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Countryside Worker

Level 2

Course code: J20P114
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 12-15 months
Subject area: Agriculture,Apprenticeships
Location: HLNSC - County Training
No fee information available

About the course

Countryside workers take care of the environment, national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. An apprentice countryside worker will gain useful skills and knowledge that will allow them to succeed in a number of different roles, including conservation, land management, construction or maintenance of access ways and undertaking surveys.

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships.

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 can progress to Countryside Ranger Apprenticeship Standard Level 4

Key facts

Countryside Workers carry out specific environmental and conservation tasks and they will also be clear about how practical conservation work interacts with the productive and recreational use of the countryside, including allied farming (livestock and crop production) and sporting activities (most commonly fishing and shooting) and how these relate to countryside management practices. For example, a Countryside Worker would know that work on paths on upland farms should avoid lambing season and that work on grouse habitat should be done in the winter.

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 an Online Test, Practical Skills Assessment 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 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or Level 1 for a Level 2 Apprenticeship) 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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