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Environmental Sustainability BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Entry Requirements:
Students wishing to do this course should have 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C or equivalent and an interest in the environment and sustainability issues.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This qualification is a broad one that relates to geography, world development, business, economics and science. Content is aimed at students wanting to work in the environmental sustainability and management sectors e.g. waste disposal, urban development, coastal management and the business environment. The UK government have introduced significant legislation related to international climate agreements, conservation and a low carbon economy. It is important that organisations and individuals understand why and how we can meet these agreements.


Course content
Course content will include some of the following:
- The principles of sustainable development
- Sustainable communities
- Science for environmental technicians
- The business environment
- Waste management
- Coastal management
- Sustainable transport
- Geology of Natural Resources

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is completed through assignment work. There will be a variety of assessments including presentations, written work, case studies and field work.

Are there any special expenses?
There will be fieldtrips that students are advised to go on throughout the course and students should be prepared for this and a small cost related to them.

What could I do next?
This qualification would be useful for students wanting to work in any of the fields within the course as well as for organisations such as the Environment Agency or Forestry Commission. It may lead into apprenticeships or university as well as employment.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post