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Diploma in Environmental and Land-Based Studies (Higher)

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  • Entry requirements
    Who is this course for? Young people aged 16-18. What do I need to get on the course? # 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (one of which must be English), or # BTEC introductory Diploma with merit or distinction.
  • Academic Title
    Higher Diploma in Environmental and Land-Based Studies
  • Course description
    What is this course about?

    Are you fascinated by the natural world and the environment? This new course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to help deal with the big environmental challenges of the future. You will have an opportunity to work with prestigious organisations such as London Zoo, The Royal Geographical Society and King`s College University of London. In the UK the environmental and land-based sector is worth £8.9 billion and employs 720,000 people.

    You will learn about vitally important issues such as global warming and gain practical skills working on real nature conservation projects. You will grow food, care for animals and produce renewable energy. There will be plenty of work experience activities to get involved in, ranging from big city projects like the Kings Cross development to helping vets care for new-born lambs.

    What will I study?
    You will find out about plant and animal care and you will gain plenty of practical experience. You will learn about energy, environmental monitoring and sustainable development. You will find out about different jobs in the industry and work on a real nature conservation project, and design your own research project.

    What can I do after the course?
    This course is equivalent to seven GCSEs at grades A*-C. On successful completion, you can progress on to higher education. Alternatively, you could choose to enter employment

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