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Merrist Wood Diploma in Practical Habitat Management

Course overview

The modules in this course cover all the practical skills and underpinning knowledge that you will need to undertake the Merrist Wood Diploma in Practical Habitat. This qualification is designed to satisfy that yearning to learn about the countryside and the practical management needed to support the wildlife, along with the history and the traditional skills that sustain and conserve the habitats within it.

The modules cover all the practical skills and underpinning knowledge that you will need to undertake the Merrist Wood Diploma in ‘Practical Habitat Management’ which is designed to satisfy that yearning to learn about the countryside and the practical management needed to support the wildlife, the history and the traditional skills that sustain and conserve the habitats within it.

You will cover:

Coppicing, pollarding, hedge planting, hedgelaying, greenwood craft making, traditional tools, charcoal burning, post and rail fencing, strainer assembly and stocknet fencing, gate and stile assembly, dry stone random walling, retaining wall building, ditch, wetlands and pond management, woodland management, heathland management, conservation livestock welfare tasks, lambing and lamb welfare, grazing and grasslands, habitats surveying and recording, species identification, wildlife ecology, history and traditional management of habitats, rights of way, mensuration, silviculture, management planning, grant aid, veteran and ancient trees, tree hazard assessment, project management, leading groups of volunteers, health and safety risk assessing, interview presentations, public event planning, visits and guest speakers.

More information is available. Please contact Brian Rogers brogers@activatelearning.ac.uk or Graham Manser graham.manser@activatelearning.ac.uk

This is a practical course, with attendance one day a week for 30 weeks.

No exams are involved and coursework is continually assessed and internally verified.

NPTC awards are available to book separately. Information for these awards can be found on the NPTC website.

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