Environmental Conservation Management

  • HND

  • 2 years full-time

UCAS Institution Code
B68

UCAS Course Code
HDU6

Fees
£7,500 (Year 1, 2021/22)*

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This programme delivers the theoretical, philosophical and analytical concepts of conservation as well as providing a sound base of vocational training. It provides higher education training for those seeking a career change or development within the environmental sector.

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Modules include:

  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Practical conservation skills
  • Environmental management
  • Amenity land use
  • Grassland management
  • Woodland management
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Ecology
  • Freshwater management
  • Project management
  • Farm habitat and environment

There is an established infrastructure of specialised facilities available on-site and industry links are well established. The aim of the programme is to develop your understanding of the environmental and land-based sector, its processes and systems drawing on moral, ethical, commercial, political and social viewpoints.

The centre’s long term link with industry ensures that there is sound delivery and a strong student experience.

Bridgend College has an array of on-site resources to deliver the course, including 110 acres supporting a wide range of habitats that our learners actively manage. Situated in Central South Wales the course draws on resources such as Brecon Beacons National park, Gower Peninsula AONB, Heritage Coast, Pembrokeshire National Park, Kenfig Nature Reserve and many other local areas run by organisations in the sector. This unique landscape and biodiversity offers a wide range of experiential learning opportunities in pristine habitats.

You will be 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.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to degree level studies such as the BSc (Hons) Landscape Studies (top-up). 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.

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
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Ecology
  • Freshwater management
  • Project management
  • Farm habitat and environment

There is an established infrastructure of specialised facilities available on-site and industry links are well established. The aim of the programme is to develop your understanding of the environmental and land-based sector, its processes and systems drawing on moral, ethical, commercial, political and social viewpoints.

The centre’s long term link with industry ensures that there is sound delivery and a strong student experience.

Bridgend College has an array of on-site resources to deliver the course, including 110 acres supporting a wide range of habitats that our learners actively manage. Situated in Central South Wales the course draws on resources such as Brecon Beacons National park, Gower Peninsula AONB, Heritage Coast, Pembrokeshire National Park, Kenfig Nature Reserve and many other local areas run by organisations in the Sector. This unique landscape and biodiversity offers a wide range of experiential learning opportunities in pristine habitats.

You will be 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.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to degree level studies such as the BSc (Hons) Landscape Studies (top-up). 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.

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

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