Land and Wildlife Management (Countryside)- Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code COF006/12/PROG
Qualification Type Course Provider Certificate
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Looking to challenge yourself in the countryside sector?

This advanced-level course helps you to handle complex issues that happen in rural areas due to the tourism and development of the countryside. It’ll give you a great understanding of scientific principles faced within the countryside industry.

You’ll find this course really interesting, enjoying a mix of coursework and practical hands-on sessions within our excellent site at Plumpton. You’ll be able to add knowledge of the necessary principles and legislation required to your list of abilities.

The countryside sector needs people who understand both the science and the practicalities required to manage the many conflicting demands on rural areas. This course aims to prepare you for the task of successful countryside management.

Through coursework and industry experience, supported by one of the countryside organisations, you will gain an understanding of scientific principles, legislation, and practical skills that are needed for employment or progression to higher education.


You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:
  • Work Experience
  • Health and Safety
  • Estate Skills
  • Land Based Machinery operations
  • Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Countryside Recreation
  • Environmental Interpretation
  • Grassland Management
  • River Fishery Creation
  • Heathland management
  • Freshwater and Wetland Management
  • Ecological Concepts and application
  • Woodland Habitat management
  • Farm Habitat Management
  • Archaeology
  • Coastal Management
  • Greenwood Crafts
  • Environmental Processes
  • Specialist Project

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements


  • You'll need to have achieved 4 GCSEs between Grade A-C (new grades 9-4) including English, Maths and a Science
  • Successful completion of a related Level 2 qualification
  • Mature students without the above requirements will be considered 

Your next steps...

Following satisfactory completion of the programme, students may progress on to the Foundation Degree in Countryside Management or work in a countryside related organisation.

  • Employment as a ranger or estates officer with one of the many wildlife charities such as RSPB, Wildlife Trust or with the National Trust.
  • Self-employed gardening, woodland management, greenwood products craftsman.
  • Self-employed interpretation facilitator taking clients on guided walks, species ID courses, and bushcraft.
  • Seasonal short-term contracts in habitat conservation.