This scheme trains young people in skills essential in managing somewhere as special as the Lake District National Park. It was set up to fill an identified gap in the rural and heritage skills sector.
The project is currently funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and since 2012 we have been able to;
The project aims to train the next generation of responsible land managers with a focus on rural and heritage skills. This is through a combination of experience in the field and training in nationally recognised qualifications.
The project provides a blend of experience and knowledge for those looking to enter the sector. Most apprentices start at Level 2 to hone their practical skills before potentially progressing to Level 3. The level 3 apprentices will in turn supervise and train a team of 30 volunteers in countryside management and develop their skills in managing and delivering practical projects across the Park.
Alongside training apprentices we also offer a volunteer training programme for those wishing to gain experience, Click for more details
Gaining experience through familiarity is critical to increase competency in the field. Core areas include:
Apprentices attend Newton Rigg college one day a week for a Work Based Diploma (WBD) in Environmental Conservation. They also receive training to achieve nationally recognised qualifications in:
Key partners support the scheme. They provide specialist knowledge and skills in return for labour by the team:
Any future vacancies will be advertised here.
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