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HND

Applied Science - Environmental Studies

Animal Care

Key Facts

Level:
Level 5
Location:
Wakefield City Campus
Start Date:
September, 2022
Duration:
2 Years
Mode of Study:
Full-time
Awarding Body:
UCAS code:
AS01
Institution Code:
W08

Apply via UCAS

Overview

The HND in Environmental Studies is a vocational programme designed to cover practical, theoretical and ethical aspects of environmental management and the management of environmental resources, with the aim of providing the skills and knowledge students will need for a successful career or further study in a related field.

The course structure has been selected to provide a vocationally relevant learning environment and learning opportunities to meet the needs of local and regional students. It has been designed to either enable learners to progress to a related degree programme or to make a direct entry to employment through the acquisition of practical skills and relevant underpinning knowledge. These skills will be put to the test during a variety of visits, work experience and time spent at our Horticulture and Environment Centre within the grounds of Thornes Park.

Subject to Validation.

Course Features
  • Opportunities for placement
  • Residentials and day trips

Course Structure

In year 1 (Level 4) you will study the following units:

  • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques
  • Scientific Data Handling Approaches & Techniques
  • Regulation & Quality in the Applied Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Principles of Ecology & their Applications
  • Physiological Adaptations of Plants to Environmental Changes
  • Managing Environmental Resources
  • Work-based Investigation

In year 2 (Level 5) you will study the following units:

  • Analysis of Scientific Data & Information
  • Applied Sciences Research Project
  • Environmental Monitoring & Analysis
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Materials of Life-Science & the Circular Economy
  • Specialist Scientific Techniques & Experimentation
  • Renewable energy Resources & Technology

 

Entry Requirements

 

64 UCAS points or BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management or Science or

A Levels that demonstrate strong academic performance or other related Level 3 qualifications.

This should be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in English, maths and science.

Related work experience in the land-based sector and mature students will be considered following interview.

IELTS score 5.5

64

Points Required

If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fee: £6,950 per year.

Course Costs Included in the fees

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

The everyday costs of studying at University Centre at Wakefield College that apply to all students include:

• Travel: costs associated with travelling to and from campus. This could be bus or train fares, costs associated with running a car including car parking charges.
• Consumables: folders, pads, pens.
• Printing/photocopying: most written assignments are submitted via Turnitin but there are occasions where you may be required to submit work in a printed format e.g. dissertation. There are on campus printing/photocopy facilities across college and binding and additional services in the college library. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits. Black and white printing is charged at 5p / sheet and 25p / sheet for colour.

Library overdue charges: Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There are no charges for e-book rentals.

• Subsistence: the campus has food outlets where students can purchase meals, drinks and snacks. Water dispensers are available around the campus for students to refill reusable bottles at no cost.

There are likely to be additional costs for residentials, day trips and books. These costs will be kept to a minimum where possible. Pre-payment plans will be in place for residential trips to help spread the costs. Costs will be confirmed at the start of the course.

Graduation Ceremony: when you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend; however o take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.

The everyday costs of studying at University Centre at Wakefield College that apply to all students include:

  • Travel: costs associated with travelling to and from campus. This could be bus or train fares, costs associated with running a car including car parking charges.
  • Consumables: folders, pads, pens.
  • Printing/photocopying: most written assignments are submitted via Turnitin but there are occasions where you may be required to submit work in a printed format e.g. dissertation. There are on campus printing/photocopy facilities across college and binding and additional services in the college library.
  • Subsistence: the campus has food outlets where students can purchase meals, drinks and snacks. Water dispensers are available around the campus for students to refill reusable bottles at no cost.
Bursaries and scholarships

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk

Other Financial Support

 

Careers

Upon successful completion of their studies students will be equipped to enter a wide variety of roles in the industry including working in the biological sciences and related green industries.

Upon successful completion of their studies students may choose to progress to university to further their studies by enrolling on a top up degree programme.

 

 

 

 


HND Applied Science - Environmental Studies