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Countryside and Environment (including Forestry) Level 2

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Glynllifon
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Course Length:

    1 year

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Countryside and Environment (including Forestry) Level 2

Full-time (Further Education)

Glynllifon

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Would you like a career in forestry or countryside and environment management? Could you benefit from a practical and vocational Level 2 course?

This course is designed for students who have limited knowledge of the industry, and want to learn more about a range of topics and environmental issues. It prepares you to start your career, or to progress onto vocational qualifications at an advanced level.

The course is suitable for students progressing from a relevant Level 1 course, from GCSEs, or from prior experience. It is focused on practical work and hands-on experience, with classroom sessions to help build your knowledge. You will benefit from the excellent facilities of our Glynllifon campus and the expertise of our staff.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical work, with some classroom work to develop understanding
  • The Glynllifon site is 750 acres of farm and woodlands, with specialist and well-equipped forestry resources, allowing your studies to be carried out in a realistic setting.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.

Assessment

The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical assessment for most units
  • Written assignments to show your understanding

Progression

Successful completion of the course will give you a range of options. You could progress onto a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Countryside Management (including Forestry) Level 3
  • Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 in Environmental Conservation

You could also proceed into an Apprenticeship or into employment.

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 2

Programme Area:

  • Forestry & Countryside Management

Bilingual:

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Glynllifon

Forestry & Countryside Management

Glynllifon learners cutting trees with chainsaw