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Countryside Conservation and Environmental Management

The environmental sector is at the spearhead of ensuring the effective and sustainable management of the planet we all share. Only by understanding the ecosystems in which we live can we hope to protect them for future generations.

Many jobs in this sector involve working in some of the most iconic and beautiful places in the country, jobs can be outside in all weather and also partly desk based. Basic Rangers salaries can be over £20,000 with consultants earning double this amount.

The wide variety of jobs on offer is often underestimated and can range from working in a country park, environmental protection or even advising government ministers.

Rodbaston Estate

An amazing variety of habitats and ecosystems to learn in.


Great range of hand tools and machinery to work with.


The regional jobs market is expanding within this sector.


Employment in our idyllic British countryside and beyond!

Key information

As well as achieving a nationally recognised technical qualification in land and wildlife management you will also have the opportunity to achieve qualifications in English and maths.

Training takes place on our Rodbaston College estate and is further supplemented by close links with regional industry experts.

You will be taught through a combination of classroom and practical activities that replicate the skills and knowledge required by modern industry. As part of this course you will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours industry experience, a vital part of further developing employability prospects.

You can become a

  • Countryside Ranger
  • Estate Warden
  • Ecologist
  • Consultant
  • Government Advisor
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Campaigner
  • Self Employed
  • Education Assistant
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator

Take the next step with a career in Countryside Conservation & Environmental Management

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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