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Overview

About the Level 3 Meteorology Certificate

Meteorology is defined as the science of the atmosphere. Meteorologists study atmospheric phenomena and the effect that the atmosphere has on our weather. By using a number of tools – such as thermometers, barometers and anemometers – meteorologists are able to collect information about the weather and use these to predict the forecast.

This Level 3 distance learning course offers learndirect students a fascinating insight in to the world of meteorology. The engaging e-learning material has been spread over seven individual modules and should take around 110 hours to complete. During the course of their studies, students will learn about everything from the atmosphere and weather patterns to climate change.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed as an introduction to meteorology and is a perfect starting point for those who plan to study the subject to a higher level. The course is also suitable for those who have a general interest in meteorology and the weather.

As with many of the online courses we offer at learndirect, there are no prerequisites to fulfil before enrolment. All students need is a way to access our home study materials, an interest in meteorology, and the motivation to study independently.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of the course, students will have a fundamental understanding of what meteorology is and how it works. This knowledge will provide a firm foundation for further academic study in this area.

To become a meteorologist, students will first need an appropriate degree. This could be in an area such as physics, maths or geography. Students who continue to study meteorology and obtain the correct qualifications will be able to apply for the following roles:

  • Meteorologist
  • Weather presenter
  • Scientist

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

Modules

Earth as a planet

  • Definitions
  • The Solar System
  • The Seasons, Night and Day
  • Time
  • The Moon and Tides
  • Eclipses

The atmosphere

  • The Organisation of the Atmosphere
  • The Tropical Atmosphere
  • The Mid-Latitude Atmosphere

Weather patterns

  • Synoptic Maps
  • Weather Processes
  • Cloud Types

Weather patterns (cont.)

  • Factors Affecting Pressure and Wind
  • Regional Weather Phenomena
  • The Life Cycle of a Cyclone
  • Thunderstorms
  • The Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm

Weather forecasting

  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Television Weather Casting
  • Setting Up Your Own Weather Station
  • Weather Hazards

Atmospheric pollution

  • Concentration of Pollutants
  • The Past Effects of Pollution
  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • The Ozone Layer
  • Sunspots

Climatic change

  • Methane
  • Volcanoes
  • El Nino
  • Atmospheric Cures
  • Changing Climates

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 ASET 

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 Level 3 Meteorology Certificate

Meteorology is defined as the science of the atmosphere. Meteorologists study atmospheric phenomena and the effect that the atmosphere has on our weather. By using a number of tools – such as thermometers, barometers and anemometers – meteorologists are able to collect information about the weather and use these to predict the forecast.

This Level 3 distance learning course offers learndirect students a fascinating insight in to the world of meteorology. The engaging e-learning material has been spread over seven individual modules and should take around 110 hours to complete. During the course of their studies, students will learn about everything from the atmosphere and weather patterns to climate change.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed as an introduction to meteorology and is a perfect starting point for those who plan to study the subject to a higher level. The course is also suitable for those who have a general interest in meteorology and the weather.

As with many of the online courses we offer at learndirect, there are no prerequisites to fulfil before enrolment. All students need is a way to access our home study materials, an interest in meteorology, and the motivation to study independently.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of the course, students will have a fundamental understanding of what meteorology is and how it works. This knowledge will provide a firm foundation for further academic study in this area.

To become a meteorologist, students will first need an appropriate degree. This could be in an area such as physics, maths or geography. Students who continue to study meteorology and obtain the correct qualifications will be able to apply for the following roles:

  • Meteorologist
  • Weather presenter
  • Scientist

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

Modules

Earth as a planet

  • Definitions
  • The Solar System
  • The Seasons, Night and Day
  • Time
  • The Moon and Tides
  • Eclipses

The atmosphere

  • The Organisation of the Atmosphere
  • The Tropical Atmosphere
  • The Mid-Latitude Atmosphere

Weather patterns

  • Synoptic Maps
  • Weather Processes
  • Cloud Types

Weather patterns (cont.)

  • Factors Affecting Pressure and Wind
  • Regional Weather Phenomena
  • The Life Cycle of a Cyclone
  • Thunderstorms
  • The Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm

Weather forecasting

  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Television Weather Casting
  • Setting Up Your Own Weather Station
  • Weather Hazards

Atmospheric pollution

  • Concentration of Pollutants
  • The Past Effects of Pollution
  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • The Ozone Layer
  • Sunspots

Climatic change

  • Methane
  • Volcanoes
  • El Nino
  • Atmospheric Cures
  • Changing Climates

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 ASET 

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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