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Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

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Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key points

  • Prepare for a fulfilling career in sustainable wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship
  • Achieve a Level 3 Diploma qualification
  • Start and study at any time
  • Provides UCAS Tariff Points

About your Course  

This Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management will show you how soil is the basis for all wildlife conservation, and how important soil, vegetation and the climate are for wildlife conservation and biodiversity. 
 
During the qualification you will study:
 
  • The ecological concepts and functions important to conservation
  • The role of biodiversity and how it can be managed
  • The methods and techniques used to sustainably manage wildlife populations
  • The biodiversity-based economy and how this can contribute to addressing modern global challenges related to socio-economics
All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!
 

UCAS Status

Learners looking to go to university or continue their training at a Higher Education (HE) provider after completing one of our Level 3 animal courses will benefit from UCAS Points.

All our Level 3 animal qualifications are allocated a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, ranging from 8 to 48 points. These are used to meet entry requirements for higher education establishments. So, if you are keen to pursue the next stage of your career, this Level 3 course will help you achieve it.

UCAS Logo

 

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 
 
The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.
 
What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.
 

For over 25 years, our training partner, African Insight Academy has been working closely with international and local schools, universities and colleges to develop and facilitate meaningful hands-on field trips, internships and volunteer projects that give people a once-in-a-lifetime African wildlife, conservation and authentic cultural experience, hosting over 12,000 students to date. 

Adventure travel is supposed to be challenging! However, regardless of your age, destination or chosen activity, your safety must be of paramount importance. Our training partner holds a British Standards Institute BS8848 health and safety accreditation which is specifically designed for adventurous activities abroad.

Modules

Unit 1: The Role of Soil and Rock in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
On completing this first unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand why wildlife conservation and biodiversity management starts with the soil
  • Understand rock types and how they affect soil composition
  • Understand the rock cycle
  • Understand the process by which soil is made
  • Understand the role and mechanisms of weathering and erosion
Unit 2: The Role of Vegetation and Climate in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
On completing this second unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand how the climate affects soil and vegetation
  • Understand the role of vegetation in soil conservation
  • Understand plant succession and climax vegetation
  • Understand the influence of soil and climate in determining vegetation types
  • Understand the concept of ‘invasive alien vegetation’ and its implications for wildlife conservation and biodiversity
Unit 3: Principles of Conservation Ecology
On completing this third unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand ecology in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand ecosystems in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand ecosystem services in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand trophic levels, the energy cycle, food chains and food webs in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand ecological niche in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
Unit 4: The Role of Biodiversity
On completing this fourth unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand the pivotal role of biodiversity in the natural world
  • Understand how biodiversity can be lost and what actions might be taken to protect biodiversity
  • Understand how animals and plants relate and communicate with each other
  • Understand how ecosystems interconnect and support life
  • Understand how biodiversity contributes to the resilience of ecosystems
Unit 5: Principles of Biodiversity Management
On completing this fifth unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand open and closed natural systems
  • Understand succession and the factors which influence it
  • Understand cumulative change and its impact on biodiversity
  • Understand how the vegetation of a closed system determines the wildlife the system can sustain
  • Understand how invasive alien plants threaten biodiversity and the management interventions which can mitigate these threats
Unit 6: Conservation, Preservation and Wildlife Management Options and Interventions
On completing this sixth unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand conservation, preservation and wildlife management
  • Understand when and why it is necessary to manage wildlife populations and the management options that are available
  • Understand factors that aid in wildlife management decision-making
  • Understand different management interventions within the different management options available
  • Understand animal behavioural ecology within population dynamics and management
Unit 7: Principles of a Biodiversity-Based Economy
On completing this seventh unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of a biodiversity-based economy
  • Understand the value of sustainable-use conservation within a biodiversity-based economy
  • Understand how management interventions can generate economic benefits
  • Understand the role of animal rights organisations within biodiversity conservation

2 Week Practical Placement 

The 2 week practical placement is undertaken at a Game Reserve in South Africa. Further information about the practical placement can be found here

Please note that the practical placement is at an additional fee, paid directly to our partner when booking the practical dates.

Entry Requirements

There are other no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners must be aged 16 and over. The course will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 1 year and students can complete the course at their own pace. 

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions here

 

To successfully gain the Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management, students must achieve 40 credits. 

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. 
This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments. 

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be awarded a Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0048/3).

Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give candidates the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in their career and/or into higher level study. This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Careers

The Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management is ideal if you’re interested in working in a career related to wildlife conservation and biodiversity management, or if you currently work in the industry and would like a qualification to top up your knowledge. 

