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Zoology Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain a qualification that will support a range of career options in the wildlife and conservation sectors
  • 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
  • Gain 24 UCAS Tariff Points
 

About your Diploma

The Level 3 Diploma in Zoology is an ideal qualification choice if you’re interested in working in one of the many zoological careers, or if you currently work in the zoology sector and would like a qualification to support your knowledge.  
 
This Level 3 Diploma in Zoology qualification explores the origin of life and how it has been able to diversify into the vast array of life we see today. Learning is split into 7 comprehensive units that look at how mammals evolved to become the dominant vertebrates. You will be able to examine the vital roles of food, reproduction and habitat and the related species adaptations. The qualification finishes with a look at biodiversity and the importance of conservation.
 
Enrolling on the qualification means that you will be eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship. Fellows get unlimited access for them and a family guest to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos plus borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL library of rare zoological texts. By joining as a Fellow, you will be supporting ZSL’s international work to protect wildlife and global ecosystems. Enrol on your course and apply directly to ZSL for Fellowship.
 
Gaining a qualification in zoology will support a number of career options in the wildlife and conservation sectors.
 
 

 

UCAS Tariff Points

All our Level 3 animal courses are awarded a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, so if you want to go to university after studying one of these courses, then your qualification can contribute to your application.

The number of points is dependent on the course, with the tally ranging from 8 points to 48 points. With our Level 3 animal courses carrying UCAS status, you can progress your academic career by moving on to university or furthering your training at a Higher Education (HE) provider.

UCAS Logo

 

Starting your Career

As an online qualification, this Level 3 Diploma in Zoology 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.
 
Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Diploma in Zoology is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This ensures students are taking a quality course that delivers fundamental skills and knowledge required for work within the zoology sector.
 
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 zoology sector. 
 
There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. 

Qualification: Zoology Level 3 Diploma

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Zoology by Gatehouse Awards. Students will gain a Level 3 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 610/0055/1.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). 

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 9 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):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

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 9 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

 

Learning is delivered across 7 units covering the following topics:
  • Origin of Life and Evolutionary Theory
  • Animal Diversity 
  • Mammals
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Finding Food
  • Reproduction
  • Animals and their Environments
 
Unit 1: Origin of Life and Evolutionary Theory  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how Earth was made and why life began on Earth
  • Recognise the main events that led to life as we know it evolving
  • Know the key figures in evolutionary theory and how their work was significant
  • Explain natural selection and how traits are inherited 
 
Unit 2: Animal Diversity
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand why animals are organised into their different phyla
  • Recognise the main invertebrate phyla and distinguish the difference between each
  • Know the key features of the Phylum Chordata and understanding how the vertebrate classes evolved
 
Unit 3: Mammals
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand how mammals evolved
  • Identify the three sub-classes of mammals and the features that make them distinct
  • Know the distinguishing features of mammals and identifying why these features have made mammals the dominant vertebrates of modern times
 
Unit 4: Animal Form and Function
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the basic requirements that a multicellular animal must have to function
  • Identify the organ systems in animals and how they differ to each other
  • Explain how the organ systems of the body work together and perform homeostasis with the use of a particular example, thermoregulation
 
Unit 5: Finding Food
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand why animals need to eat
  • Know the four feeding strategies of animals and be able to give examples
  • Understand how herbivores have adapted to consume plant-matter
  • Understand how carnivores have adapted to consume prey
  • Understand the various ways that prey have evolved to avoid predation
 
Unit 6: Reproduction
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand the meaning of asexual and sexual reproduction
  • Recognise the different types of mating systems and how animals choose their mates
  • Identify how animals ensure fertilization and how intersexual conflict can occur
 
Unit 7: Animals and their Environments 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand habitats and why animals might choose to live in a certain place
  • Identify factors that might impact species distribution
  • Know how animals adapt to different extreme environments
  • Recognise the impact urbanisation has on habitats and how animals have adapted to urban areas

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Zoology you must achieve 37 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.

