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FdA Coastal Safety Management

For 2017 start

Cornwall College Newquay LEVEL: 5 Marine & Natural Environment

This programme will provide you with a detailed knowledge and understanding of safety on, in and around both beach and coastal environments and will be run on a reduced year from October to March, to allow you to undertake CPD or work through the busiest seasons.

During the programme you will gain an understanding of: oceanography and how this affects the coastal environment and associated businesses and activities; how to work with a variety of different agencies and services and how leadership and decision making are integral to safe and effective operations working in this environment; how to research and plan projects and work with people from across a variety of sectors, ages and abilities and how this might impact on the coastal and beach environments.
The programme is based at our main Cornwall College Newquay campus and at our premises on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay. We work closely with the public services and beach owners and operators to enable you to network with prospective employers and associated workers.

This programme is taught in a variety of modes including lectures, practical sessions, workshops and block delivery both by and in industry.

Assessment is via a combination of assignments, presentations, vivas, exams, case studies and practical work.

Possible careers available with this qualification

  • Activity Centre Management
  • Public Services
  • Events
  • Environmental and Sustainable Marine Business

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 6CB2
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Course Fee (per annum): £7500
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

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Indicative Modules Year 1

- Scientific Techniques

- Oceanography & Meteorology

- Water Safety Management

- Leadership & Decision Making

- Personal & Employability Skills Development

- Enterprise, Events & Expeditions

Indicative Modules Year 2

- Individual Research Project

- Applications of Oceanography

- Multiple Agency Working

- Coastal Safety Management in Practice

- Risk & Incident Management

- Environmental Impact Assessment

*Modules are subject to change and availability


FdA Coastal Safety Management

Start Date





2 years full-time

Extra Information

Annual tuition fee is £7500

FdA Coastal Safety Management

Start Date





3 years part-time

Extra Information

Annual tuition fee is £5000

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information