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Environmental and Land-based

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National Careers Service

You can use this site to find out about all the jobs in this sector in more detail.

The official government site about all the different diplomas.

This site has a link to all sector skills councils.

Further information can be found on Lantra’s careers website However if you have a question you cannot find the answer to then further support and information can be provided through the Lantra Connect Service:

Tel: 0845 707 8007 or e-mail


Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS):

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra):

Environment Agency:

Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme (FACTS):

Landex. Website:

National Farmers' Union (NFU:

National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (NFYFC. Website:

Society for the Environment (SocEnv):

Soil Association:


Horticultural Trades Association (HTA:

Institute of Horticulture (IoH):

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS):


British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV):

Countryside Management Association (CMA):

Field Studies Council (FSC):

The British Ecological Society (BES):

The Environment Council:

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM):

The Lemur Project, Herefordshire Nature Trust:

The National Trust:

Natural England:

The Woodland Trust:

The Wildlife Trusts:


British Trout Association

Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM):

Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation:

Gardening and Greenkeeping

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA):

Greenkeepers' Training Committee (GTC):


GROW Your Own Career in Horticulture:

Horticultural Trades Association (HTA):

Institute of Groundsmanship:

The Institute of Horticulture:

Local Government Talent. Websites: and

Professional Gardeners' Guild. Website:

The Royal Horticultural Society:


Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS):

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT):

British Dressage:

British Equestrian Federation:

British Grooms Association (BGA):

British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust and

British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA):

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra):


Institute of Animal Technology (IAT):

National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP):

Royal Veterinary College (RVC):

Pet Care Trust:


Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS):


The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI):

The British Horse Society (BHS):

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP):

The College of Animal Physiotherapy:

The International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT):

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Environment, Plants and Animals
Job Sector Factsheet, updated December 2011