Degree Apprenticeship: BSc (Hons)
The aim of this apprenticeship is to provide a programme of study that will equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a career as an Environmental Health Practitioner, working in the public or private sector.
Fees for the course will be a maximum of £22,000*
The aim of this apprenticeship is to provide a programme of study that will equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a career as an Environmental Health Practitioner, working in the public or private sector. Graduates will develop confidence, self-awareness, independent critical judgment, reflection, leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Additionally, students will acquire a breadth of technical knowledge that will enable them to take a holistic view of the health impacts of stressors in any given context and to be able to select appropriate interventions within a broader framework.
Leeds Beckett University has achieved Recognised Partner Status with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and is therefore eligible to have its Environmental Health provision accredited. The BSc (Hons) Environmental Health Degree Apprenticeship was Accredited by the CIEH in June 2020.
Everything you need to know
You will study a range of relevant modules designed to give you the skills needed for a career as an Environmental Health Practitioner.
Modules studied on the programme
- Food science & control
- Environmental Science
- News & developing practitioner
- Law & safety management
- Psychosocial context of health
- Introduction to housing
Year 2 and 3
- Food safety law & practice
- Environmental management
- Understanding the research process
- Health & safety law in practice
- Public health
- Housing law & practice
- Professional interventions food
- Environmental control strategies
- Honours project
- Sensible risk management
- Professional practice
- Housing policy & practice
Minimum 104 UCAS points, or equivalent. GCSE English Language, Maths and Science at Grade C or above.
Applicants who have not attained these will have the opportunity to complete the necessary qualifications alongside their apprenticeship, as it will form part of the apprenticeship assessment requirements. Previous employment experience will be considered for recognition of prior learning.
how does the degree apprenticeship work
This is a 4-year course, delivered over 48 months. A blended learning approach will be adopted to enable attendance for off the job learning to be restricted to one-day per week with four days spent with the employer undertaking on the job training.
All apprenticeships in England are required to include an End-point Assessment (EPA) to test that apprentices have demonstrated all the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for full occupational competence as specified in the nationally approved Apprenticeship Standard. As this is an Integrated Apprenticeship, Leeds Beckett University will also be the end-point assessment organisation.
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A downloadable PDF of course details.
The Degree Apprenticeship in Environmental Health allows employers to meet their succession planning needs with all the cost paid by the Apprenticeship Levy. It provides a fast and effective route to career progression for new and existing staff culminating in the CIEH Accredited BSc (Hons) Environmental Health Degree Apprenticeship. Leeds Beckett University will support employers to devise and manage the work-based element of the apprenticeship.
- Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer confirming the apprenticeship and standard being undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involved in the apprenticeship
- Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role
- The employer will be responsible for recruitment of degree apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our web site
- The employer will provide paid time off for on-campus study
- Apprentices are required to undergo structured work experience to work towards the attainment of the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health degree
- Apprentices require a mentor in the workplace who will oversee their learning and coordinate with the University
If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% costs.
For further information on apprenticeship funding visit the Government website.
For further information on the Environmental Health Degree Apprenticeship Standards visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website.
Applications for Apprenticeship Courses starting in September 2021
Please note: We will be closing the application window for courses on the 31 July 2021. Please make sure all applications are received by this deadline as we cannot guarantee a place on one of our apprenticeships after this date.
If you are an employer who is undertaking a recruitment process and will not have a person in post by the deadline, please contact the apprenticeship team to discuss further.
If you are an applicant that will be waiting for your exam results please also contact the apprenticeship team and we can advise on steps you need to take.