Zoology Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain a qualification that will support a range of career options in the wildlife and conservation sectors
  • 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
  • Gain 24 UCAS Tariff Points
 

About your Diploma

The Level 3 Diploma in Zoology is an ideal qualification choice if you’re interested in working in one of the many zoological careers, or if you currently work in the zoology sector and would like a qualification to support your knowledge.  
 
This Level 3 Diploma in Zoology qualification explores the origin of life and how it has been able to diversify into the vast array of life we see today. Learning is split into 7 comprehensive units that look at how mammals evolved to become the dominant vertebrates. You will be able to examine the vital roles of food, reproduction and habitat and the related species adaptations. The qualification finishes with a look at biodiversity and the importance of conservation.
 
Enrolling on the qualification means that you will be eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship. Fellows get unlimited access for them and a family guest to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos plus borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL library of rare zoological texts. By joining as a Fellow, you will be supporting ZSL’s international work to protect wildlife and global ecosystems. Enrol on your course and apply directly to ZSL for Fellowship.
 
Gaining a qualification in zoology will support a number of career options in the wildlife and conservation sectors.
 
 

 

UCAS Tariff Points

All our Level 3 animal courses are awarded a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, so if you want to go to university after studying one of these courses, then your qualification can contribute to your application.

The number of points is dependent on the course, with the tally ranging from 8 points to 48 points. With our Level 3 animal courses carrying UCAS status, you can progress your academic career by moving on to university or furthering your training at a Higher Education (HE) provider.

UCAS Logo

 

Starting your Career

As an online qualification, this Level 3 Diploma in Zoology 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.
 
Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Diploma in Zoology is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This ensures students are taking a quality course that delivers fundamental skills and knowledge required for work within the zoology sector.
 
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 zoology sector. 
 
There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. 

Qualification: Zoology Level 3 Diploma

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Zoology by Gatehouse Awards. Students will gain a Level 3 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 610/0055/1.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). 

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 9 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):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Learning is delivered across 7 units covering the following topics:
  • Origin of Life and Evolutionary Theory
  • Animal Diversity 
  • Mammals
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Finding Food
  • Reproduction
  • Animals and their Environments
 
Unit 1: Origin of Life and Evolutionary Theory  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how Earth was made and why life began on Earth
  • Recognise the main events that led to life as we know it evolving
  • Know the key figures in evolutionary theory and how their work was significant
  • Explain natural selection and how traits are inherited 
 
Unit 2: Animal Diversity
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand why animals are organised into their different phyla
  • Recognise the main invertebrate phyla and distinguish the difference between each
  • Know the key features of the Phylum Chordata and understanding how the vertebrate classes evolved
 
Unit 3: Mammals
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand how mammals evolved
  • Identify the three sub-classes of mammals and the features that make them distinct
  • Know the distinguishing features of mammals and identifying why these features have made mammals the dominant vertebrates of modern times
 
Unit 4: Animal Form and Function
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the basic requirements that a multicellular animal must have to function
  • Identify the organ systems in animals and how they differ to each other
  • Explain how the organ systems of the body work together and perform homeostasis with the use of a particular example, thermoregulation
 
Unit 5: Finding Food
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand why animals need to eat
  • Know the four feeding strategies of animals and be able to give examples
  • Understand how herbivores have adapted to consume plant-matter
  • Understand how carnivores have adapted to consume prey
  • Understand the various ways that prey have evolved to avoid predation
 
Unit 6: Reproduction
On completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand the meaning of asexual and sexual reproduction
  • Recognise the different types of mating systems and how animals choose their mates
  • Identify how animals ensure fertilization and how intersexual conflict can occur
 
Unit 7: Animals and their Environments 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand habitats and why animals might choose to live in a certain place
  • Identify factors that might impact species distribution
  • Know how animals adapt to different extreme environments
  • Recognise the impact urbanisation has on habitats and how animals have adapted to urban areas

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Zoology you must achieve 37 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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