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Countryside Worker (ST0408) Level 2 Apprenticeship

Students working in the countryside.


Countryside Worker (ST0408) Level 2 Apprenticeship

Countryside Workers carry out specific environmental and conservation tasks and they will also be clear about how practical conservation work interacts with the productive and recreational use of the countryside, including allied farming (livestock and crop production) and sporting activities (most commonly fishing and shooting) and how these relate to countryside management practices.


College attendance

Weekly attendance Monday.

Course content

As part of this apprenticeship you will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours linked to key themes of teaching:

  • Health & Safety
  • Communication
  • Operating and maintaining machinery
  • Identification and nomenclature of common Flora and fauna
  • Vegetation control
  • Survey and mark out site for features
  • Construct and/or maintain site furniture
  • Managing habitats
  • Boundary construction and repair
  • Problem solving
  • Shadow and support colleagues

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Entry requirements


Grade 4 maths and English.

What training is required in the workplace?
  • 20% off the job
  • Workplace mentor
  • Work in a variety of locations
  • First Aid
  • Map reading
Further study and career options

Course progression:

Level 3 countryside worker.

Career progression:

Countryside warden/ ranger.

Additional information

No additional costs.


Shuttleworth College.

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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Type: Apprenticeships
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.