This qualification will support your job prospects within the conservation and biodiversity management sector. After completing your qualification, you may choose to progress straight into employment, or you may choose to apply for higher level study, practical occupational training or a volunteering position.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 13th December
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 13th December

Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key points

  • Prepare for a fulfilling career in sustainable wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship
  • Achieve a Level 3 Diploma qualification
  • Start and study at any time
  • Provides UCAS Tariff Points

About your Course  

This Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management will show you how soil is the basis for all wildlife conservation, and how important soil, vegetation and the climate are for wildlife conservation and biodiversity. 
 
During the qualification you will study:
 
  • The ecological concepts and functions important to conservation
  • The role of biodiversity and how it can be managed
  • The methods and techniques used to sustainably manage wildlife populations
  • The biodiversity-based economy and how this can contribute to addressing modern global challenges related to socio-economics
All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!
 

UCAS Status

Learners looking to go to university or continue their training at a Higher Education (HE) provider after completing one of our Level 3 animal courses will benefit from UCAS Points.

All our Level 3 animal qualifications are allocated a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, ranging from 8 to 48 points. These are used to meet entry requirements for higher education establishments. So, if you are keen to pursue the next stage of your career, this Level 3 course will help you achieve it.

UCAS Logo

 

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 
 
The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.
 
What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.
 

For over 25 years, our training partner, African Insight Academy has been working closely with international and local schools, universities and colleges to develop and facilitate meaningful hands-on field trips, internships and volunteer projects that give people a once-in-a-lifetime African wildlife, conservation and authentic cultural experience, hosting over 12,000 students to date. 

Adventure travel is supposed to be challenging! However, regardless of your age, destination or chosen activity, your safety must be of paramount importance. Our training partner holds a British Standards Institute BS8848 health and safety accreditation which is specifically designed for adventurous activities abroad.

Modules

Unit 1: The Role of Soil and Rock in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
On completing this first unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand why wildlife conservation and biodiversity management starts with the soil
  • Understand rock types and how they affect soil composition
  • Understand the rock cycle
  • Understand the process by which soil is made
  • Understand the role and mechanisms of weathering and erosion
Unit 2: The Role of Vegetation and Climate in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
On completing this second unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand how the climate affects soil and vegetation
  • Understand the role of vegetation in soil conservation
  • Understand plant succession and climax vegetation
  • Understand the influence of soil and climate in determining vegetation types
  • Understand the concept of ‘invasive alien vegetation’ and its implications for wildlife conservation and biodiversity
Unit 3: Principles of Conservation Ecology
On completing this third unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand ecology in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand ecosystems in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand ecosystem services in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand trophic levels, the energy cycle, food chains and food webs in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
  • Understand ecological niche in the context of wildlife conservation and biodiversity management
Unit 4: The Role of Biodiversity
On completing this fourth unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand the pivotal role of biodiversity in the natural world
  • Understand how biodiversity can be lost and what actions might be taken to protect biodiversity
  • Understand how animals and plants relate and communicate with each other
  • Understand how ecosystems interconnect and support life
  • Understand how biodiversity contributes to the resilience of ecosystems
Unit 5: Principles of Biodiversity Management
On completing this fifth unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand open and closed natural systems
  • Understand succession and the factors which influence it
  • Understand cumulative change and its impact on biodiversity
  • Understand how the vegetation of a closed system determines the wildlife the system can sustain
  • Understand how invasive alien plants threaten biodiversity and the management interventions which can mitigate these threats
Unit 6: Conservation, Preservation and Wildlife Management Options and Interventions
On completing this sixth unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand conservation, preservation and wildlife management
  • Understand when and why it is necessary to manage wildlife populations and the management options that are available
  • Understand factors that aid in wildlife management decision-making
  • Understand different management interventions within the different management options available
  • Understand animal behavioural ecology within population dynamics and management
Unit 7: Principles of a Biodiversity-Based Economy
On completing this seventh unit, students will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of a biodiversity-based economy
  • Understand the value of sustainable-use conservation within a biodiversity-based economy
  • Understand how management interventions can generate economic benefits
  • Understand the role of animal rights organisations within biodiversity conservation

2 Week Practical Placement 

The 2 week practical placement is undertaken at a Game Reserve in South Africa. Further information about the practical placement can be found here

Please note that the practical placement is at an additional fee, paid directly to our partner when booking the practical dates.

Entry Requirements

There are other no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners must be aged 16 and over. The course will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 1 year and students can complete the course at their own pace. 

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions here

 

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management, students must achieve 40 credits. 

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. 
This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments. 

Qualifications

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be awarded a Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/0048/3).

Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give candidates the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in their career and/or into higher level study. This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Careers

The Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management is ideal if you’re interested in working in a career related to wildlife conservation and biodiversity management, or if you currently work in the industry and would like a qualification to top up your knowledge. 

This qualification will support your job prospects within the conservation and biodiversity management sector. After completing your qualification, you may choose to progress straight into employment, or you may choose to apply for higher level study, practical occupational training or a volunteering position.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

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