Countryside Management for Armed Forces Veterans

About the course

Please apply for this course using the following link:

https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/media/5245/aeb-criteria-application-form.pdf

Course Overview

This course is ideal for anyone who is looking at developing their knowledge of countryside management … mental and physical well-being, healthy lifestyles, understanding stress, as well as the concept of managing risk, thus enabling learners to make positive and informed choices in their lives.

Myerscough College is proud to be an Armed Forces friendly organisation, having signed the Armed Forces Covenant to recognise and value the diverse skills, qualities, competencies and experiences that all members of the Armed Forces Community can bring to the work place.

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme other than an interest in the subject area

What will the course involve?

Countryside and Environment:

During the 3 week programme, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in the countryside - from managing an estate as a gamekeeper to monitoring animal populations to keeping a river healthy for fishing. You will gain practical experience that will give you an edge in the world of work.

How long will I be learning?

Location: Preston

Course Length: 3 Weeks

· Monday 1-5pm

· Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm

· Friday 9am to 1pm

Start Date - tbc

What equipment will I need?

Steel toe-capped boots or wellington boots

Protective overalls/waterproof clothing

What can I expect to learn from this course?

During this 3 week programme, you will achieve the following:

· Level 2 Certificate in Countryside and Environment

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Countryside Studies

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a sound knowledge of management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

Many job opportunities exist within the conservation, gamekeeping and commercial sectors, and as part of your progamme you will have the opportunity to develop countryside craft skills such as hedgelaying and drystone walling, useful for a range of future careers.