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Countryside and Wildlife Conservation


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

If you’re looking for a career in countryside management, Canterbury College has a qualification for you.

Students will study at both Canterbury College main site and our specialist land-based campus at Spring Lane. Further to the learning that takes place both in and out of the classroom, our experienced tutors will guide learners to explore many different locations across Kent with regular field trips and practical experiences, giving opportunity for theory to be put into practice. 


As a student at the Canterbury College New Dover Road site, you will be part of a buzzing campus within walking distance of Canterbury's city centre which prepares you for progression into work or university.  

Canterbury College Spring Lane is a specialist land-based campus with wide-ranging facilities including a large animal management centre with over 200 species, a heated and fully-furnished glasshouse, various polytunnels, a mature orchard, many wildlife areas and ponds, a student common room, football pitch and well-established Learning resource centre. The land surrounding the teaching buildings at Spring Lane offer a fantastic opportunity for learners to develop practical conservation skills in a safe and secure environment. 

Learners wishing to study animal and land-based courses can develop the knowledge and skills employers look for while on industry placements made available through our fantastic links with local employers. 

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Conservation professionals

Annual pay
£15,080 - £47,320

Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 31% over the period to 2027, adding 3,797 jobs. In the same period, 50% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 6,093 job openings.

Role description

Conservation professionals are responsible for ensuring that landscapes, habitats and species are protected and enhanced via appropriate management and conservation. They promote public understanding and awareness of the natural environment and help to develop and implement appropriate policies to achieve these objectives.

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What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111