of work experience.
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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

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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

Level 3 qualifications provide a route into employment in wildlife management in job roles such as estate worker, fisheries worker, assistant underkeeper or fieldwork assistant.

After successfully completing this course, you could further your education by progressing to the second year of our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Countryside Conservation).

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