The Diploma allows learners to undertake study related to environmental issues. Learners
will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes including a focus on maths and science which underpin environmental studies degrees. Learners will complete units which consider the impact of pollution on the environment, how humans impact on the environment, the links between ecology and the environment, conservation techniques and how construction techniques can support sustainability. Learners will be able to explore different career paths within the sector. The range of optional units will allow learners to pursue a specific element within the sector.
Why choose this qualification?
The units within the Access to HE Environmental Studies Diploma include a balance of environmental science and environmental studies units which allow the learners to keep their options open until they have fully decided on their preferred route at degree level. The ungraded units have been chosen to support both progression into higher education and also to allow the learners to develop skills relevant to the subject area e.g. spreadsheets and problem solving.