Career Qualifications in Wildlife and Conservation

Local people are being offered a FREE, nationally recognised qualification in Environmental & Heritage Conservation. Courtesy of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS), people of all ages, looking for a new career path or wanting to gain new skills and experience, can now take part in practical conservation training, for no cost at all!

A fantastic opportunity to take advantage of the health benefits of socialising and being outside, whilst learning at your own pace. The FREE courses available cover a variety of levels and completion times, from one day short courses in identifying freshwater invertebrates, through to longer courses lasting between six and nine months.

“We are really excited at the chance to be able to offer this great training opportunity free of charge. We are delighted to be able to offer local people the chance to gain a qualification which may help them find future employment in the conservation sector. Whether you are out of work or looking to change career, our training courses can give you that vital, practical and hands on experience that employers are looking for!” Simon Lowe, Training and Education Officer

Tame Valley Wetlands LPS courses available include:

City and Guilds

  • Level Two – Certificate in Work-Based Environmental Conservation.

Open College Network (OCN) West Midlands Region

  • Level One Award and Certificate in Environmental Conservation and Heritage
  • Level Two Award and Certificate in Environmental Conservation and Heritage

Want to find out more?

For more information on the training courses provided, please visit
Alternatively, please contact Simon Lowe, Training and Education Officer, by email or call 01675 470917 for more information.

These training courses are part of the Tame Valley Wetlands LPS, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme vision is 'to create a wetland landscape, rich in wildlife and accessible to all.'

The Tame Valley Wetlands is led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with over 20 organisations including charities, local groups, statutory bodies and councils.