|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||3 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||5 x 5 hours of practicals/visits during semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Landscape character assessment report.||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Planning policy report.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify, and justify their choice of, the key components that contribute to the landscape character of an area.
2. Undertake a landscape character assessment using an established methodology.
3. Provide, and justify, recommendations for the protection and enhancement of landscape character utilising a range of appropriate mechanisms.
4. Evaluate and apply the appropriate planning policies and tools for development control and the protection and enhancement of landscape character.
5. Make effective use of GIS to present and analyse spatial information.
This practical and vocational module will provide students with a background in landscape classification and evaluation and in the planning system. Students will carry out landscape classification and planning assessment exercises according to established methodologies. Students will be encouraged to devise multi-disciplinary strategies for landscape protection and enhancemen,t and practical skills of analysis, interpretation, evaluation and report preparation will be developed. An important component of this module will be the development of skills in use of GIS as a tool for presenting and analysing information at the landscape scale.
Identifying forces for change in the landscape.
Methods for landscape characterisation.
Mechanisms and opportunities for landscape protection and enhancement.
The evolution of the planning system.
Planning policy and guidance.
Development control and planning tools.
Use of GIS for the presentation and analysis of spatial information
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Coursework involves production of a report to established industry formats.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance|
|Information Technology||Extensive use of I.T. is made as part of data gathering and presentation. Students will be instructed in, and will be expected to make use of software such as Google Earth to display spatial information.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Experience of this subject area will provide students with vocational skills and an awareness of specific vocational pathways.|
|Problem solving||Collection, interpretation and presentation of material requires students to overcome the difficulty of integrating material from a range of sources.|
|Research skills||Use of GIS within landscape assessment.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Landscape character assessment is an evolving discipline directly applied in management of the countryside.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5