Countryside: Course Information

The following information will provide guidance to the course equipment and books that may be needed. This will be discussed further during the induction week and the first few weeks of the course.

Equipment Required

  • A pair of overalls for machinery operations (branded Bicton overalls are available to order on enrolment day)
  • Steel-toe-capped boots
  • Leggings and waterproofs
  • Scientific calculator
  • Stationery (A4 lined pad, pens, pencils, lever arch files with dividers)
  • 1 Bicton polo shirt for promotional events, available to order on enrolment day.
  • Gloves
  • Clipboard
  • Steel toe-capped wellington boots (optional)

Recommended Reading

Copies of these texts will be available in the Learning Resource Centre. You may purchase your own copy if you wish, but it is not essential.

  • Carr, S., Nell, M. (1991) Practical Conservation. Boundary Habitats. UK: OU
  • Chapman, J.L and Reiss, M.J, (2001) Ecology: Principles and Applications 2nd Edition. Cambridge
  • Hart, C. (1994) Practical Forestry for the agent and surveyor. Alan Sutton
  • Furniss, P and Lane, A. (1992) Practical Conservation Water and Wetlands. Hodder and Stoughton
  • BTCV Practical Handbooks
  • Sutherland, William. Managing Habitats for Conservation
  • Oliver Rackham. The History of One Countryside
  • Collins Guides. Trees, Birds, Flowers

To order your clothing online from our supplier PVM, please click the below link and use the Uniform Code and Password supplied.


Uniform Code: CountrySide

Password: CountrySide

TCCG Group Colleges

Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BY Telephone: 01395 562300 Email: