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Full Time Environmental and Land Based Studies Diploma

Plumpton College

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Full Time Environmental and Land Based Studies Diploma class=h5>Facilities Throughout the programme you will have access to a wide range of facilities. These will enable you to combine academic learning with practical experience whilst exploring the full range of vocations that the land based sector has to offer. Land Based Careers Continue a career in the land based sector and you will open up opportunities within a total of seventeen different sectors covering all of the land-based industries. It's an exciting and challenging world of work, with lots of career opportunities. They include wildlife and fisheries / garden centres / farming / zoo keeping / guide dog traininers / environmental scientists and many more. With experience, you can further develop your career into marketing, teaching and consultancy. The opportunities are there for you to take! Where will I study? These exciting courses will be delivered in collaboration between Plumpton College and various schools. Plumpton College has training centres in East Sussex at: ? Plumpton ? Netherfield ? Flimwell ? Robertsbridge ? Pebsham Hub Schools taking part A range of schools are participating in this initiative covering East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and the East part of West Sussex. The qualification is designed to help young learners from 14 to 19 to progress their skills and ambitions. Benefits of studying the Diploma The Diploma helps you to develop the skills and experiences which are valued by both employers and universities. You can do this without committing yourself to a career in a particular work area. It is designed to give you better and more relevant preparation for a career, an apprenticeship or further study. The Diploma gives you the opportunity to: ? Use practical skills, knowledge and understanding in real working environments and the classroom. ? Combine industry and education as never before. ? Explore exciting career opportunities as environmental issues keep growing in importance. ? Helps you understand more about businesses and to make easier career choices. ? Allows the flexibility to take it alongside GCSEs or A levels. ? Offers you future study flexibility through an apprenticeship, college or university. ? Helps you realise your full potential. Areas of study Environmental and land based issues make the news daily - they affect our world. Many of these subjects will be studied as part of the Diploma - it's all about the environment, the land we use and includes topics such as: ? The importance of feeding the world's growing population. ? The effect we have on the world around us and how to limit the damage we do. ? Working with plants and all kinds of animals. ? Environmental sciences. ? The way we use land for food production and for just having fun. ? Looking after forests, wetlands and wild areas. ? The industries that make up the varied land based sector. Awards and Progression Aimed at 14 to 16 year olds (Year 10) ? The Foundation Level Diploma is equivalent to 5 GCSEs. Learning is broad exploring environmental and land-based industries and careers. Focusing on science, natural environments, food production, working with plants and animals and sustainability through a combination of applied, class based and employer based learning. Allows learners to progress through Level 2 Higher Diploma or continue into a more traditional course such as GCSE's, A levels or FE vocational programmes including apprenticeships or start a job. ? The Higher Level Diploma is equivalent to 7 GCSEs. This award investigates the wide range of environmental and land-based industries and careers. Focusing on environmental influences upon food production, science, plant and animal management and care plus their role in society, the importance of sustainability, monitoring the environment and sources and uses of energy. Allows progression through Level 3 Advanced Diploma or continue into a more traditional course such as A levels or FE vocational programmes includ

Full Time Environmental and Land Based Studies Diploma class=h5>Facilities Throughout the programme you will have access to a wide range of facilities. These will enable you to combine academic learning with practical experience whilst exploring the full range of vocations that the land based sector has to offer. Land Based Careers Continue a career in the land based sector and you will open up...

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