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Environmental Sustainability BTEC Level 3 Certificate/ Subsidiary Diploma at Worthing College

Course description

This course will give students a vocational understanding of important issues such as climate change, the need for conservation, the development of a low carbon economy and develop practical and field skills in environmental monitoring. The course has an emphasis on understanding the natural world, how to responsibly exploit natural resources and how to limit damage to the natural environment.

Course content

Year 12 Certificate Topics:

  • Understand the Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Geology of Natural Resources
  • Sustainable Construction.

Year 13 Subsidiary Diploma Topics:

  • Sustainable Communities
  • Science for Environmental Technicians
  • Waste Management.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grade, including C in Science.


All units are assessed as coursework. There are no exams. You complete between 4 and 6 tasks in each of the units, and then each unit is given a grade. These grades are then added together to give you your final results: pass, merit, or distinction.

Future opportunities

The course has been designed to prepare students to either enter the workplace in an environmental career, or to go onto higher education or further training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worthing College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016
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