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Applied Ecology

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to independently and under supervision analyse, quantify and report on the physical and biological diversity of an eco-system and or to progress to further or higher education or training.

Target Award

QQI Applied Ecology – 5M5028

Start Date: 27-08-2023Hours/week: 20 Hrs 00 Mins

Timetable

Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
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Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)


Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.


Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Biological Diversity Biological Diversity (5N1568) QQI
Sustainable Water Management Sustainable Water Management (5N5027) QQI
Environmental Studies Environmental Studies (5N1442) QQI
Permaculture Design Permaculture Design (5N1617) QQI
Ecological Field Methods Ecological Field Methods (5N1439) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to independently and under supervision analyse, quantify and report on the physical and biological diversity of an eco-system and or to progress to further or higher education or training.

Employability Statement
The successful completion of the QQI Major Level 5 Award in Applied Ecology will enable applicants to source employment at entry level in a laboratory and work independently and / or under supervision analysing, quantifying and reporting on the physical and biological diversity of an eco-system in the workplace.

Provider

Waterford College of Further Education


Location

Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


Facilities

  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office

Email:
wcfeinfo@wwetb.ie

Phone:
051874053