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Countryside Ranger

Level 4

Course code: J20P118
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 26-29 months
Subject area: Countryside & smallholder,Horticulture
Location: HLNSC - County Training
No fee information available

About the course

This occupation is found in organisations that are responsible for managing the countryside, natural environment, community engagement and public access. These cover significant amounts of our country. 25% of England is covered by National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), and more than 350,000 hectares is managed by organisations such as National Trust, Natural England, Wildlife Trusts and RSPB.

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships.

• Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.

• Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers and (or) the following, employer approved training course: Lantra Certificate of competence in the use of Brushcutters and Trimmer.

Why choose us

HLNSC County Training have industry-qualified assessors and tutors with substantial experience in this subject area, we have achieved significant success in end point assessments and have also established excellent relationships with a range of employers across the region

What you could do next

  • Apprentices could move into more senior roles within their employer

Key facts

A Countryside Ranger is a frontline representative of their organisation and they are expected to display their organisation’s values and behaviours, actively engage with the public and respond to customer queries in a positive manner. They will be responsible for managing and complying with health, safety and wellbeing legislation, as well as countryside legislation, organisations policies and procedures and implementing environmental good practice.

Assessment methods

  • The programme is delivered entirely through workplace skills assessment.

  • At the completion of all on programme learning all apprentices will complete and End Point Assessment and for this standard that will involve a Multiple-Choice Test, Practical Skills Assessment with Questions and a Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence.

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment on or prior to starting the apprenticeship training programme.

  • An appropriate level of maths and English (assessed prior to apprenticeship start)

  • Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

  • We can support you to achieve the desired level of maths and English, through functional skills taught sessions which are mandatory to attend as part of your programme (you cannot achieve your apprenticeship without the required level of maths and English).

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