Case Study: Mitchell White

Courses undertaken at The College of Animal Welfare

Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment

Mitchell White studied the Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment in 2022/2023.

Mitchell has shared some of his experiences about his time on the course:

What did you learn on this course?

During this course the knowledge gained has been very beneficial, this varies from tasks like woodland management and surveying. For example, a couple of our chestnut trees had sadly fallen down on the farm, using my knowledge gained from this course I was able to safely survey these trees to make sure there was no harm to wildlife in the process of removing them off of a crop. The help and advice my tutor has given me, also gave me inspiration and ideas to research information both on the VLE and online, to better my own knowledge.

A great skill I have kept with me from this course is learning to be independent during tasks carried out. Along with everything I have learnt, this course has also helped me build confidence with interviews, whether that is to pursue a career in being a park ranger or a career in agriculture. My tutor’s advice and encouragement really helped me move forwards, especially when I found myself stalling late in the course, my tutor helped me to re-think my approach and catch up again.

What did you enjoy most about this course?

I have to say, during this course I had most fun doing my surveys. When I started this course, I had very little knowledge on surveying or different habitat types. Using the resources on the VLE I was able to have a much better understanding of how surveys are performed. With lots of practice and fun trips out to different habitats and revision I was able to use many different techniques on these surveys.

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