Countryside and Environment (0076)

Last Updated: 26 May 2016
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in the countryside - from managing an estate as a gamekeeper to monitoring animal populations to keeping a river healthy for fishing. You'll learn with a training provider and gain practical experience that will give you an edge in the world of work.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

These countryside qualifications are for anyone interested in a career maintaining the countryside environment. You may be just starting out, or taking a break from a job to get some valuable training.

You don't need any previous qualifications or experience to get started. At Level 2 you can be under 16. To take a Level 3 qualification you need to be 16 or over.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

At Level 2 you'll get an introduction to important topics in countryside and environmental work - you might choose things like driving tractors, understanding plant science or gamekeeping, or forestry skills that can keep woodlands healthy.

Depending on the size of qualification you choose, you might also do work experience and gain practical skills on the job.

At Level 3 you'll gain an in-depth insight into the techniques and science of countryside management. You might cover things like soil science, fishery creation and ecological conservation. You'll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, from running wildlife surveys to rearing game.

You'll learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

You'll be assessed on assignments, one for each unit you complete.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You may be new to countryside and environment work or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work as a park ranger or under keeper or prepare for further training.

Level 3
You may have some experience in countryside and environment work or have gained your Level 2 qualification. You want to develop the skills to be a more senior worker or manager working in the countryside, or to prepare for higher-level training.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A certificate or diploma in Countryside and Environment or Countryside Management is designed to help you find work maintaining and managing an area of land - perhaps as a countryside ranger, conservation officer or gamekeeper.

Once you've completed the Level 2 qualification, you can move on to Level 3.

If you have a current job you might be interested in the Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Work-based Countryside and Environment.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification. You will need qualified internal assessors.

You'll deliver these qualifications in a classroom environment and provide access to practical experience.

You might also want to cover general skills in your course design, for example:

  • functional skills
  • personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS).

You'll assess learners on assignments.

You can get fast-track approval for the Level 2 qualifications if you offer:

  • Level 2 National Certificate in Environmental Conservation (0342-02).

You can get fast-track approval for the Level 3 qualifications if you offer:

  • Level 3 Advanced National Certificate in Countryside Management (0342-03).

Fast-track approval is available for 1 year after the qualifications launch. Please check before you apply.

Anyone can take these qualifications but you must make sure all learners can access the resources they need to complete them.

At Level 3 you will need to provide access to work experience.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

This level is ideal if you are new to countryside and environment work or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work as a park ranger or gamekeeper or prepare for further training.

To earn this qualification, you choose from a range of optional and mandatory units, including:

  • Introduction to boundary habitat conservation
  • Tractor driving Introduction to boundary habitat conservation
  • Undertaking ecological surveys and techniques
  • Understanding ecology of trees, woods and forests
  • Introduction to game management
  • Introduction to environmental studies

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A certificate or diploma in Countryside and Environment or Countryside Management is designed to help you find work maintaining and managing an area of land - perhaps as a countryside ranger, conservation officer or gamekeeper.

Once you've completed the Level 2 qualification, you can move on to Level 3.

If you have a current job you might be interested the Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Work-based Countryside and Environment.

Level 2 Countryside and Environment (0076-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Certificate in Countryside and Environment

  • Accreditation No: 500/8573/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 90 - 90 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment

  • Accreditation No: 500/8574/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

This level is ideal if you have some experience in countryside and environment work or have gained your Level 2 qualification. You want to develop the skills to be a more senior worker or manager working in the countryside, or to prepare for higher-level training.

To earn this qualification, you must choose from a range of optional and mandatory units, including:

  • Understanding ecology of game species
  • Undertaking vertebrate pest and predator control
  • Undertaking woodland habitat management
  • Undertake an investigative project in the land-based sector
  • Livestock use in conservation management
  • Understand working dogs

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A certificate or diploma in Countryside and Environment or Countryside Management is designed to help you find work maintaining and managing an area of land - perhaps as a countryside ranger, conservation officer or gamekeeper.

If you have a current job, you might be interested in the Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Work-based Countryside and Environment.

Learners may progress to Higher Education as these qualifications have UCAS points.

Level 3 Countryside Management (0076-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management

  • Accreditation No: 500/8489/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 180 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 1080 - 1080 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Countryside Management

  • Accreditation No: 500/8559/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management

  • Accreditation No: 500/8560/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management

  • Accreditation No: 500/8561/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 120 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Countryside Management

  • Accreditation No: 600/6113/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 90 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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