Introduction to Habitat and Wildlife Management

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This course will provide you with the opportunity to understand and investigate the causes and consequences of current environmental issues such as species extinction, climate change, global warming and deforestation. You will then focus on learning about the practices that will help create a sustainable future for our planet. This new course is designed to provide an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge required for a career in environmental science and conservation, with a focus on wildlife, habitat management and sustainability.

This course is run in partnership with Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Natural Reserve in Glasgow.

Future careers opportunities include Countryside Ranger, Countryside Officer, Forestry Officer, Environmental consultant, Conservation officer, Ecologist and Zoologist.

Please note that this course is subject to approval.


This course is for anyone who would like to start a career in environmental science. You should have an interest in wildlife and conservation, environmental science and sustainability.

Entry requirements:

  • Minimum of three National 4 qualifications (preferably in English and Maths), and at least one of Environmental Science or Biology.
  • Alternatively, have successfully completed the Pathways to Animal Biology and Science or other equivalent science course at level 4.

Completion of a detailed Personal Statement is a requirement for interview.


On this course, you will study a number of topics including:

  • Environmental Science
  • Practical Habitat Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Biodiversity
  • First aid
  • Numeracy
  • Communication
  • Work placement in a Natural Reserve

You will also get the opportunity to gain the John Muir Award as part of your course.


Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: