This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue careers within the conservation sector. Students will develop their ability to strike a sustainable balance in the management of habitats for wildlife and people to effectively engage stakeholders in the natural world for the benefit of biodiversity and people. Practical species identification and field research skills will also be developed.
- Flora and fauna identification
- British wildlife
- Wildlife management
- UK conservation - history, structure, current and future trends
- Habitat management
- Access, education and interpretation.
Two years full-time or one year part-time.
Full-time students will be expected to attend College for approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. This may include some evening teaching. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study (approximately 25 - 30 hours a week) in addition to contact time. Part-time study will be on an infill basis.
Students can progress on to the BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Conservation Management (Top up) course.
Assessment includes practical reports and demonstrations, written assignments, portfolios, scientific posters and group or individual presentations.
Work experience is an integral part of the course. Past students have gained placements with a variety of conservation organisations with which we have excellent links. A total of 152 hours is required in a related part of the industry over the two years of the course.
- Field trips to a range of excellent range of habitats in the local area including wetland and freshwater, woodland, farmland, coast and estuary, moorland.
- Employer links to various relevant organisations including local Wildlife Trusts, council departments, national organisations such as the RSPB, ecological consultancies.
- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, an excellent Learning Resources Centre and access to online resources such as Athens.
- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all courses.
- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
- Experienced staff with both academic and industrial experience.
Work as an assistant reserve warden, education officer and co-ordinator or in many more roles. Careers are available with nature conservation organisations such as the RSPB and Wildlife Trust. Graduates may also pursue opportunities to work on conservation projects abroad.
Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code D444 and campus code R. Application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
Students will need to buy a College white laboratory coat for lab practicals, waterproof clothing, outdoor footwear including Wellington boots, walking boots. Students will generally require a pair of steel toe-capped safety boots and may also need a pair of waders. Recommended items include binoculars and a range of key texts.
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Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent. They must also have GCSE English at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.