Community Learning – Countryside Estate Skills

Course overview

This course will introduce learners to countryside estate skills and allow you to practice in the field. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge to carry out countryside estate work.
This is one of our Community Learning courses.
Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults. Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives. You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:
  • employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319 or
  • unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
  • have a social or emotional difficulty, or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing
For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Learning Page


You will learn the use of different tools used in countryside management as well as gaining an understanding of woodland management.    
You will gain extensive work experience out on the estate, skills that is often required by employers in the land-based industries today.
You will have the opportunity to use existing countryside skills that you may have already gained and/or develop new skills within countryside and estate management.     

The course is entirely practical-based out in the field.

For this course, you will need:
  • A willingness to get close to the natural world 
  • A desire to learn new skills and gain knowledge in countryside management practices
  • Steel toe capped boots (A MUST)
  • Gardening/landscaping gloves
  • Wet weather clothing for rainy days
  • Sun cream and a hat for sunny days
  • Pen and paper to take notes, if you so wish 
This course can be used to supplement a change to a countryside/conservation career.  The course can also lead to further learning, including:
  • Practical Habitat Management Course
  • Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife and Conservation
  • Conservation of British Habitats

Please feel free to bring your own packed lunch/snacks/drinks. There are on-site catering facilities also.
There is free student parking.

Course Has Started Enquire Below
  • Flexible start - 25 June 2024
  • 13:30 - 16:30
  • Tuesday
  • 1 Day
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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