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Land and Wildlife (Countryside Conservation) Level 2 Middlesbrough Campus


This course provides an introduction for those who would like to work towards a career in the countryside, with an eye on conservation. Anyone choosing this careers needs to be aware that they are working in an ever-changing landscape which requires a modern approach. Course units provide a modern up-to-date programme that will enable students to make the first steps within the countryside and conservation sector with confidence, knowing that their course is industry recognised. Undertaking this subject means students will leave with the correct training and skills to find work in their chosen field.


Management of the countryside in a sustainable and integrated way has never been more important than it is today. Many of the valuable traditional skills remain, but future managers of habitats and wildlife will need the knowledge and skills of new technologies plus understanding of the latest research/developments for a modern approach to fully grasp the complexities of modern land management.


Students will engage with topics such as; working in the land and wildlife industry, machinery used the land and wildlife, estate skills, conservation in British habitats, environmental conservation and countryside interpretation and recreation. Students will also have many opportunities to work on their practical skills on our partner farms, North York Moors National Park in addition to field trips to local shoots and wildlife reserves. The course will include an industry-based work placement in the form of block or day work placements.

Entry Requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade E or above including Maths and English (new GCSE grading level 3) with Science desirable. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

Further Study

Students completing the Level 2 to a Merit + standard would be considered for enrolment onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, either at the centre, or at one of our other sites (York & Penrith)

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