Level 3 Diplomas in 

Environmental Sustainability

Leading to an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Environmental Sustainability. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

On this specialist course you’ll be encouraged to explore the ways we can be more resourceful with the world in the future.

You’ll study areas such as climate change and global warming, conservation, environmental monitoring and energy management, all which are central to the development of environmental awareness.

You’ll also take part in field trips and off-site projects to enhance your understanding of sustainability principles.

Extended Diploma

What will I study?

  • Principles of sustainable development
  • Sustainable communities
  • Science for environmental technicians
  • Energy management
  • Wildlife populations, ecology and conservation
  • Physical and biological environmental processes
  • Water quality
  • Sustainable construction
  • Coastal management
  • Informatics for environmental and sustainability industries
  • The business environment
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Waste management
  • Pollution control and management
  • Sustainable facilities management
  • Sustainable transport
  • Undertake an investigative project in the environmental sustainability sector
  • Work placement in the environmental sustainability sector
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional NPTC qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, these must include English, Maths and Science, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma, or
  • Career changers welcome

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress on to study a degree in the environmental industries or related programme

Career options

  • Environment agency
  • Natural England
  • Environmental officer
  • Energy analyst
  • Environmental service office
  • Sustainability consultant
Diploma

What will I study?

  • Principles of sustainable development
  • Sustainable communities
  • Science for environmental technicians
  • Energy management
  • Wildlife populations, ecology and conservation
  • Physical and biological environmental processes
  • Water quality
  • Sustainable construction
  • Coastal management
  • Informatics for environmental and sustainability industries
  • The business environment
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Waste management
  • Pollution control and management
  • Sustainable facilities management
  • Sustainable transport
  • Undertake an investigative project in the environmental sustainability sector
  • Work placement in the environmental sustainability sector
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional NPTC qualifications

*You will study 12 units from the list above for the Diploma option

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English, Maths and Science, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit
  • Career changers welcome

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress on to study a degree in the environmental industries or related programme

Career options

  • Environment agency
  • Natural England
  • Environmental officer
  • Energy analyst
  • Environmental service office
  • Sustainability consultant
Subsidiary

What will I study?

  • Principles of sustainable development
  • Sustainable communities
  • Science for environmental technicians
  • Energy management
  • Wildlife populations, ecology and conservation
  • Physical and biological environmental processes
  • Water quality
  • Sustainable construction
  • Coastal management
  • Informatics for environmental and sustainability industries
  • The business environment
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Waste management
  • Pollution control and management
  • Sustainable facilities management
  • Sustainable transport
  • Undertake an investigative project in the environmental sustainability sector
  • Work placement in the environmental sustainability sector
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional NPTC qualifications

*You will study 6 units from the list above for the Subsidiary Diploma option

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Environment agency
  • Natural England
  • Environmental officer
  • Energy analyst
  • Environmental service office
  • Sustainability consultant
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2016 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.

Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,000 students each day from a wide area. The cost of daily transport is subsidised if travelling on the College bus service. To find out the cost of transport and a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

Accommodation

At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.