Countryside & EnvironmentCountryside & Environment

As a Countryside & Environment student, you will explore the ecologically valuable areas outside and within the urban and industrial areas in sites around Lancashire and Cumbria. The Morecambe Bay area will be used as a case study for coastal zone management techniques for hard and soft engineering defences. You will have the exciting opportunity to fully exploit the coastal location of Lancaster & Morecambe College and the close proximity to important conservation areas such as Morecambe Bay, Arnside and Silverdale, and Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. We will provide you with the basic principles of boundary habitat conservation in theory and practice: Part of this unit will be based off site at High Hampsfield Farm at Lindale Fell making a real difference to a nationally renowned limestone habitat, ensuring the sustainable existence of small scale farming and wildlife.

Victoria Bond, Head of Countryside & Environment

Students could go onto level 3 courses in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Conservation, Geology, Countryside Management and Geography. Related higher level and degree courses on offer are at University of Cumbria, Myerscough College, Newton Rigg College and various apprenticeships opportunities could be an option with bodies such as Forestry Commission, The Wildlife Trusts, National Trust and Lake District National Park. Progression could ultimately lead to work with local council planning teams, RSPB, National Trust, United Utilities, Environment Agency, The Wildlife Trusts, or conservation and ecology bodies.


Your future career could be..

Groundsperson   £17,000 - £48,000
Countryside Officer   £18,000 - £50,000
Forest Officer       £19,000 - £35,000
Ecologist   £19,000 - £45,000
Tree Surgeon   £16,000 - £30,000
Arboricultural Officer   £22,000 - £35,000


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