NQ Environmental Science and Sustainability SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This is a hands-on course where you will develop practical investigative and experimental skills across a range of topics.

You will develop a scientific understanding of environmental issues and will have the opportunity to investigate key areas of the 
living environment.

Throughout this course you will develop key employability skills in the conservation, sustainability, science, and land-based industries.

You will develop problem solving skills in an environmental context both through team working and independent working.

Entry requirements

  • Four National 5’s at BBDD or above OR
  • A relevant SCQF Level 5 course or equivalent. 
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

Course content includes:

  • Design landscaped areas
  • Earth resources
  • Living environment
  • Living organisms
  • Soils and plant nutrition
  • Managing and maintaining an environmental area
  • Survey and report on the condition of the environment
  • Chemistry in Life
  • Sustainable food production


You may wish to purchase relevant textbooks. If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

PPE and equipment will be provided.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

This is a practical based course delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

Full Time: 1 year
Part Time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.
Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may wish to progress onto the HNC Applied sciences at UHI Moray or the Environmental Science degree within UHI.

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Apply for NQ Environmental Science and Sustainability SCQF Level 6

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.