Training and qualifications
Level 2 and Level 3 Environmental Conservation Diploma
As part of the Apprentice Ranger Scheme you must complete:
- the Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Environmental Conservation consisting of Twelve units
- a Level 2 Award in Business Management for the Land–Based and Environmental Sector
This is a vocational qualification which will give you the basic practical skills and knowledge to work in countryside management.
The qualification is completed over 12 or 24 months and is a mostly work-based qualification. It is achieved by completing practical tasks in the workplace while being observed by your manager. You will be trained and given practical hands-on experience will be given before you are observed. Your knowledge will also be assessed through written or oral questions.
You will build a portfolio of the work you have achieved over the past 12 or 24 months. It will use your work place assessments, knowledge of answers. It will mostly be completed in the workplace but you will need to do some in your own time. Once submitted you will get the Diploma certificate.
You will also complete 2 functional skills which are a requirement of the scheme - Maths and English (level one).
In addition to the required training and any workplace training, you will have training in a number of other areas. This will be both accredited training programmes and informal training delivered by us or Kingston Maurward College. These include: