Policy-makers across the world now recognise the urgent need to take measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change.¬† This is shown by the high profile summits taking place right now as governments seek a political solution that will enable global carbon emissions to be cut by around 80% by the middle of this century. As such, there are now pressing ethical, monetary and legal imperatives for public and private sector organisations to manage their carbon budget. This course is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and practical skills to manage these pressures and drive this agenda forward.
|FdSc Carbon Management||Cornwall College Camborne (map)||20||16-09-2013||60 weeks||£6000.00|
This course is for anyone with an interest in climate change and wishing to develop a career in sectors requiring skills in carbon or energy management.
To study this course you will need to have 120 tariff points, with four supporting passes at GCSE grade C or above; or an Access to Higher Education course; or successful completion of the Extended Science Programme; or an equivalent qualification to any of the above issued by the Scottish, Irish or other recognised awarding bodies. Students with vocational Level 3 courses such as NVQ 3 in relevant subject areas are encouraged to apply. For mature applicants, significant relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
You will cover a wide range of topics relevant to carbon management, as well as being trained in the use of practical management tools. The course includes the following modules:
Year 1: Sustaianble Energy Future; Quantitative Methods; Energy and Climate Change Policy; Bioenergy; Low Carbon Energy generation; Carbon Footprints and Carbon accounting.
Year 2: ¬†Sustainable Transport Policy; Sustainable Energy Management; Managing Change; Supply Chains; Research Design and Methods; Individual Research Project.
This is a 2-year full time course but you can also study individual modules or as a part-time route, over a longer period. Students are based at the Camborne campus, benefiting from new facilities and buildings, including an artificial turf pitch and new lecture theatres, making the learning experience one of the best in the county.
Carbon management is a rapidly growing sector. After this course you may seek employment in a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations for which carbon management is of a growing concern. While many large scale organisations are now required by law to manage their emissions, many smaller organisations are also responding to social and economic pressures to manage their carbon footprints. As such, ¬†carbon management is becoming relevant to those involved in financial, procurement and waste management decisions as well as those who manage energy budgets. If you complete the course successfully you will also have the option to progress to Stage 3 of the BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management run by Cornwall College.
Bursaries available - see student finance / tuition fees pages of our website for details
This course is approved by the University of Plymouth
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