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Countryside and Environment Level 2 First Diploma

Cirencester College

Other Qualifications , Environmental Sciences

Course Description

Countryside and Environment - Level 2 First Diploma This course is ideal for students who are interested in working outdoors in the heritage, countryside and environment sectors and who want to explore options and gain skills which would enable them to gain employment or progress onto higher level courses. It is a recognised full level 2 programme and therefore also allows progression onto level 3 programmes in different areas. What does the course involve? From discovering all about habitats, plants and animals, to conducting interesting surveys and using a range of tools, this qualification gives you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the field, and also to gain new knowledge and skills within the college environment. Students undertaking the Certificate qualification will study three units, while those studying for the Diploma tackle six units in total. Each is made up of elements designed to offer the student a well rounded understanding of the subject, together with the chance to develop skills and knowledge essential for working outdoors or following further qualifications in this area. Typical unit study will involve experience through field trips and the development of practical skills outdoors. Investigations will be conducted through field surveys, and research will also be undertaken in the library and on the computer. Backed up by lectures and guidance, practical experience is channelled through interesting written projects and presentations where the student will be assessed on their combined performance and knowledge, and evidence of their achievements will be recorded. Part of the course involves practical work placement, offering valuable experience within industry. This course will involve team working and studying in all weather conditions. As a result, those with an interest in the landscape, heritage industry, countryside or environment, together with a positive attitude and enthusiasm, will gain most from the course. What will I study? Industry Experience: Work experience in your chosen area e.g. parks, woods, fish, horses, farming, outdoor leisure. Industry and Organisations:Research into an area of your choice. Estate skills: Skills needed to manage the countryside, such as maintaining fences and paths. Machinery and Workshop Skills: Learn how machines work and how to use a variety of tools and equipment. Trees, Woods and Forests: Woodland management, from how trees function to multi-objective forestry. Introduction to Husbandry: Looking after plants and animals. Countryside Recreation: Investigate how people use the countryside for recreation and understand the issues involved. Habitat Establishment and Maintainance: Looking after wildlife and understanding habitats, including their surveying and conservation. How is the course assessed? Portfolio of evidence What other costs are there? Supplementary Costs Band A (?0 - ?50) Frequently Asked Questions Will I spend time outdoors? Yes, a fair proportion of you time will be spent outdoors in practical activity. Will I need special clothing? You will need to make sure you have adequate clothing for all weather conditions. Exam Board = EDEXCEL This information is believed to be correct. Cirencester College continually updates and reviews its provision to ensure that it meets the needs of the community. Therefore the right to amend, change or delete learning programmes, accreditation routes or terms and conditions relating to entitlement to study is reserved at all times. We aim to provide open access to a comprehensive range of high quality education and training for the whole community over the age of 16 regardless of race, class, belief, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, previous educational attainment or particular circumstances.

Countryside and Environment - Level 2 First Diploma This course is ideal for students who are interested in working outdoors in the heritage, countryside and environment sectors and who want to explore options and gain skills which would enable them to gain employment or progress onto higher level courses. It is a recognised full level 2 programme and therefore also allows progression onto level...

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