Meteorology Online Course

Meteorology

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 7 units
  • 105 guided learning hours

Meteorology

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 Stonebridge College 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 Stonebridge, 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: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Meteorology Certificate

Meteorology Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Meteorology Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 3 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 by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

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'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).

Meteorology

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 Stonebridge College 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 Stonebridge, 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: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Meteorology Certificate

Meteorology Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Meteorology Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges 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 3 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 by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

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'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).

Fees

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