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Ecology

Overview

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: 0800 101 901

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 £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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: 0800 101 901

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 £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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