Course Information

GCE A2 in Environmental Technology (QCF)

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 16:00–20:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 4
Total Hours: 120
Fee: 221
Reduced Fee: £137.00
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Brendan.McDevitt@swc.ac.uk

Description

GCE Environmental Technology has two levels: AS and A2. Students can choose to take the AS course as a stand-alone qualification without progressing to A2. To obtain the full A Level qualification, they must complete the A2 course.

Course Content

  • Unit A2 1 looks at a range of new and existing technologies and management systems that have the potential to support society’s move toward a more sustainable way of living. Students will examine waste management processes (including bioremediation) and using low-carbon sources for society’s transport needs. They also consider the theory and practice behind enhancing the environmental performance of buildings. We assess their work by written examination.
  • In Unit A2 2, students choose a local building to assess, using the nine elements of the Code for Sustainable Homes. They produce a technical report, including a commentary on how to improve the energy efficiency of the building.