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Advanced Diploma in Environmental and Land-based Studies Level 3 (Agriculture or Horticulture)

The College of West Anglia

Diploma Of Higher Education , Horticulture

Course Description

The Diploma in Environmental and Land-based Studies will give you first-hand experience of the opportunities, occupations and career paths offered by the sector. The Diploma in Environmental and Land-based Studies will give you first-hand experience of the opportunities, occupations and career paths offered by the sector. The Diploma has been developed to give you a broad understanding of the current needs of the sector?s diverse businesses and will focus on three main themes: ? Productive and working environments This looks at the limited resources of our natural environment, our impact on it, how it influences us and how these resources are used. ? Plants and animals: This explores how we use plants for commercial, recreational and conservation purposes and animals for production (food), recreation, work or companionship. ? Developing the sustainable environment This theme will explore the impact of we have on our environment: and how important it is to use environmentally- friendly ?green? practices. The core subjects within Environmental and Land-based Studies are at the heart of the Diploma. These will introduce you to the essential things you need to know about the sector. You?ll learn about the issues that are affecting the industry today, how it works and what skills you need to have to work within it. These are just some examples of the kind of learning you?ll be doing: Productive and working environments You?ll learn about the kinds of businesses that operate in this sector. You could, for example, work in a team to plan a business strategy for an environmental-based business. Plants and animals You?ll learn how to manage animals and plants in the wild. You could, for example, identify the ways in which stocks of wild animals and plants are managed to maintain their health and vigour. Developing the sustainable environment You?ll learn about ways in which businesses can improve their sustainability. You could, for example, survey a park and design a solution to improve its sustainability.

The Diploma in Environmental and Land-based Studies will give you first-hand experience of the opportunities, occupations and career paths offered by the sector. The Diploma in Environmental and Land-based Studies will give you first-hand experience of the opportunities, occupations and career paths offered by the sector. The Diploma has been developed to give you a broad understanding of the...

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