Environmental Conservation Management

  • HNC

  • 2 years part-time

     Fees

     £2,040 (Year 1, 2020/21)         Please click here for the latest fees and funding information

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This programme provides higher education training for those seeking a career change or development within the environmental sector. It has been designed to build your understanding of environmental and conservation concepts, its processes and systems drawing on moral, ethical, commercial, political and social viewpoints.

Modules include:

  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Practical conservation skills
  • Environmental management
  • Amenity land Use
  • Grassland management
  • Woodland management

There is an established infrastructure of specialised facilities available on site and industry links are well established.

The course has an excellent reputation with non-government organisations and government organisations throughout the South Wales area. Many ex-students are now in managerial positions within these organisations. Such organisations have helped to shape the course content and actively recruit from the course.

You are assessed through a variety of methods such as assignments, practical portfolios, presentations, observations and examinations.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A Level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered

On successful completion of the HNC, you can top up your qualification by progressing to the HND.

You can also gain employment in the sector in a number of disciplines such as wardens, rangers, public right of way officers, education officers, forest officers, environmental surveying and sustainability officers with organisations such as Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, Woodland Trust, BTCV, RSPB.

Whilst at college, you can also access a suite of practical Lantra and NPTC awards which improve employability. Self-employment is also encouraged.

Modules include:

  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Practical conservation skills
  • Environmental management
  • Amenity land Use
  • Grassland management
  • Woodland management

There is an established infrastructure of specialised facilities available on site and industry links are well established.

The course has an excellent reputation with non-government organisations and government organisations throughout the South Wales area. Many ex-students are now in managerial positions within these organisations. Such organisations have helped to shape the course content and actively recruit from the course.

You are assessed through a variety of methods such as assignments, practical portfolios, presentations, observations and examinations.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A Level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered

On successful completion of the HNC, you can top up your qualification by progressing to the HND.

You can also gain employment in the sector in a number of disciplines such as wardens, rangers, public right of way officers, education officers, forest officers, environmental surveying and sustainability officers with organisations such as Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, Woodland Trust, BTCV, RSPB.

Whilst at college, you can also access a suite of practical Lantra and NPTC awards which improve employability. Self-employment is also encouraged.

Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our brand new state-of-the-art STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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