Subject Information

Bridgwater & Taunton College is ideally situated for the student wanting to study Countryside Management. Somerset has some of the finest wildlife habitats in the country ranging from the coastal areas along the Severn Estuary, to the wetland areas of the Somerset Levels and Moors, to the high level areas of the Quantock and Mendip Hills, and Exmoor.

As the country becomes increasingly aware of the importance of the environment to the economy, tourism and local communities so the demand for highly-qualified and experienced people who understand the complex and varied needs of the environment becomes ever greater. The range of skill-sets is wide, from warden, ranger, gamekeeper, guide to specialist scientist and eco-tourism.

Higher education courses are on offer to suit both people looking for a career change into Countryside Management or for those just starting their career in this field.

More about our Facilities

Follow the links below to find more information on our excellent facilities and what it is like to study a land-based subject at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

What our students say

Countryside Management Student Keith Farmer

Keith Farmer

I have always had a love for the outdoors and decided after 13 years of being a mechanic to retrain for a career in countryside management. I have undertaken some great work experience thanks to the College’s industry links with the Wildlife Trust and RSPB which have provided me with valuable knowledge and experience for my future career.”

Keith was a mechanic for 13 years but a real love of the outdoors encouraged him to return to learning and he has completed the Foundation Degree in Countryside Management.