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Diploma in Wildlife Management

Price: £2,040.00Course Code: BEN211
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( Helen, 10/06/2016 ) Q:

Hello, As you said "The Diploma is accredited by the IARC". Is IARC a recognised accreditation organization?

( 10/06/2016 ) A:

Hello Helen,

The IARC is an independent and international organisation, but not part of any country's qualifications framework. It wasn't formed to be officially recognised by government frameworks. However, many universities and employers will recognise IARC, because of what it stands for and the number of good learning establishments around the world, that are members.  

This is its mission statement:

IARC - International Accreditation and Recognition Council

The International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) is a not-for-profit association. IARC focuses on ensuring quality and consistency of services provided by our member€™s schools, colleges, universities and institutions. IARC actively works with those education establishments. Annual auditing and visits are examples of this. Recognition by IARC provides an assurance that a member institution has satisfied a set of academic, ethical and operational standards. IARC standards are unanimously agreed upon by the committee and membership assemblage. To find out more please click here.

The International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) plays a role in ensuring the school’s quality standards relating to course content, delivery, assessment and administration are maintained. IARC's role as an independent recognition association is gives reassurance the school has undergone checks relevant to the post-secondary education industry in general terms.

For further information on our accreditation or recognition with IARC, please see:


For a list of members of IARC, please see:


Please note, that we always advise students who wish to use their qualification to get into a university, to check that it will be accepted, before enrolling.


( Jodie, 13/03/2016 ) Q:

Hi there, I was interested in doing the Wildlife Conservation certificate and then the Diploma in Wildlife Management. However, i noticed that one of the options in the diploma is wildlife conservation. Does this mean that I would not need to do the certificate in wildlife conservation if i went straight for the diploma instead? Thank you :)

( 30/03/2016 ) A:

This is correct. You can choose to do the Diploma from the outset and save money. The fee for doing the courses individually would be £1,950.00, whereas taking the Diploma is only £1,230.00 when paying the fee up-front.

( Sarah, 14/04/2015 ) Q:

Hello. I am interested in enrolling for the Diploma in Wildlife Management but am concerned about committing to the whole course at the start. Could I start by enrolling separately in a relevant module and then , if it goes well and I pass, 'stack up' six of the relevant modules by paying for each separately and doing one at a time, and come out at the end with a Diploma? Or do you have to enroll at the Diploma level at the beginning of the course? Many thanks for your help.

( 16/04/2015 ) A:

Hello Sarah,


Yes, this is perfectly acceptable. You do not need to enroll on a full Diploma in order to build up to one and can do just as you described by adding a module at a time.


Kind regards,

Mary Anne Ewing-Patterson

( Mark Brydone, 14/01/2015 ) Q:

Hello, I am interested in doing your Diploma in Wildlife Management. Can you please tell me if this qualification will be recognised by UK Universities if I wanted to study further afterwards? And if so what would they recognise it as? Thanks

( 15/01/2015 ) A:

Hi Mark,


The Diploma in Wildlife Management is worth up to 60 credits which you may be able to at an institution of higher learning. Students have successfully entered degree programmes once completing our courses, but it is up to the institution you apply to whether or not you obtain entry to a degree course.

( kasey shaw, 09/02/2014 ) Q: hi there, i live in london but am looking to move to australia, to help with conservation efforts there. would this course be recognised and help me to get sponsorship to work over there? thanks in advance!
( 10/02/2014 ) A: Hi Kasey, The Diploma in Wildlife Management is designed to meet the needs of a global audience and it should prove very useful for someone who wishes to work in Australia. With regards to sponsorship, I can only really say that it would help your case but it may not guarantee anything.

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Diploma in Wildlife Management

Diploma in Wildlife Management course online. Discover how to manage Wildlife and Conservation in any global setting. This Diploma will give students a broad based introduction to wildlife management that can be applied to all types of wildlife around the globe. This Diploma aims to give you the skills to determine and consider ways in which environments and ecosystems can be protected. Wildlife management is the manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and wildlife.

This Diploma in Wildlife Management is endorsed by TQUK -  an Ofqual approved awarding organisation.



The Academy for Distance Learning has a history of supporting wildlife projects.The world renowned Conservationist David Youldon, Chief Operating Officer of AFRICA NEEDS LIONS www.lionalert.org, completed our Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management and with previous qualifications, went on to study a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health at Edinburgh University. He was also accepted for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology at the University of Oxford.

