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Higher Diploma in Environmental and Land-based Studies Level 2

The College of West Anglia

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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 threats to natural environments. You could, for example, learn about the types of organism that cause disease and damage to plants, the economic problems this causes and how hygiene and healthcare addresses the threat. Plants and animals You?ll learn a lot about the animal and plant kingdoms. You could, for example, identify and classify common plants and animals. Developing the sustainable environment You?ll learn about how human lifestyles affect the environment. You could, for example, analyse the impact a community like your school is having on the environment and work out how to protect it better.

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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