Environmental Conservation – Foundation Apprenticeship

  • Duration: 2 years

  • Level 2 - Foundation Apprenticeship

This Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship offers high quality training to meet industry standards. The qualification has been designed by industry specialists for employers and this ensures that the training will equip you with the skills required in the workplace.

Our countryside is home to a variety of plants and animals, yet the pressures on their habitats are continually increasing. This course offers those interested in preserving our natural heritage an opportunity to continue their personal development whilst working in the conservation industry. Practical skills are learnt in the workplace supported by part-time attendance at college.

You will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. You will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.

The qualification is achieved through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training (at college) and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. On completion, you must be able to undertake the full range of duties, appropriate to your job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the Industry.

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Work Placed Diploma in Environmental Conservation
  • Essential Skills Qualification – Communication Level 1
  • Essential Skills Qualification – Application of Number Level 1

Note, if you can provide certificates as evidence of your GCSE Maths and English, showing you have achieved Grade G or above, then you will be exempt from undertaking the Essential Skills qualifications listed above.

This apprenticeship reflects the range of job roles within the sector and provides the technical and professional skills for specific roles in the sector.

These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Assessment will be made through coursework, assignments, work-based observations and work-based evidence.

There are no specific entry requirements to enter the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation, however, there are qualifications or experience which will help you understand the sector prior to starting, such as:

  • Level 1 Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills
  • Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Environmental Conservation
  • Voluntary experience within the environmental conservation industry
  • Have previously worked in, or are currently working within, the industry
  • GCSEs

Entry to this apprenticeship is subject to the discretion of the Training Provider. Learners who have completed the Welsh Baccalaureate may have completed units or short courses which will provide underpinning knowledge towards the Apprenticeship, and this will be assessed during an initial assessment allowing Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where appropriate. Progression opportunities onto the Environmental Conservation Foundation Apprenticeship also exist for adult learners who have experience within the environmental conservation industry or who are looking for a career change.

Note, you can only undertake this apprenticeship if you have been employed in your current job role for less than 6 months at time of enrolment if you are aged over 25.

Apprentices successfully completing the Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship can progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Our countryside is home to a variety of plants and animals, yet the pressures on their habitats are continually increasing. This course offers those interested in preserving our natural heritage an opportunity to continue their personal development whilst working in the conservation industry. Practical skills are learnt in the workplace supported by part-time attendance at college.

You will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. You will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.

The qualification is achieved through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training (at college) and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. On completion, you must be able to undertake the full range of duties, appropriate to your job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the Industry.

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Work Placed Diploma in Environmental Conservation
  • Essential Skills Qualification – Communication Level 1
  • Essential Skills Qualification – Application of Number Level 1

Note, if you can provide certificates as evidence of your GCSE Maths and English, showing you have achieved Grade G or above, then you will be exempt from undertaking the Essential Skills qualifications listed above.

This apprenticeship reflects the range of job roles within the sector and provides the technical and professional skills for specific roles in the sector.

These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Assessment will be made through coursework, assignments, work-based observations and work-based evidence.

There are no specific entry requirements to enter the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation, however, there are qualifications or experience which will help you understand the sector prior to starting, such as:

  • Level 1 Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills
  • Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Environmental Conservation
  • Voluntary experience within the environmental conservation industry
  • Have previously worked in, or are currently working within, the industry
  • GCSEs

Entry to this apprenticeship is subject to the discretion of the Training Provider. Learners who have completed the Welsh Baccalaureate may have completed units or short courses which will provide underpinning knowledge towards the Apprenticeship, and this will be assessed during an initial assessment allowing Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where appropriate. Progression opportunities onto the Environmental Conservation Foundation Apprenticeship also exist for adult learners who have experience within the environmental conservation industry or who are looking for a career change.

Note, you can only undertake this apprenticeship if you have been employed in your current job role for less than 6 months at time of enrolment if you are aged over 25.

Apprentices successfully completing the Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship can progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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