Currently we have the Primate Naturalist: Karin Saks, studying our Primatology course. Karin has been fostering and rehabilitating orphan baboons, caring for injured monkeys returned to the wild, plus promoting a harmonious co-existence between primates and humans since 1997. She also founded The Darwin Primate Group as a non-profit organisation in 2008 and in 2014, moved to Kwazulu Natal to research the endangered samango monkey populations in the Midlands.

As you can see, our courses are highly respected by conservationists actually working in the field to help save the wildlife of our world, so you really can trust ADL to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need, to get involved in the environmental welfare of animals.

What Our Previous Students Have Said About This Course

"Dear ADL
You should also know that thanks in part to the courses I have done with you the University of Edinburgh has accepted me to do a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health thru distance learning, and the University of Oxford have accepted me for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology.  So thanks for the service you provide".  
  David Youldon, UK,  Chief Operating Officer, AFRICA NEEDS LIONS (Join our pride at:  www.lionalert.org)

Lesson Structure: Diploma in Wildlife Management BEN211

There are three core modules and three electives modules to complete in this course.

Core Modules:  Complete the two modules below

Wildlife Management BEN205

This Wildlife Management online distance learning course is a must course for anyone who wishes to work to conserve wildlife whether it's in the wild, in zoos or working with  breeding programs. Wildlife management is the manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and wildlife. Wildlife management includes running parks and reserves, altering and rehabilitating wildlife habitats, pest control, protecting human life and property and managing harvests of wildlife. More....

Wildlife Conservation BEN206

Our Wildlife Conservation course will provide you with the foundation knowledge of conserving threatened wildlife. This course covers important aspects related to wildlife conservation such as: habitat use, habitat fragmentation, island bio-geography, genetic diversity and conserving small populations, wildlife survey techniques, flora survey techniques, surveying marine life, working with legislation and much more. More....

And complete one of these two modules

Environmental Assessment BEN301 (can also be taken as an elective module if Introduction to Ecology is Chosen as a core subject)

This online course will help you learn to prepare Environmental Assessments of all kinds that comply with national and international regulations.  One of the most important aspects of environmental consultancy is to be able to determine how the environment will react to change.  Combine this course with a plant or animal identification and ecology course  to help develop  your knowledge and skills in this career path. More....


Introduction to Ecology BEN101 (can also be taken as an elective module if Environmental Assessment is Chosen as a core subject)

Understand the way that organisms interact with our environment! Ecology provides the link between the different branches of Life Sciences, structuring them as a complete concept of life. This self paced online course covers general principles of ecology. More....

Elective Modules:  Choose three modules from the list below

Environmental Assessment BEN301

This online course will help you learn to prepare Environmental Assessments of all kinds that comply with national and international regulations.  One of the most important aspects of environmental consultancy is to be able to determine how the environment will react to change.  Combine this course with a plant or animal identification and ecology course  to help develop  your knowledge and skills in this career path. More....

Herpetology BEN209

You'll learn how to develop your ability to understand the biological and ecological characteristics of reptiles and amphibians. The course also covers conservation issues and as well as learning how to keep them at home.   Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. The term is derived from Linneas’s classification in which he combined reptiles and amphibians into the one category. Herpetology examines the biology and ecology of these animals and their importance to the planet. Herpetology as a scientific study and as a hobby can have positive impacts on the conservation of threatened reptile and amphibian species. More....

Introduction to Ecology BEN101

Understand the way that organisms interact with our environment! Ecology provides the link between the different branches of Life Sciences, structuring them as a complete concept of life. This self paced online course covers general principles of ecology. More....

Marine Studies I BEN103

Understand key aspects of marine environments! Build a knowledge of marine life and ecology, whether for work or general interest. The first two lessons deal with marine environments (weather, nutrient cycle, reefs, shallow and deep water environments, etc). Lessons 3 to 8 deal mostly with marine animals, particularly more complex animals, and the last lesson considers human impacts upon marine environments. Self paced distance learning. More.....

Marine Studies lI BEN203 - (Marine Studies l to be completed first)

Extend your knowledge of marine environments! This distance learning course follows on from Marine studies I, extending your knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms. It works through many types of marine organisms, focusing mostly on those not covered as well in Marine Studies I (This includes: Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Selected Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals). More....

