Environmental Science BTEC (HND)

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Environmental Science (HND) Course

About Our Environmental Science Higher National Diploma Course

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge, skills and tools essential to the many facets of environmental science. The environmental science vocational training course will prepare you to enter a higher education degree programme, or enter directly into employment in management.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the formation, anatomy, processes and interactions of and between plants and animals, the effects of pollution and conservation, human interaction with plants, adaptation of the environment in extreme conditions, and much more.

You may take up to 2 year…

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Environmental Science (HND) Course

About Our Environmental Science Higher National Diploma Course

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge, skills and tools essential to the many facets of environmental science. The environmental science vocational training course will prepare you to enter a higher education degree programme, or enter directly into employment in management.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the formation, anatomy, processes and interactions of and between plants and animals, the effects of pollution and conservation, human interaction with plants, adaptation of the environment in extreme conditions, and much more.

You may take up to 2 years to complete this course and you will receive unlimited tutor support throughout.

About BTEC HNDs

BTEC (Business Technical Education Council) courses are vocational-related training courses that prepare you to enter either into a higher education degree program, or directly into employment. BTECs are developed with key representatives from their respective industry and are built to progress the learner along a vocational path. The courses are continually updated with employers’ needs in mind so that you are given the knowledge, skills and tools most suitable for your field. BTECs also provide direct advancement into university programmes.

BTEC HNDs (Higher National Diplomas) are at the fifth level of the BTEC scale. They are worth 240 credits and are equivalent to a Foundation Degree or HE (Higher Education) Diploma.

You can take BTEC courses together with, or instead of A-levels.

What Can I Do After Completing This BTEC Environmental Science Course?

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be able to use your HND in Environmental Science as a qualification to enter into university, complete a final year of study, and obtain a full degree.

To view direct progression routes from BTEC HND, and the range of worldwide universities this qualification is recognised by, please download this Progression Details Document. Please note: this list is not exhaustive.

In addition, the download file also contains the professional bodies you will be entitled to join after completing BTEC HND studies. Please note the professional body will depend upon your course title. Please also note: the list is not exhaustive.

Here is an updated list of UK Universities which will accept the BTEC HND as a qualification with which you can top up with a third year at university to gain a full degree.

Financing Your HND Environment Course

You have options for financing your BTEC course. You can either pay everything up front so you don't have to think about it again, or we have an instalment payment plan available, whereby you pay a deposit of £194.44 plus 17 monthly intalments of £194.44.

Syllabus

This comprehensive course is made up of 16 units, each unit covering an essential aspect of environmental science studies:

Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology (ICT) in the study of Environmental Science

Unit 2: Introduction to Environmental science

Unit 3: Energy Management and Life Processes

Unit 4: Conservation of Resources

Unit 5: Pollution

Unit 6: Ocean Formation

Unit 7: Biological Evolution in the Oceans

Unit 8: Extreme Environments

Unit 9: Introduction to Botany

Unit 10: Vegetative Anatomy

Unit 11: Botanical Evolutionary Processes

Unit 12: Human Interaction with Plants

Unit 13: Introduction to Zoology

Unit 14: Taxonomy and Phylogeny

Unit 15: Insects, reptiles, fish and birds

Unit 16: Mammals

For a more detailed syllabus, please view this Environmental Studies Syllabus.

Study Hours

Approximately 60 hours per unit

Qualifications

Qualification: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Environmental Science

On successful completion of this course you will receive a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Environmental Science from EdExcel. The Diploma is equivalent to a Foundation Degree or HE (Higher Education) Diploma.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

BTEC HNDs are at the fifth level of the BTEC scale, equivalent to Level 5 of the QCF. They are worth 240 credits.

Requirements for Entry

All students must be 17 years of age and above to complete this course. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before successfully achieving the Level 5 qualification. All of our Level 3 courses meet this requirement.

All students must be 17 years of age and above to complete this course. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before successfully achieving the Level 5 qualification. All of our Level 3 courses meet this requirement.

Benefits

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from Edexcel. Certificate fees are included in the course fee.

The course can be enrolled upon by international students. There are no deadlines for enrolments; you may enrol on this course at any time.

What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by a personal tutor via the online system for the duration of the course (2 years). Examination board certification upon completion, all coursework marking and moderating.

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