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Degree Apprenticeship: BSc (Hons)

Environmental Health

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.

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Environmental Health

Course Overview

  • Attendance


    Part Time
  • Duration


    4 Years
  • Venue


    City Campus
  • Cost


    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.

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WHAT MODULES CAN I STUDY?

You will study a range of relevant modules designed to give you the skills needed for a career as an Environmental Health Practitioner.

Year one

  • Food science & control
  • Environmental Science
  • News & developing practitioner
  • Law & safety management
  • Psychosocial context of health
  • Introduction to housing

Year two and three

  • Food safety law & practice
  • Environmental management
  • Understanding the research process
  • Health & safety law in practice
  • Public health
  • Housing law & practice

Year four

  • Professional interventions food
  • Environmental control strategies
  • Honours project
  • Sensible risk management
  • Professional practice
  • Housing policy & practice

Essential information

This is a four-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.

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.

Individuals

  • Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Visit our website for details of current vacancies.

Business

This is a four-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.

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.

Individuals

  • Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Visit our website for details of current vacancies.

Business

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Information for employers

Employer benefits

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.

Employer requirements

  • Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the 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
  • The apprentice must be already employed or specifically offered a position associated with the apprenticeship opportunity. In this case the employer will be responsible for the recruitment of Degree Apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website
  • The employer pays Degree Apprentices at their normal rate whilst they are studying. Apprentices must be paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role
  • Apprentices require a mentor in the workplace who will oversee their learning and coordinate with the university
  • Apprentices spend a minimum of 20% of their working hours completing study for the course

Funding

Organisations with a wage bill in excess of £3 million can fund the course fees using their Apprenticeship Levy.

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% of 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.

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