Countryside and Environment
Is this career for you?
Working in the countryside gives you the chance to turn your passion or hobby into a rewarding career; by maintaining and managing areas of land whilst improving the habitats of our wildlife.
In an ever changing eco-system, the industry is thriving with more and more people taking a keen interest in the environment. There is no doubt the work can be strenuous, but also very rewarding with high job satisfaction.
If you have a passion for the outdoors, are looking to develop specialist skills and have a highly rewarding career ahead, then this is the industry for you!
What does it involve?
Working within the environment and responsibly managing land is one of the biggest challenges we currently face. With an ever increasing demand for the use of rural space and provision of renewable energy, it is now more important than ever that the land and our wildlife are managed and protected.
Depending on your job role, tasks you may undertake include:
- River management
- Monitoring animal populations
- Responsibly managing land in a sustainable way
- Researching and conducting ecological surveys
You will need to be prepared to work outside in all weather conditions.
Qualifications and Training
We offer a unique opportunity to study in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fenland, one of the most distinctive landscapes in the UK. It is an ideal place to study conservation issues that this habitat faces as well as enabling exclusive work placements to build your practical experience as well as classroom-based teaching.
We currently offer the following City & Guilds accredited courses:
Career & Progression
The majority of students who successfully complete the Level 2 Diploma usually stay with us to complete the Level 3 programme.
Employers highly value the combination of theory and hands-on experience; which is why our courses blend practical experience with theoretical aspects taught online, to ensure your qualification reflects the industry demands.
By gaining a qualification it will prepare you for employment, such as, a countryside ranger, conservation officer or a park ranger in organisations, such as:
- Wildlife parks
- Country parks
- Nature reserves
- Local authorities
You can further your education by completing a degree or moving into education by teaching others, consulting or even moving into academic research. The variety of opportunities available ensures you will have a life-long career that enables you to specialise in your chosen sector.