The Conservation sector faces many environmental challenges and opportunities from climate change and the impact of new technologies, to biodiversity loss and increasing demands for access to the natural world. This exciting new course under development for September 2022 will provide the opportunity to gain the knowledge, practical and management skills required to meet these challenges and build a career in the Conservation sector. The rural location of the College on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides an ideal location to study and the Programme will build on the College’s close links to Conservation employers such as the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. The College has a land-based specialism and is a member of Landex, which allows a more practical offer than courses at traditional universities, and you will be offered the opportunity to complete an additional professional qualification such as Outdoor First Aid or a practical “ticket” such as Sit Astride ATV training alongside studying for their degree. The course has a strong vocational focus and you will be taught through a combination of lectures, vocational projects, visits, case studies, individual and group tasks; outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear and work gloves will be required. Alongside College attendance, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours of independent study each week, such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research and preparing for assessments. The average class size will be 8-10 students. You will receive feedback on your formal assessments within four working weeks of the submission date. Your overall grade for the course and your Foundation Degree classification is based on the marks obtained for all the modules studied in year 2 of the course. More information can be found here: Student Information > Regulations (https://www.craven-college.ac.uk/course-search/degrees/student-information/ You will also receive an individual tutorial session each semester. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Study Support Centre. The FdSc Wildlife and Conservation Management is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is equal to the first two years of a full BSc(Hons) course. Once you complete your FdSc, you can move on to the BSc. Conservation Management for a further year of study or move straight into employment.
Level 4 Modules
- Personal and Professional Development
- Volunteer Management
- Plants and Soils
- Recreation Management
- Wildlife and Landscape Survey
- Managing Projects
- Environmental Interpretation
- Research Methods and Skills
- Legislation, Funding and Policy
- Maps, Cameras and GIS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Aireville Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.