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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

The importance of our environment is of growing concern internationally.

We are becoming more environmentally aware as a society.  Inspired by TV personalities like Sir David Attenborough and activists including Greta Thunberg, we have begun taking steps in recent years to reduce our single use plastics, cutting down on meat consumption, calling for government to take further action.

"I've learnt that no one is too small to make a difference." Greta Thunberg

If these differences have inspired you to want to follow a career path that will have a positive impact, you should study Environmental Science.

 

You can be a part of the future planning and management of your World.

By studying on our Environmental Science course, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career that will have a direct impact on the future of our planet in a range of different disciplines.  

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements - Grade 4 (C) in English, Grade 4 (C) mathematics and Grade 4 (C) in Science

 

Qualifications

BTEC Extended Diploma Applied Science Environmental Science 

What you'll learn (core modules)

Course Content & Assessment Method (E = exam, C = coursework)

Science Fundamentals

E

Laboratory Techniques

E

Scientific Research Techniques

E

Scientific Analysis and Reporting

E

Global Scientific Information

E

Control of Hazards in the lab

C

Environmental Surveying

C

Environmental Management

C

Conservation of Biodiversity

C

Waste Management

C

Sustainability and Renewable Energy

C

Conditions for Life on Earth

C

Microbiology

C

Crop Production and Soil Science

C

Environmental Management Project

C

 

Benefits, skills and character strengths

You can be a part of the future planning and management of your World.
By studying on our Environmental Science course, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career that will have a direct impact on the future of our planet in a range of different disciplines.  
Between 2020 and 2027, there is a 5.1% expected growth in Environment professional roles along with 39.9% of the current workforce expected to retire in the same time period. This equates to an approximation of 16,800 new roles within the field

 

How will I be assessed?

The course is a combination of internal assessments and external examinations 

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

State of the art Science Laboratories, off campus data collection area.

Where will the course take me?

Further Study - Subject to successful interview and completion of this course, you may progress to further levels of study within Science in the college, apprenticeship, university or employment. 

Environmental consultant

Nature Conservation Officer

Sustainability Consultant

Waste Management Officer

Environmental Education Officer

Soil Scientist

Water Quality Scientist

Renewable Energy Consultant

Town Planner


I'm interested. What should I do now?

Come to an Open event and make and online application 

Days & times

Starting September 2023


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