Nature Park Management I BEN120

Become skilled at managing nature parks! This course has been specifically designed for people working or wishing to work in nature parks and reserves, in managerial or technical positions. Learn about natural environments, and the management of zoos, wildlife parks, nature reserves. Build an understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles, and learn a wide range of skills ranging from basic gardening and nature park design, to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery. More....

Nature Park Management Il BEN207 - (Nature Park Management l to be completed first)

Boost your nature park managing skills further! This online course builds on Nature Park Management I, but can be taken in its own right. It focuses more on indigenous plants and using them to create natural, balanced ecosystems. Learn to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosures, promote a nature park.More....

Ornithology BEN102

This  course is designed to introduce  students to the varied world of birds, their diverse species, habitats and physiology. You'll learn what is a bird, their evolutionary process and how they adapted in order to colonize the air, land and water. Understand the habits of different birds, from water birds and parrots, to town birds and birds of prey. More....

Primatology BEN210

Taxonomy, biology and management of primate animals both in captivity and the wild is what this comprehensive course will teach you.   You'll learn all about the differences between species of primates and the characteristics of each. In addition this course also explains the nutritional, physical and psychological needs for keeping primates healthy in captivity and the wild. learn how to manage and breed primates in captivity and learning about conversation of primates in the wild. More....

Vertebrate Zoology BEN104

This course is  "experiential based"and designed to provide you with practical components to make the course as interactive as possible. It will also provide an opportunity to learn from industry professionals, while exploring the fundamental principles of vertebrate zoology. It will give you a thorough understanding of “higher” animals’ Zoology, Taxonomy and Biology, together with some principles on animal ecology and morphology. You will learn the essentials of Vertebrate Zoology, giving you a solid foundation to understand animals. It will benefit anyone who is working with animals or it will build a sound foundation for further studies whether in farming, wildlife, veterinary or pet care industries. More....

Aviculture (Bird Keeping) BAG108

Whether you just want to learn how to look after your own feathered friend (or friends) better, or want to forge a bird-related career, it is important to know how to choose the right birds that suit your individual needs, or those of a customer and how to look after them properly. On completion of this Bird Care and Bird Keeping course, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to work with birds in the correct manner and have a sound understanding of how the bird industry works. More...

Note:  each module in this Diploma is a certificate in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Karin Saks – primate naturalist:

Since 1997, Karin Saks has been involved in the fostering and rehabilitation of orphan baboons, the caring of injured monkeys who have been returned to the wild and has worked towards a harmonious co-existence between these primates and humans. She has monitored wild baboon troops who raid human homes to research ways of baboon management and has observed wild troops in her area with a view to finding out damage done to troop structures and numbers because of human intervention. Due to legislation that allows for the persecution of vervet monkeys and baboons in South Africa, hundreds of orphaned primates currently reside in rehabilitation centres without much chance of being released back into the wild. The primate pet trade is also on the increase due to the amount of infants orphaned when mothers are killed.  Educating the public on how to live harmoniously with these primates and appealing for new protective legislation - that is actively enforced - are crucial aspects to finding solutions.

The Darwin Primate Group – registered NPO 059-587: Like many who take on the task of rescuing these persecuted animals, Karin self funded her work until 2008 when she founded the Darwin Primate Group and registered it as a non-profit organization.

Research into endangered samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis labiatus) populations: In 2014, Karin moved to Kwazulu Natal where she is researching the endangered samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis labiatus) populations in the Midlands. (She is no longer working directly with rescued baboons or vervet monkeys.) As the samango monkey is restricted to forest habitat and is a seed dispersing species, it is listed as Vulnerable in the Red Data Book of the Mammals of South Africa (2004) with samango subspecies - C. m. labiatus - occurring on the IUCN (2007) Endangered list making research into populations necessary to identify if management and further protection is needed.

You are welcome to watch her online video: Co-existing Peacefully With Baboons/Monkeys and read her Blogspot on the Samango Monkey Project. If you want to support Karin in her work financially or practically, please contact us and we will happily pass your details on.


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His works are internationally recognised for their fine graphite and coloured pencil drawings.
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His artwork captures the movement of wildife that is so captivating with a skill and precison
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Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours600
Recognised Issuing BodyTraining Qualifications UK (TQUK) - An Ofqual Awarding Organisation. Qualification will be issued by TQUK
Course CodeBEN211
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 5 Diploma Certificate in Wildlife Management
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course Credits60 Credits
US Course Credit Hours18 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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