Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management

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Gain the skills you need to work in the countryside and promote conservation efforts, with our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma at Writtle College.

This qualification focuses on the essentials of working in the countryside, as well as exploring ways to manage and conserve habitats.

You’ll learn about estate skills, safe use of equipment and machinery, and land use and recreation. You’ll also study subjects including ecological concepts and application, environmental interpretation and fresh water and wetland management, as well as further areas such as farm habitat management, heathland habitat management, coastal management, and managing volunteers.

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, for example working for a wildlife trust or an estate.

After successfully completing this course, you could further your education by progressing to a conservation or life sciences degree. Options include BSc (Hons) Conservation and Community Engagement at ARU.

Apply now for Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management

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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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