Course Brief

The course aims to:a)    Introduce the concept of environmental management and establish its relationship with occupational safety and health;b)    Examine the environmental management strategies available to  organisations both nationally and internationally;c)    Explore the concept of sustainability and examine its relationship with industry;d)     Examine the national and international administrative and legal controls of environmental pollutants.

  • This course is offered in 36 hours

At the end of the course, the student will:

a)    recognise the importance of organisations having a robust and effective environmental management strategy;

b)    be familiar with the relevant national and international environmental strategies;

c)    understand how implementation  of environmental management strategies can be successfully undertaken;

d)    appreciate the origins and importance of sustainability and its influence on work activities;

e)    recognise the role of national and international administrative and legislative controls in respect of environmental protection.

Sustainability:  Origins/concept/definitions (Brundtland Report), recent developments at international and national levels, issues of implantation/ the local dimension.  Sustainability and policy process: the environmental debate, planning as a control and policy process, broader environmental policy and control mechanisms including environmental health.

The concepts, theory and application of environmental strategy.  Approaches to environmental management, ISO 14000 and other national and international standards.

Environmental assessment.  Derelict land and contaminated land; development and the suitable for use approach versus the multi-functionality approach; proactive and reactive intervention; traditional and novel remediation methods.

Statutory and Administrative Control :

Control of environmental pollutants by legislative and other non-technical means – authorisations to discharge, licensing schemes, etc.

 

The learning time for a 15 credit level 3 course is approximately 150 hours, and as the course is studied in distance learning mode, this will be largely student centred.

Students will receive comprehensive study materials. There will also be at least one intensive study school, which will adopt a problem solving approach to the subject.

Method of AssessmentWeighting (%)Pass Mark
Assignment5040
Examination5040
  • BSc.(Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (Top-Up)

    Across the world there is increasing demand for qualified and professional safety and hygiene personnel. Their roles and responsibilities now often encompass environmental issues. This top-up programme in Occupational Health and Safety is a novel approach to delivering HSE training and will allow a wider range of applicants to gain access to this growing field of employment.

    This programme, delivered by lecturers at SBCS with industry expertise and awarded by the University of Greenwich, is currently the only programme offered locally accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Graduates will be eligible to apply for graduate membership from IOSH.

    At SBCS we focus on -

    • Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
    • Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.

    Highlights at a glance -

    • Final Year (Top-up)
    • IOSH Accredited (Global Recognition and Portability)
    • Multiple Entry Paths
    • Multiple Campuses
    • Expert Lecturers