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

Key Points

  • Gain the knowledge and skills for a successful career in sustainable wildlife conservation and biodiversity
  • Gain the benefits of a ZSL Fellowship
  • Complete the course at your own pace 
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning
 

About your Diploma

The Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management is the ideal qualification choice if you’re interested in conservation and how to use biodiversity management skills. The qualification is of use for those who are planning to work within the sector or for those who currently work in the industry and would like a qualification to support their existing knowledge. 
 
Over 7 units you will learn how soil is the basis for all wildlife conservation and how vegetation, the soil and the climate all impact on wildlife conservation and biodiversity. 
 
During the qualification you will study the ecological concepts and functions vital to conservation, the role of biodiversity and how it can be managed, and the methods and techniques used to sustainably manage wildlife populations. Plus, you will learn about the biodiversity-based economy and how this can aid current global challenges related to socio-economics.
 

Starting your Career

This Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management will prepare you for a rewarding career in promoting healthy, sustainable wildlife conservation and biodiversity.
 
As an online course, this Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management can be studied around your current commitments. 
 
You will be able to gain this nationally recognised qualification at a pace that suits your circumstances. So, you can start your career when you’re ready, rather than having to work to a timetable. 
 
With online courses, you can start learning from the moment you enrol.
 
Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give you the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in your 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). 
 
You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the course, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to work in the conservation and biodiversity management sector. 
 
There are flexible payment methods available, and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. 
 

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.

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

Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management. Students will gain a Level 3 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 610/0048/3.

 

Requirements for Entry

There are other no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners must be aged 16 and over.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Professional Membership

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

Learning is delivered across 7 units covering the following topics:
  • The Role of Soil and Rock in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
  • The Role of Vegetation and Climate in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
  • Principles of Conservation Ecology
  • The Role of Biodiversity
  • Principles of Biodiversity Management
  • Conservation, Preservation and Wildlife Management Options and Interventions
  • Principles of a Biodiversity-Based Economy
Unit 1: The Role of Soil and Rock in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
On completion of this unit you will:
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will:
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will:
  • 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.

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management you must achieve 40 credits.
Each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria. 

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

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

Key Points

  • Gain the knowledge and skills for a successful career in sustainable wildlife conservation and biodiversity
  • Gain the benefits of a ZSL Fellowship
  • Complete the course at your own pace 
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning
 

About your Diploma

The Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management is the ideal qualification choice if you’re interested in conservation and how to use biodiversity management skills. The qualification is of use for those who are planning to work within the sector or for those who currently work in the industry and would like a qualification to support their existing knowledge. 
 
Over 7 units you will learn how soil is the basis for all wildlife conservation and how vegetation, the soil and the climate all impact on wildlife conservation and biodiversity. 
 
During the qualification you will study the ecological concepts and functions vital to conservation, the role of biodiversity and how it can be managed, and the methods and techniques used to sustainably manage wildlife populations. Plus, you will learn about the biodiversity-based economy and how this can aid current global challenges related to socio-economics.
 

Starting your Career

This Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management will prepare you for a rewarding career in promoting healthy, sustainable wildlife conservation and biodiversity.
 
As an online course, this Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management can be studied around your current commitments. 
 
You will be able to gain this nationally recognised qualification at a pace that suits your circumstances. So, you can start your career when you’re ready, rather than having to work to a timetable. 
 
With online courses, you can start learning from the moment you enrol.
 
Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give you the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in your 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). 
 
You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the course, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to work in the conservation and biodiversity management sector. 
 
There are flexible payment methods available, and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. 
 

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.

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

Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management. Students will gain a Level 3 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 610/0048/3.

 

Requirements for Entry

There are other no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners must be aged 16 and over.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Professional Membership

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

Learning is delivered across 7 units covering the following topics:
  • The Role of Soil and Rock in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
  • The Role of Vegetation and Climate in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
  • Principles of Conservation Ecology
  • The Role of Biodiversity
  • Principles of Biodiversity Management
  • Conservation, Preservation and Wildlife Management Options and Interventions
  • Principles of a Biodiversity-Based Economy
Unit 1: The Role of Soil and Rock in Conservation and Biodiversity Management
On completion of this unit you will:
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will:
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will: 
  • 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 completion of this unit you will:
  • 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.

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Management you must achieve 40 credits.
Each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria. 

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

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