Our Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship will help develop you into a competent professional, equipped to solve environmental challenges and make a real impact in the workplace. Study for an honour’s degree in Environmental Management while you work, with no tuition fees.
This course will help you make a difference to the environment and sustainability in your organisation. You’ll learn the fundamentals of environmental science and gain practical skills in environmental data management.
As an apprentice, working and studying simultaneously will enable you to apply the knowledge and skills you develop in the classroom to your everyday work, to enrich your own experience and advance your understanding and performance as an environmental practitioner.
Throughout the course you’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing important transferable skills. These include the design and implementation of environment-focused assessments, data science and management skills for problem solving, project management, and professional report writing.
The curriculum encourages a hands-on, project-based learning experience from day one. Through individual and group work, you’ll use your knowledge to address environmental problems in industry – and society in general. We focus on developing problem-solving skills and strategies for addressing environmental challenges that you will be able to apply to your workplace, which might be in production and manufacturing industries, consulting, management, environmental protection, local and central government, and many more.
An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.
At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.
The off-the-job learning will be delivered through university-led learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.
The off-the-job learning for our Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship is delivered online with one-day workshops on our Peterborough campus every other week.
You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.
You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.
The EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.
“My degree apprenticeship will set me up with skills for life. My day-to-day job is supplemented by the theory I'm learning on my course. I’ve really noticed how far I've come.”Kerry
ARU Degree Apprentice
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have a university-level qualification as well as a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you develop during the course will arm you with the tools for a rewarding career in environmental management.
Environmental Practitioners are employed in a wide variety of job roles across many sectors including the voluntary and charity sectors; public sector including regulatory bodies, local and national authorities; educational institutions and research agencies and Private sector companies; ranging from multinational companies to smaller business requiring environmental practitioners.
Typical job roles include Environment impact assessor, Environmental (monitoring) assessor, Environmental advisor, Environmental auditor, Environmental consultant, Environmental coordinator, Environmental engineer, Environmental practitioner, Environmental protection officer, Environmental scientist and Land use planner.
In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.
*If you do not have the appropriate Level 2 Maths and English, you must ensure you complete these prior to the start of the End Point Assessment. For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements check the gov.uk website.
**We will consider applications on their individual merits where engineering work experience can be evidenced in place of Level 3 qualifications. This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications which are mandatory.
To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.
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