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BSc (Hons) Conservation and Environment (Biological Surveying)

Writtle College

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BSc (Hons) Conservation and Environment (Biological Surveying) UCAS Code CF97 Duration&Mode 3 years FT or 4 years FT with industrial placement Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate CCCC Scottish Highers 190-240 points International Baccalaureate 24 points Course Aims The importance of conservation and the environment is increasingly being recognised by many land based employers. This vocational course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills in the practices required to play a full and rewarding part in the management and conservation of our natural heritage. Native species and local habitats are coming under increasing pressure as a result of human activity; this course will provide you with an understanding of the countryside and the pressure that our flora and fauna are facing. You will be introduced to concepts of biodiversity which will provide you with the skills to manage the environment in a sustainable way. Special Features This course focuses on biological surveying and is designed to equip students in the training of modern wildlife management techniques. Effective and detailed assessment and monitoring of wildlife resources is a key component to the successful conservation of species and habitats. With a sound scientific underpinning students will gain hands-on experience in the techniques of species identification, wildlife and habitat surveying, and monitoring methodologies, it culminates in the production of a management plan for a protected area. The strong vocational nature of this course is supported by the College's 220 hectare estate which provides a diverse range of habitats which include dedicated conservation areas such as wetland areas, chalk grassland, woodland and coppice. In addition to specific conservation areas the college farm provides an important teaching resource which enables our students to balance the complexities of modern farming practices with farm conservation initiatives and their relevance to wildlife and landscape conservation. Conservation work on this diverse estate is carried out by the Estate Ranger Unit in association with students' help, both as part of practical coursework and as voluntary members of the College conservation group - the Green Machine and Writtle Wildlife Group. Also includes: Practical application of theory in the effective management of a broad range of landscapes and ecosystems; Flora and fauna surveying to national monitoring guidelines; Strategies to address the threat of climate change on biodiversity will be considered along with dynamic approaches to ecological management; There is a focus on habitat management, protection and restoration, and students will be able to appreciate issues in respect of the design and implementation of habitat management practices. Study Tours and Field Visits Extensive farmed landscape within the College grounds, together with a variety of protected areas in the surrounding countryside, form important training facilities in the delivery of this course. To further underpin the student experience a week long Study Tour takes place during the first year. Study tours will enable the development of practical conservation skills, interpersonal and team working skills, communication skills and self management. Importantly both the Study Tour and Field Visits underpin academic work undertaken in the classroom and provide an opportunity to gain real experience in the field. Career Prospects The breadth and flexibility of this course means our students go on to find jobs in a very wide range of areas. Past graduates have found employment in local authorities, wildlife trusts, countryside management as well as in educational, interpretative a

BSc (Hons) Conservation and Environment (Biological Surveying) UCAS Code CF97 Duration&Mode 3 years FT or 4 years FT with industrial placement Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR...

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