If you own a woodland, work in one or simply enjoy woodlands, this course will show you the correct management techniques to use.
You will learn how to improve this vital habitat for the plants and animals that make it their home. You will also explore both theory and practical tasks to ensure your woodland remains sustainable and high in biodiversity.
This is a mainly practical course. No formal qualifications are needed.
This is a six-hour course, running from 9.15am until 4.15pm, with 30 minutes for lunch. One hour is spent on classroom-based sessions, then four and a half hours are spent putting the theory into practice. No refreshments are provided.
There is no formal assessment.
You need pen and paper, steel toe-capped boots and overalls. All other PPE will be provided.
Why not attend our ‘Make a Reindeer for Christmas’ course and use the material you have produced on the Woodland Management course?
For Graeme Turner, Derby College provided the ideal preparation for his job as a ranger at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.
The wide-ranging content of the BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management stood him in good stead for a role where every day is different and involves duties from showing visitors around and running events to looking after livestock and liaising with contractors.
Graeme praises the “friendly and approachable” lecturers and the chance to bounce ideas off his fellow learners, whose ages ranged from 16 to 38.
He went on to gain a degree in Travel and Tourism with Countryside Management but says he would not have secured his current role without the experience he gained at College.
Derby College gave me the qualifications to pursue a career as a ranger and ultimately secure a degree which led to further career advancement. The course helped me learn how to handle responsibility, share my ideas and work well with others.