ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Duration: 34 weeks
Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 09-03-20

Ideal for those hoping to progress into a range of environmental roles but not currently holding the required Level 3 qualification needed for degree entry, this one year, full-time programme will equip you with both the academic skills and environmental knowledge needed to progress onto both higher level study and into related positions of employment, upon successful completion.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will study a total of 60 credits, comprising of 45 graded and 15 ungraded credits in a range of Environmental Science, Chemistry and Statistical and Mathematical Methods. You will also study a range of academic writing, examination and study techniques, as you prepare for study at degree level.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught through a range of practical, hands-on sessions in both the purpose built laboratories and out on relevant field trips. You will also benefit from traditional classroom based study, where you will learn the underpinning knowledge and theory needed for success on a range of relevant degree programmes.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment methods will vary from module to module, but typical methods employed include: coursework, seen exams, unseen, timed exams and group work.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Upon successful of the Access to Higher Education – Environmental Science course, you may wish to progress onto an undergraduate degree programme in a related area. This may include environmental science, ecology or marine biology. You should check the entry criteria for your chosen course and university before making any application.

Alternatively, those looking to progress directly into employment may find the course affords opportunities in a range of indoor and outdoor roles, in an array of areas from costal work to sound pollution and environmental checks.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Field trips form an essential part of this one year programme and you will be required to attend a range of trips throughout the academic year. These may incur additional costs and may run at times that extend beyond the normal college day. You are also required to purchase the required safety equipment needed to safely undertake the practical activities associated with the course.

This course will only run with a minimum of 10 people.

There are no additional costs but learners may choose to buy their own textbooks.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Level 2 in Maths and English.

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