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Conservation Studies – Countryside

Learn about the British countryside – and the modern challenges it faces

This introductory course aims to give you a solid understanding of the conservation and ecology of the British countryside and environment. You will study different habitats and their management – from woodlands and wetlands to hedgerows and heathlands – and learn about ecological principles, historical background and relevant legislation. You will also explore how we can maintain the balance between protecting endangered habitats with opening up the countryside to access by the public and the demands of agriculture and urban development. As well as being rewarding for leisure learners (who could go on to volunteer for charities), this course could also provide some of the underpinning knowledge required by those working in practical land-based conservation or related employment, and general land-based work for employers like charities, wildlife trusts and councils.

  • An introductory, broad-based course that should appeal to anyone with an interest in the conservation and improvement of our habitats and countryside
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for both amateurs and professionals
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by conservation experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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