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Genetics

About the Level 4 Genetics Certificate

Our genetics make us who we are. Our hair colour, eye colour, height, weight and individual abilities can all be attributed, at least in some part, to genetics. Nowadays, scientists have even begun to use specific genetic information to identify ways to diagnose, treat and prevent certain illnesses and diseases.

Students who study genetics to a high level are likely to open many door for themselves, and this distance learning course is the perfect place to start. Our students will embark on modules which focus on subjects such as variation, randomness, adaptation and vulnerability. This knowledge will provide students with a good grounding for further study.

Who should study this course?

This learndirect course has been specifically tailored towards those interested in studying genetics at a higher level. It is also suitable for those who already work in the healthcare sector and want to broaden their understanding of human genetics.

This home study qualification is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of genetics. This means that there are no prerequisites to worry about before enrolling. All we ask is that our students have a way to access our online course materials.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this home learning programme, students will have a basic understanding what genetics are and how they affect us. After graduating from learndirect, student may decide to embark on further distance learning courses, or even progress to university.

If learners continue studying genetics to an advanced level, they will have a world of opportunities at their doorstep. Those with knowledge in this area could find work in the following job roles:

  • Geneticist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer

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

Variation

Randomness

Adaptation

Vulnerability

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 £30.00).

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 4 Genetics 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 4 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.

Genetics

About the Level 4 Genetics Certificate

Our genetics make us who we are. Our hair colour, eye colour, height, weight and individual abilities can all be attributed, at least in some part, to genetics. Nowadays, scientists have even begun to use specific genetic information to identify ways to diagnose, treat and prevent certain illnesses and diseases.

Students who study genetics to a high level are likely to open many door for themselves, and this distance learning course is the perfect place to start. Our students will embark on modules which focus on subjects such as variation, randomness, adaptation and vulnerability. This knowledge will provide students with a good grounding for further study.

Who should study this course?

This learndirect course has been specifically tailored towards those interested in studying genetics at a higher level. It is also suitable for those who already work in the healthcare sector and want to broaden their understanding of human genetics.

This home study qualification is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of genetics. This means that there are no prerequisites to worry about before enrolling. All we ask is that our students have a way to access our online course materials.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this home learning programme, students will have a basic understanding what genetics are and how they affect us. After graduating from learndirect, student may decide to embark on further distance learning courses, or even progress to university.

If learners continue studying genetics to an advanced level, they will have a world of opportunities at their doorstep. Those with knowledge in this area could find work in the following job roles:

  • Geneticist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer

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

Modules

Variation

Randomness

Adaptation

Vulnerability

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).

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 4 Genetics 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 4 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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