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Foundation Degree Countryside Management 2018 Entry UCAS Code: DN43*


The land based sector contains a diverse range of jobs and employment possibilities and this programme has a broad basis to enable learners to meet a range of opportunities on graduation. Our industry is looking for work-ready graduates with strong practical skills backed up with a sound theoretical knowledge. This degree includes the fundamentals of natural resource management with a particular focus on wildlife and their habitats. It is underpinned by sound scientific principles. Experience in the use of current relevant technology is included and the opportunity provided to obtain a number of industry recognised practical certificates. Field work forms a significant part of the programme.


Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Industry Skills
• Field Study Skills
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Biodiversity, Conservation and Landscape Management
• Environmental interpretation and public engagement
• Land and Water Management

Elective Modules - select 1
• Tree and Woodland Management
• Plant and Soil Science

Year 2
• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development
• Academic Development
• Business Enterprise
• Habitat and Reserve Management
• Working with Geographical Information Systems
• Practical Skills

Elective Modules - select 1
• Grassland Management
• Land and Environmental Management

*Subject to revalidation

Entry Requirements

Foundation Degrees

48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C or above.

Further Study

You can progress, on successful completion of this course, to a one year Top Up route to an honours degree in a relevant field.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277