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Turn Your Passion for the Environment Into a Career

Are you interested in environmental issues? Would you like to contribute to a more sustainable future? Find out how you can gain the skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the world that we live in.

Here at Canterbury College, our landbased department offers a Level 3 BTEC diploma in Countryside Management, which can lead to an exciting range of career opportunities.

What is 'landbased studies'?

The term ‘landbased’ traditionally relates to farming and other industries connected to the land and environment. That includes nature conservation, horticulture, food production and forestry – a lot of things that you may be passionate about!

Why is it so important?

Landbased matters have become increasingly important in recent years, due to environmental issues becoming a priority to us and governments around the world. Because of this, land-based careers in the sector have become more diverse.

What careers will the course lead to?

The Landbased and Environment industry makes up 6% of all UK businesses and can lead to a wide range of careers in disciplines such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry, landscape management and many more.

Many roles now combine cutting edge science, engineering and IT with an understanding of the natural world and how it works. If you prefer to be creative, artistic and leisure sectors also require land-based skills, so you may find yourself working in the tourism and recreation industry, or even in landscape design.

How will the course increase my employability?

When you study countryside management you will have access to Spring Lane and Canterbury, our specialist landbased campuses with a wide range of facilities that you will need to complete industry-standard studies. The purpose-built site is home to a small team of experienced staff who come from a wide range of industry backgrounds.

The skills that you learn will give you the understanding, knowledge and practical experience needed to either gain employment in the environmental sustainability sector or go on to study a related qualification in higher education.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply for a Countryside Management course here.