Marine Biology Diploma

Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
Course summary
150 hours
105.83 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Professional Training
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Course description

The Marine Biology Diploma Course begins with an introduction to the subject, its subfields, interrelationship with other disciplines and the main roles and responsibilities of a marine biologist. You’ll discover theories that aim to explain the formation of the Earth’s oceans and the development of the earliest life forms and explore the physical and chemical properties that enable the marine environment to support life.

We’ll observe marine diversity, beginning with organisms that are invisible to the naked eye, yet are essential to the oceans and contribute to the planet’s oxygen production. You’ll learn about marine invertebrates - how they are classified and how they’ve evolved to survive in the ocean - and marine vertebrates, including birds, fishes, reptiles, and marine mammals, and how they have adapted to ocean life.

You’ll learn about marine ecology - exploring the different ecosystems and habitats that exist within the marine environment, the populations and communities and the interactions that take place between them and their environment, and the food chain of marine organisms and its impact on the structure and productivity of the global system.

Finally, the course looks at the impact humanity has had on the marine environment. We’ll look at human activities such as overfishing, the introduction of invasive species, and different types of pollution. The course explains how the climate crisis impacts the ocean and the adaptation and survival of marine life, and what is being done to protect, recover, and conserve marine ecosystems and ensure the sustainable use of its resources.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of marine biology
  • Get to know the living organisms of the oceans
  • Become familiar with marine ecosystems and habitats
  • Understand the impact humans have had on the marine environment

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The Marine Biology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

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 their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them 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.

Training Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Marine Biology

Module 2: The Origin of the Oceans

Module 3: Characteristics of the Marine Environment

Module 4: Marine Microbes

Module 5: Marine Invertebrates

Module 6: Marine Vertebrates

Module 7: Marine Ecosystems

Module 8: Marine Populations and Communities

Module 9: Food Web Interactions

Module 10: Human Impact on Marine Ecosystems

Module 11: The Oceans and Climate Change

Module 12: Marine Conservation

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