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Short Course Details

Introduction to British Wildlife - 2018:19

Location:  Merrist Wood College
Course Code:  OC02CP1A314P
Year:  2018:19
Duration:  4 Weeks
Attendance:  Thursdays 18.00-21.00 for 4 weeks
FT/PT:  Part-Time 
Level: X
Fund Type: C: No fee remission available on this course
Tuition Fees: £ 150
Exam Fees: £ 0
06/06/2019Places Available
Subject Area

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Content / Overview

This 4 week short course will give you a chance to explore the different habitats found in the Surrey countryside. The course will focus on one habitat each week and look at its historical development, key species and management. There will be opportunities to develop surveying and identification skills. The course is suitable for any one in an interest in conservation or someone considering a career change.

Why Study Here 

Practical work is carried out both on our extensive 280 hectare estate, with its woodlands, wetland features, grasslands etc, giving a wide range of realistic working situations. Our well-equipped workshops and wide range of machinery allow our skilled staff to provide the very best tuition.

Suitable For 

This short course is suitable for anyone with an interest in finding out more about British wildlife.

Application Method 

Apply direct – no interview necessary

Entry Requirements 


Delivery Method 

The course will be a mixture of classroom and field work.



Further Study 

You could progress to other short courses

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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