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MSc Land And Ecological Restoration

Level 7 • Full-time • Eden Project


Human activities are responsible for historical and ongoing damage to our planet and the services it performs for us. As the human population grows, so does the imperative not just to mitigate against further deterioration but to actively seek to restore and recover damaged and destroyed habitats to achieve environmental growth. MSc Land and Ecological Restoration aims to develop a holistic understanding of the process of restoring degraded sites and ecosystems. You will learn how to identify restoration priorities, engage stakeholders, plan, implement and monitor programmes of restoration, evaluate the success of activities, and plan aftercare. The course places a particular emphasis on ecological restoration as ‘the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.’ You will develop a thorough understanding of the theoretical framework underpinning practical techniques together with the project management and employability competencies necessary to lead and contribute to restoration activities in the UK and abroad. The course is taught at Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project – a world-famous example of the successful restoration of post-industrial land, located within an area of active China clay extraction in the English county with the greatest proportion of ‘derelict’ land. You will have access to unique facilities at Eden – including Europe’s largest indoor rainforest, constructed soils, laboratories, teaching spaces, IT suite and learning centre and you will benefit from access to facilities at other Cornwall College campuses and at University of Plymouth. There is a large emphasis on fieldwork with visits to local restoration sites varying in scale from small nature reserves, through ongoing restoration by companies and government agencies, to large scale EU funded infrastructure projects that have transformed communities. During the course you will also have the unique opportunity to visit one of the Eden Project’s international development sites, such as Eden Qingdao – the Eden Project’s new site in China. You will contribute to site survey, assessment and restoration of reclaimed and environmentally-damaged land and learn the techniques used by Eden’s partners in the creation of new visitor attractions. With case studies and live employer briefs you will have ample opportunity to apply your learning and on graduation be well placed to progress to PhD research or enter an international labour market. Key principles and standards developed by professional bodies including the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) are embedded in the programme to prepare you for professional recognition.

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MSc Land And Ecological Restoration

Level 7 • Part-time • Eden Project


Human activities are responsible for historical and ongoing damage to our planet and the services it performs for us. As the human population grows, so does the imperative not just to mitigate against further deterioration but to actively seek to restore and recover damaged and destroyed habitats to achieve environmental growth. MSc Land and Ecological Restoration aims to develop a holistic understanding of the process of restoring degraded sites and ecosystems. You will learn how to identify restoration priorities, engage stakeholders, plan, implement and monitor programmes of restoration, evaluate the success of activities, and plan aftercare. The course places a particular emphasis on ecological restoration as ‘the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.’ You will develop a thorough understanding of the theoretical framework underpinning practical techniques together with the project management and employability competencies necessary to lead and contribute to restoration activities in the UK and abroad. The course is taught at Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project – a world-famous example of the successful restoration of post-industrial land, located within an area of active China clay extraction in the English county with the greatest proportion of ‘derelict’ land. You will have access to unique facilities at Eden – including Europe’s largest indoor rainforest, constructed soils, laboratories, teaching spaces, IT suite and learning centre and you will benefit from access to facilities at other Cornwall College campuses and at University of Plymouth. There is a large emphasis on fieldwork with visits to local restoration sites varying in scale from small nature reserves, through ongoing restoration by companies and government agencies, to large scale EU funded infrastructure projects that have transformed communities. During the course you will also have the unique opportunity to visit one of the Eden Project’s international development sites, such as Eden Qingdao – the Eden Project’s new site in China. You will contribute to site survey, assessment and restoration of reclaimed and environmentally-damaged land and learn the techniques used by Eden’s partners in the creation of new visitor attractions. With case studies and live employer briefs you will have ample opportunity to apply your learning and on graduation be well placed to progress to PhD research or enter an international labour market. Key principles and standards developed by professional bodies including the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) are embedded in the programme to prepare you for professional recognition.

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BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


This honours degree final year is designed for people with a strong interest in the environment who would like to develop their scientific skills and knowledge base. You can progress to this one-year programme once you have successfully completed a science-related foundation degree or equivalent qualification. As part of this programme you will choose optional modules which allow you to specialise in your particular areas of interest choosing from wildlife crime; environmental economics and sustainability; environmental investigation; and environmental strategy and marketing. You will also design and carry out a research project in which you will investigate specific aspects of the environment. You will study a core module in environmental impact assessment and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This programme will also provide you with an insight into the business world and the practices of organisations involved in environmental work.

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Gamekeeping Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Creating and maintaining good, healthy habitats which are beneficial to all wildlife is at the heart of a gamekeeper’s job. Gamekeeping has changed significantly over the years and while you will still be responsible for the husbandry of both reared and wild game for shooting, your time will also be spent helping to shape the countryside and protecting its species. If you love working outdoors, care about the countryside and the environment, and would like to make significant contributions to the biodiversity and conservation of rare species, then why not join the 5,000 full-time gamekeepers currently employed in the UK. British gamekeepers currently manage approximately 7.3 million hectares of the land in the UK and work closely with farm managers and foresters to help conserve both game and wildlife, using economically viable estate management policies.

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Eco Friendly Floristry

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


This course follows on from the knowledge you have learnt from the Introduction Eco Friendly course. It will expand your knowledge by looking at different ways to create designs without the use of any floral foam, and explain how to keep wastage to a bare minimum.

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Eco Friendly Floristry

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


An introduction to the small changes that can be made in the floristry industry to help become as eco-friendly as possible. This course will be taught on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 3.30pm

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Forest School Leadership Certificate

Level 3 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Our Level 3 Forest School Leadership Certificate has been designed to provide you with the practical skills, knowledge of learning and development theory, and the essential woodland ecology and management understanding needed to plan and deliver forest school programmes. This qualification prepares you to plan and deliver forest school activities for children, young people or adults in an outdoor learning environment. Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualification required to gain employment as a forest school leader, in a school environment with outdoor education providers or as an independent practitioner. You will gain understanding of the principles of forest school and the skills required for facilitating outdoor activities using a forest school approach. Outdoor First Aid Training and a Beach School Training Day are included in the cost of this course.

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