Environmental Practitioner Apprenticeship

Keele University are leading the sector in sustainability. Launching in September 2022, the Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship allows participants to develop a deep understanding of natural science disciplines. The programme is designed to teach the expertise required to address many of the key environmental challenges in organisations.

Duration: 4 to 5 years, depending on preference.

Qualification: BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Practitioner).

Application: We typically require applications 6 weeks before programme starts.

The apprenticeship is focused on ensuring businesses are equipped for environmental challenges. Participants develop a range of transferable and practical skills that can be implemented in their organisation. This could be field work, research, laboratory analysis, or understanding statistics and handling data. The programme learning has been designed to provide solutions to real world environmental issues and covers topics such as.

  • Ecology.
  • Pollution.
  • Water quality assessment and management.
  • Soil survey and evaluation.
  • Environmental impact assessment.
  • Climate change.

Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)

The apprenticeship integrates a range of modules to build theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills and experience.

Examples of indicative modules include.

  • Introductory geoscience.
  • Ecology and habitats.
  • Introductory environmental chemistry.
  • Academic and field skills and business environmental practises.
  • Geoscience and society.
  • Extinction and survival.
  • Human impacts on the environment.
  • Environmental impact assessment.
  • Environmental analytical methods.
  • Ecotoxicology and risk assessment.
  • Dissertation.

Apprentices have the option to choose specialist modules in the final year of learning.

To complete an apprenticeship, you must be employed in an organisation with your employer's support. We typically require apprentice applications 6 weeks before programme starts and by undertaking an apprenticeship, you commit to completing the End Point Assessment (EPA).

The Environmental Practitioner Apprenticeship typically requires.

  • Three A-levels at grades BBC, or equivalent such as BTEC Nationals.
  • GCSE Maths and English, Grade C (4) or equivalent.

We will work in partnership with you to ensure you are supported throughout the apprenticeship process.

  • Our Business Engagement Manager will provide tailored support and offer guidance on applying for an apprenticeship at Keele University, direction on eligibility and contracting, or any other questions you may have.
  • This relationship does not stop once you start an apprenticeship at Keele University. We also have dedicated Work-Based Learning Officers to guide you through the apprenticeship when you are studying on one of our programmes.
  • We offer a personalised approach to apprentices, ensuring you have the assistance you need from Keele University as your Training Provider, every step of the way.

Why Keele University?

Keele University is proud to offer a variety of apprenticeships across different sectors and specialisms.
Our apprenticeship approach has been praised by Ofsted (Monitoring Visit, June 2021) and we have a growing portfolio of apprenticeship programmes, based on employer needs through consultation.