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Starts:
2018/2019  
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Construction & Building Services 
UCAS Code:
D4A7 
Course Code:
CFHEV1A 
 
Entry Requirements
The course is open to students who have one of the following:
  • 48 UCAS points from a combination of A-Levels
  • BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject
  • Applied Science with good grades

Prospective students must have GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in Science, Maths & English.

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections. 

We will also consider mature applicants who lack recent qualifications but have significant experience in the field of conservation.

All applicants will be considered on an individual basis. 


 
 

BTEC L4 HNC Diploma in Environmental Conservation

Over the course of one year the HNC in Environmental Conservation will equip learners with the key knowledge and competencies required for degree level study or employment within the field of environmental conservation/wildlife management. Through research, specialised study and possible volunteer work, students will develop their understanding of a industry, from habitat management to surveying techniques.


About the Course

The Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Environmental Conservation provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the environmental conservation and wildlife management sectors and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

A nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already employed in the environmental conservation and/or game and wildlife management; the course also provides opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts. The objective of the course is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience for a range of careers in the environment, conservation and allied land-based industries. 

This is a full-time course run over one year. Students can expect to spend approximately 15 hours per week in college (including 1-2 hours of feedback). Additionally, students will be expected to spend a similar amount of time on self-directed study. 

Work placements are not a requirement of the course but it is suggested that students undertake voluntary work with organisations such as the Wildlife Trust or Riverside Trust one day a week, which would be very beneficial to their studies. 


Key Units

The qualification is made up of 120 credits, 65 of which are mandatory/core modules and the rest are elective specialist units. 

Core Units
  • Research Project
  • Project Management for Land-based Industries
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Human Resource Management

Specialist Units
  • Habitat Restoration and Repair
  • Land-use Issues and Policies 
  • Habitat Management
  • Biological Survey Techniques 



Entry Requirements

The course is open to students who have one of the following:

  • 48 UCAS points from a combination of A-Levels
  • BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject
  • Applied Science with good grades

Prospective students must have GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in Science, Maths & English.

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections. 

We will also consider mature applicants who lack recent qualifications but have significant experience in the field of conservation.

All applicants will be considered on an individual basis. 



Assessment

Assessment is carried out via a series of assignments and project based, theoretical and practical tasks.


Where does this Lead

The course provides a broad experience for students wishing to find employment within the environmental management sector. Those already employed or volunteering can use this nationally recognised qualification to progress on to the next stage in their career. 


Some students may wish to continue their study by progressing on to a degree programme at university. 


Tell Me More

Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here

If you have any further queries please email the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, please call the college on 0114 260 2600. 

How to Apply
Applications for this course should be made through UCAS.
UCAS course application code: D4A7
College institution code: S22


Extra Costs

There will be a cost of approximately £200 for residential visits and equipment. 


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