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Countryside Management NC

Level: SCQF 5

Available at these campuses: Barony, Elmwood, Oatridge

About the Course

Countryside managementThis course provides sound practical experience together with the technical knowledge necessary for a career in countryside management. 

It is designed for people who would like a career in areas such as countryside services, estate maintenance, community based projects, voluntary sector, environmental projects, or work for wildlife charities and conservation organisations.

Course Duration: 1 academic year

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have minimum of 3 National 4s including English.

Course Content

Delivery of this course involves a wide range of practical and field based studies and visits to nature reserves and recreational sites run by Ranger Services and organisations such as RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage and National Trust For Scotland.

A range of topics will be covered during the course including countryside recreation and access, geodiversity and landscape in Scotland, practical conservation: habitat management, ecology and wildlife identification, principles of biodiversity conservation, rural land use, communications, first aid, and work experience.