Course overview

Environmental Science Access to HE City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time Access course will give you the knowledge and study skills to progress into Higher Education. You may already have some qualifications at GCSE, NVQ, BTEC or A level but not enough to get to university.

The Environmental Science pathway will enable you to undertake studies relating to environmental issues. You’ll develop skills which will qualify you to progress to a range of degree level programmes and then into differing career paths within the sector.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults over 19 who want to enter Higher Education. You should already have GCSE Science, Maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above.

What you'll learn

Our Access course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your goal. You’ll choose three specific modules which will be discussed at the interview stage.

You’ll complete units which consider:

  • the impact of pollution on the environment
  • how human’s impact on the environment
  • the links between ecology and the environment
  • sustainable futures and sustainable food production
  • conservation techniques
  • how construction techniques can support sustainability.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you’ll need:

  • GCSE Science, Maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above
  • Strong desire to study
  • Knowledge of course required at university and the entry requirements
  • Commitment to study full-time for a year
  • Good organisation, enthusiasm and motivation.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Course delivery

  • 15 taught hours per week in college usually spread over three to four days
  • 20 self-study hours per week.

You’ll benefit from support from a personal tutor. You’ll also develop your study skills during the course.

Assessment

  • Assignment based
  • Coursework
  • Exams.

Future career and study opportunities

Future careers include: Agricultural Technologist, Air Quality Inspector, Animal Services Worker, Aquaculturalist, Arborist, Botanist, Community Developer.

This course can help you progress to university study.

  • We have long-established links with Universities
  • We offer guaranteed consideration for a Foundation Degree at City of Bristol College
  • It is essential that you know what you want to study at University or college and the entry requirements for this year
  • We recommend you visit Universities on their Open Days.

You should thoroughly research your intended University course and its entry requirements before you apply for an access course.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

Fees and applications

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Environmental Science Access to HE Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBF1821C01-1
Dates
06/09/2021 - 01/07/2022
Duration
1 years
Days
Any
Hours per week
14.00
Start Time
Enquire
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £3384. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LBF1821C01-1 06/09/2021 - 01/07/2022 1 years Any 14.00 Enquire Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £3384. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
Apply

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