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Ecology

About the Ecology Diploma

The course is designed to offer an in-depth look at how plants and animals react with their environment. Ecology is a type of biology thatenables us to understand patterns in nature and environmental problems.

This qualification explores the balance of ecosystems, helping you to identify how different living creatures work together. Modules focus on topics including the evolutionary process, and how to analyse types of climate, fungi and land formations. learndirect’s ecology course covers everything from mountains and rivers, to the role of coral reefs. You’ll learn more about global warming, with the opportunity to study the ozone layer, glaciers and greenhouse gases.

Our ecology course is entirely online, and you’ll benefit from the support of a personal tutor via phone, email and Skype. PEARL, our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) makes it simple to access your study materials 24/7. You can connect with likeminded students and even track your progress all in one place.

Who should study this course?

Ecology courses are ideal for anyone who is passionate about the environment, with the ambition to build a career in the industry. This qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you have reached a level of knowledge that can be successfully applied toa range of projects. No previous experience is necessary to get started.

What happens after the course?

Once you have finished your distance learning course, you’ll have developed a variety of transferable skills, including the ability to make connections between data. Home study will also give you the confidence to research independently and write reports.

Short courses in ecology are a great way to find out more about the field and discover where your interests lie. Most people in the industry go on to specialise in one area. You could work towards further qualifications or a degree in ecology at university.

Careers options include working as a:

  • Ecology consultant
  • Botanist
  • Researcher

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Ecosystems and populations

The development of life

Animals, parasites and endangered species

Fungi, tundra and rain forest

Mountains, rivers and deserts

Shallow waters

The greenhouse effect, the ozone layer, poisons and waste materials

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to ÂŁ30.00).

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Ecology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Ecology

About the Ecology Diploma

The course is designed to offer an in-depth look at how plants and animals react with their environment. Ecology is a type of biology thatenables us to understand patterns in nature and environmental problems.

This qualification explores the balance of ecosystems, helping you to identify how different living creatures work together. Modules focus on topics including the evolutionary process, and how to analyse types of climate, fungi and land formations. learndirect’s ecology course covers everything from mountains and rivers, to the role of coral reefs. You’ll learn more about global warming, with the opportunity to study the ozone layer, glaciers and greenhouse gases.

Our ecology course is entirely online, and you’ll benefit from the support of a personal tutor via phone, email and Skype. PEARL, our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) makes it simple to access your study materials 24/7. You can connect with likeminded students and even track your progress all in one place.

Who should study this course?

Ecology courses are ideal for anyone who is passionate about the environment, with the ambition to build a career in the industry. This qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you have reached a level of knowledge that can be successfully applied toa range of projects. No previous experience is necessary to get started.

What happens after the course?

Once you have finished your distance learning course, you’ll have developed a variety of transferable skills, including the ability to make connections between data. Home study will also give you the confidence to research independently and write reports.

Short courses in ecology are a great way to find out more about the field and discover where your interests lie. Most people in the industry go on to specialise in one area. You could work towards further qualifications or a degree in ecology at university.

Careers options include working as a:

  • Ecology consultant
  • Botanist
  • Researcher

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Ecosystems and populations

The development of life

Animals, parasites and endangered species

Fungi, tundra and rain forest

Mountains, rivers and deserts

Shallow waters

The greenhouse effect, the ozone layer, poisons and waste materials

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to ÂŁ30.00).

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Ecology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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