Endorsing public health through
a new qualification, New Professional Pathway
Truro College is the first in the country to have Chartered
Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) accreditation for
its Foundation Degree, (FdSc) Public Health pathway on to
the final year of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff
(UWIC) BSc Hons in Public Health (Environmental Health).
Sue Nicholas, Programme Leader for Public Health said: "It is an important step in educational provision for
the South West. This course can be studied locally and is
for those who wish to make a contribution to the public health
agenda, by studying the environmental impact on both individual
and community health."
Dr Tanya Hope, Higher Education Development Leader added: "Having public sector endorsement for the FdSc Public
Health pathway provides a genuine and positive example of
how a Foundation Degree can combine the academic rigour of
an HE qualification and the vocational needs of employers.
We have had a lot of interest from county and district council
Environmental Health Officers (EHO) who require a CIEH approved
qualification in order to practice and progress. We can now
offer this opportunity, which can only benefit Public Health
professions in the South West."
Foundation Degree programmes are offered at Truro College
as part of the CUC initiative and these are validated by the
University of Plymouth. The collaboration with UWIC for the
FdSc Public Health sector endorsed pathway offers students
the opportunity to continue their studies on to a full CIEH
accredited degree in a University nationally renowned for
its provision in environmental health training.
For further information contact Jean Mooney of Cornwall College
on 01872 267198 or email: email@example.com.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the CUC through both
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European
Social Fund (ESF).
From left to right: Dr
Tanya Hope, Higher Education Development Leader; Justine Wadge,
Senior Environmental Health Officer; Andrew Curnin, Senior
Programme Director in BSc Public Health; Paul Belcher, Head
of Centre of Environmental Science of EWIC; Carlene Thomas,
Chair CIEH Panel; Tony Lewis, Principal Education Officer
at CIEH; Sue Nicholas, Programme Manager for FsSc Public Health;
Nick Bannister, CIEH Panel; Rod Bassett, Environmental Health
Officer Kerrier; Chris Day, CIEH Panel.
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439
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