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Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal & Environmental Welfare

Price: £4,080.00Course Code: VEN007
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( Shannon, 24/04/2018 ) Q:

Hi there, I was wondering if you needed to first complete a level 4 and 5 course in order to get onto the advanced diploma. If you completed a 4 then 5 then level 6 wold that be equal to a bachelor degree? Do you have to do a level 5 or can you go from level 4 onto the advanced if you think you are ready? Please help. Thanks :D Shannon

( 25/04/2018 ) A:

Hello Shannon,

Thank you for getting in touch about our courses.

Our extended courses are made up of level 4 modules, so you can sign up for a Higher Advanced Diploma from the start and by paying upfront, you will save 25% on the normal course fee.

You can also sign up for a level 5 or level 6 program and pay for it with monthly interest free payments. Here is the link for more information: https://adlonlinecourses.com/payment-options

Alternatively, you can take one course at a time and gradually build up your areas of expertise in a particular discipline.

The terms of: Certificates (1 course), Proficiency Certificates (2 courses), Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses) from ADL, are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
According to dictionary.com, one meaning of being qualified is: "having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., that fit a person for some function, office, or  the like." Therefore each certificate course you become proficient in, qualifies you in its particular area of expertise. e.g. turf care, child psychology, environmental chemistry etc.
I hope that this helps you Shannon.
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( Alvarez, 31/10/2017 ) Q:

Hello. What type of jobs could this course lead you to? Would this be a good course for Marine Science biology type careers?

( 01/11/2017 ) A:

Hello Alvarez,

Thank you for getting in touch.

Providing you take the two Marine Studies Courses as two of your four options, the course should be ideal for marine science biology related careers. However, you should research the area of yourself to see what disciplines a marine biologist needs. For example, you may need to do a top-up degree, which this course can help you to enrol on. If this is your aim, you should also check to see if our Diploma in Marine Studies would be sufficient, as there is no point spending unnecessary time and expense, unless you need to.

( BIANCA GEBERS, 28/07/2015 ) Q:

Hi! How long does it usually take (in months) to complete 1200 hours? In your experience... And also, do I have to complete the program within a time frame? Thanks so much Regards

( 03/08/2015 ) A:

Hi there. 1200 hours of study will vary strongly depending on how much time per week you devote to your studies. It can take anywhere upwards from 2 years. No, there is no time limit to complete the course. 

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Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal & Environmental Welfare

Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal & Environmental Welfare course online - An outstanding higher advanced diploma qualification combining a wide selection of animal specialisation and environmental welfare.  This Higher Advanced Diploma in  Applied and Environmental  Welfare is an excellent qualification as a career choice, providing a solid foundation for further studies at university level in this discipline.

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.


Students complete 12 modules of which 8 are compulsory, while the other 4 modules are selected from the electives.

Core Modules (compulsory): The following 8 modules must be completed:

    Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
    Introduction to Ecology BEN101
    Wildlife Conservation BEN206
    Wildlife Management BEN205
    Conservation and Environmental Management BEN201
    Environmental Assessment BEN301
    Animal Behaviour (Psychology of Animals) BAG203
    Research Project 1 BGN102

Elective Modules - choose any 4 modules:

Please note:   Students have the option to choose other modules not listed above, that may be more appropriate for their career goals.  You  select the modules you might prefer and submit to ADL for approval.


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.



Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours1200
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeVEN007
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 6 Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal & Environmental Welfare
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course Credits120 Credits
US Course Credit Hours36 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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