What do I need to join?

3 GCSEs at grade A*-D/9-3 OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in maths or English. You will also need enthusiasm for the subject/area, commitment to study and a proven interest in vocational area environmental/science/conservation/geography.

General Information

This course is designed as an introduction to those who are interested in environmental conservation. Learners can be a part of a team helping to ensure British flora and fauna is able to flourish alongside an ever increasing human population.

This course will explore the valuable areas outside and within the urban and industrial areas in sites around Lancashire and Cumbria, in particular Canal tow paths and verges.

The Morecambe Bay area will be used as a case study for coastal zone management techniques for hard and soft engineering defences. This gives learners an exciting opportunity to fully exploit the location of Lancaster & Morecambe College within Morecambe Bay and the close proximity to Arnside and Silverdale AONB coastline, and reed beds.

We will provide learners with the basic principles of boundary habitat conservation in theory and practice: Part of this course will be based off site at High Hampsfield Farm at Lindale Fell.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for school leavers who would like a career or further study with bodies and related fields such as: Forestry Commission, Butterfly Conservation, Wildlife Trusts, Rivers authorities, Field Studies Council, Natural England, National Trust, or Countryside Wardens, Wildlife Conservation, Town Country Planning, Countryside Wardens, Ecology, Research, Traditional crafts.
Or who are progressing from Level one related subjects e.g. Animal Care, Construction, Geography, Geology, Sciences.

Contact Details

Elisabeth Smith 01524 521397 or Victoria Bond 01524 521298.

Course Information Sheet

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