Who is the course for?
The programme is designed to give students a detailed understanding of factors that form the foundation of environmental management, by investigating the dynamics of individual species and whole habitats. The course will also develop the ability to design, plan and carry out ecological surveys of communities and give an understanding of the behaviour and relationships these reveal. This could lead to careers in countryside management, ecology and environmental management.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
Level 3 qualification in a related subject equivalent to a minimum of 48 UCAS points. GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grades A* to C or 9 to 4, or Level 2 equivalent qualifications are required. Mature students with relevant industry experience are also welcome to apply.
***PLEASE NOTE Applications should be made Via the UCAS site at https://www.ucas.com/***
What will I study on the course?
- Personal Development and Planning
- Research and Study Skills for Land-Based Industry
- Principles of Plant and Soil Science
- Practical Skills in Land-Based Industry
- Habitat Management 1
- Numeracy Skills and Quantitative Methods for Land-Based Industry
- Employability Skills
- Green Space Management and Land Use Management
- Habitat Management 2
- Ecological Sampling
- Investigative Project
- Scientific Methodology and Experimental Design
- Plant Conservation and Collection
- Environmental Education and Interpretation in the Land-Based Sector
- Principles of Land-Based Enterprise Management
- Industrial Experience
- Geographic Information Systems
- Project Management
- Environmental Management and Sustainability
How is the course organised
Validated by: Newcastle University
Duration 2 years full time (Sept-June)
£7000 fees for 18/19
Students are advised they may incur extra costs for additional books, journal subscriptions and resources. If the printing allocation is exceeded then you may need to purchase additional credits. Students are responsible for transport costs and this includes field trips. You will also need to ensure that you have suitable clothing for outdoor working
How will my progress be assessed?
Progress will be assessed by a range of methods including presentations, portfolios, dissertation, exams, report writing and project work.
Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?
It may be possible to take up student membership of an appropriate professional organisation.
What final qualification will I get if I am successful?
A Foundation Degree (FdSc) Environmental Conservation Level 5
Progression on to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Conservation at the Kirkley Hall campus which is validated by the University of Cumbria. You could also seek employment in a range of managerial roles within environmental conservation, countryside management.
Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?
Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan. You may also qualify for a college bursary All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals for learners resident in houses where income is below £25000 annually.
For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I apply for this course?
You should apply for this course through UCAS and search either by course or for Northumberland College.
Please use this link to the UCAS website https://www.ucas.com/
The UCAS institution code for Northumberland College is N78.
Where can I get any further information about the course?
You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/