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Environmental Science Level 3

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WJEC is pleased to announce the development of two exciting new level 3 qualifications in Environmental Science. These qualifications will be available for first teaching in England and Wales from September 2015:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Environmental Science QAN 601/4550/X
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Environmental Science QAN 601/4551/1

The Diploma requires 360 guided learning hours of teaching (equivalent to one GCE A level) while the Extended Diploma requires 720 guided learning hours (equivalent to two GCE A level). Both qualifications will be included in the summer 2017 performance tables (England) and attract UCAS points.

Want to know more? Please read Frequently Asked Questions.

Key documents:

Environmental Science Level 3 Diploma Specification

Environmental Science Level 3 Extended Diploma Specification

Environmental Science Level 3 Diploma Specimen Assessment Materials

Environmental Science Level 3 Extended Diploma Specimen Assessment Materials

Environmental Science Level 3 Controlled Assessment Material 

Environmental Science Level 3 Resources

Statement of purpose 

Statement of Purpose WJEC Diploma in Environmental Science

Statement of Purpose WJEC Extended Diploma in Environmental Science

Higher Education

The following Universities have submitted letters of support which confirm they agreed to accept this qualification within a learner's portfolio for entry onto Environmental Science and/or other related courses.

Letters of support

Key Dates

  • Environmental science pre-release for Unit 4 will be avilable - 10th May
  • Environmental science Units 1,3,6,7+8 samples and marks are to be submitted by the 15th May
  • Environmental science Units 2,5+9 work should be sent to an examiner by the 15th May.

Internal Assessment Mark Input System

Please note that the marks for the internal assessments/controlled assessments are to be submitted via the Internal Assessment Mark Input System (IAMIS) on the secure website. The work should be despatched to moderators by the 15th May. For further information, please refer to theInternal Assessment Manual.


May 2018

The Pre-release material for unit 4 Environmental science is now available. Click here

Continuing Professional Development

We are holding a series of CPD courses from the autumn term to support teachers delivering Level 3 Environmental Science. Book your place by clicking the course link below:

WJEC Level 3 Environmental Science - Autumn 2016

Online CPD Webinars- Environmental Science

Click on the image below to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

To view the webinar you will need:

  • An up to date browser, such as Internet Explorer 8 (or later)
  • Adobe Connect and an Adobe plug-in installed
  • Use this link to download the software needed

  • (Please contact your IT Technician if you do not have the rights for your PC to install software)

For further information, please contact:

Llinos Wood - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5384
Email Llinos

Sarah Price - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5103
Email Sarah

Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024
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