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Full Time Marine Biology & Coastal Zone Management, Foundation Degree - Level 5 (Lancaster University)

Blackpool and The Fylde College

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Marine Biology & Coastal Zone Management, Foundation Degree - Level 5 (Lancaster University) UCAS Code(s): FC71 Qualification Obtained: Foundation Degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management About this Course: This degree is all about achieving potential and improving prospects using communication skills. It is a new course which is a top up to the successful Foundation Degree in Communication at Work. The degree is directly work-related and will help students to perform better at work. The course runs over one year, January to December. This degree will advance skills and competencies already acquired in the Foundation Degree in Communication at Work. A strong feature of this new course is that it is designed to further the exploration, knowledge, analysis and evaluation of Communication at Work with a strong emphasis being placed on the English Language. Students will be able, indeed will be encouraged, to continue working as they study the degree and the workplace may offer further resources for study within the Honours year. Entry Requirements: What are we Looking for? Most students are already in employment when they start the course, and it is anticipated that will progress to seek promotion or a change in career because of the course. What Skills, Qualities and Experience do I need? This is a generic degree so all skills and experience are welcome. An ability to write clearly is desirable; a basic level of ICT is also desirable but not essential. Assessment Methods: The Assessments consist of essays, Individual reports, seen and unseen written assessments and examinations, presentations, short exercises involving data analysis, portfolios of work, tasks aimed at the assessment of specific skills (for example, research skills, statistical presentation skills) and research work. The assessments are spread through the year with all work finally being completed by the beginning of December. Progression: Most students are already in employment when they start the course, and it is anticipated that they will progress to seek promotion or a change in career because of the course. We have Graduates working in the fields of coral reef conservation, fish farming, shell fish monitoring, environmental planning, pollution monitoring, countryside ranger, local council recycling, educational diving and surveying, Teaching (both primary and secondary) to lecturing to Degree level. Our students do well in the employment field due to the practical nature of the course. Special Features: In several of the units students may have the opportunity to undertake learning in the conservation workplace environment. However Unit 1/3 provides the means to assess this more formally, over a longer period of placement and experience. As part of this students are required to produce a portfolio of work undertaken at an appropriate local provider. The work undertaken could include any form of environmental management and should mirror the roles (wherever possible) of industry practitioners. The second form of assessment for the WBLinvolves the report produced during a residential fieldwork week. In the past students have been to Knoydart on the West Coast of Scotland, where they work with staff from WA Marine Consulting plc. During this week students are shown a series of survey and data collection techniques, used by industry, to undertake environmental impact assessments. Students use work based survey techniques for example JNCC these are the kind used most commonly by practitioners in industry. The lead onto the BSc 'top up' programme is from the Foundation Degree. The Foundation Degree has been designed to allow students to develop the skills needed for the Honours 'top up' year. Subjects studied at Level I are matured into Level H themes. For example the work undertaken in Unit 2/7 on Coastal Management leads into Unit 3/16, the Management of Coastlines for Sustainable Tourism. Learning objectives that start with fairly broad aims become

Marine Biology & Coastal Zone Management, Foundation Degree - Level 5 (Lancaster University) UCAS Code(s): FC71 Qualification Obtained: Foundation Degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management About this Course: This degree is all about achieving potential and improving prospects using communication skills. It is a new course which is a top up to the successful Foundation Degree in...

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