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Environmental Conservation NPTC Level 2 Diploma

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    For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

This course will offer you a great opportunity to train with experienced professionals in the workplace and it will provide you with the skills and knowledge required by employers in the conservation and environment industry. You will be able to choose a pathway that will suit your skills, including environmental conservation or access and recreation.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need two GCSEs at grade A*-D and be employed full-time in a relevant job role. There are also qualifications and courses that will help you understand the sector prior to starting, such as a Level 1 Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills, or a Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Environmental Conservation. It would also be beneficial if you have previous voluntary or working experience within the environmental conservation industry.

Course content

This Apprenticeship will consist of:

  • A competence-based element, where you will study to achieve a Work-based Environmental Conservation Level 2 Diploma
  • Knowledge-based multiple choice tests, which are based on three units from the Diploma

To achieve the Work-based Environmental Conservation Level 2 Diploma you must achieve a minimum of 37 credits.

A range of units are available to study during the course, which may include:

  • Establishing plants or seeds in soil
  • Plant nomenclature, terminology and identification
  • Preparing ground for seeding and planting
  • Hedge laying
  • Hedgerow planting
  • Environmental conservation
  • Access and recreation

Assessment methods

Your knowledge of the core units within the main qualification will be assessed and developed by completing a portfolio of work.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress into employment in the industry, or onto more advanced courses in a relevant subject.

Course Information & How to Apply

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
Up to 18 months Flexible Various Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Shuttleworth College B1292

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If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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