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( Anthony, 30/10/2017 ) Q:

Hello. So just to be clear, after finishing this course, what further options do I have to continue my studies in Marine Science? Thank you

( 31/10/2017 ) A:

Hello Anthony.

It's good to hear from you.

Further studies could continue with you upgrading your qualification to a Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal and Environmental Welfare from us, or to use your Diploma to gain a place at University. A number of our graduates have gone on to do this, but we do recommend that you check with the ones you are considering joining, before enrolling. you will need to inform them that the qualification is level 5 and that it will be issued by an Ofqual recognised organisation.

( dirk Micallef, 27/05/2017 ) Q:

Hi, is this course accredited? Once I finish this diploma which institutions would accept this for a Bachelor's degree? What type of jobs would be recommended after the diploma?

( 30/05/2017 ) A:

Hello Dirk and thank you for your questions.

ADL is a Recognised Centre for TQUK - An Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation and your qualification will be recognised by them through endorsement of the course. TQUK will also issue the qualification and prospective employers and universities will be able to find them on the Ofqual Register.

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates   qualifications, exams and tests in England. Colloquially and publicly, Ofqual is often referred to as the exam "watchdog". 

The Diploma may help you on to a degree program, but because every university has its own entrance criteria, we cannot tell you which ones will accept it. You should check with those that you are interested in, before enrolling with us.

We know that students have used their qualification to help them get on to a program though. For example, here is a comment from a student from a similar 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)

Possible opportunities, after you have completed the course include: Field Researcher, Aquarium Assistant, Ecotourism Expert Guide, Marine Park Manager Lecturer/Tutor, Marine Planner Environmental Consultant, Tour Guide, Aquaculturist. Wildlife Officer, Park Ranger, Animal Rescuer, Zoo Keeper, Wildlife Observer and Conservationist.

Please note that qualifications on their own won't always guarantee you a job. Many employers will now test what applicants learned in their course and if they know how to apply it to their organisation, rather than take the qualification at face value. This is where our courses score highly. They are written and updated by industry relevant professionals, to give you both the knowledge and the skills employers in their field will be looking for. 

We hope that this answers all of your questions, but please come back if you need more information.



 

( Louis, 06/06/2016 ) Q:

What qualifications do you need before starting the course?

( 07/06/2016 ) A:

You do not need any qualifications to enroll for this course. Al the materials you will need are included and you will have unlimited tutor support from a professional and suitably experienced and qualified person. If you haven't studied for a while, or have never done any formal writing, don't worry as we always include our courses on Academic Writing and Critical Thinking, free of charge with every course. By doing these before you begin your main course, you will be well prepared to get the very most from your studies with us. 

( Thresa Scicluna, 18/10/2014 ) Q:

Would this course be recognized at an A-level standard in Malta?

( 21/10/2014 ) A:

Hello Thresa,

This course is under the EQF through ASIQUAL and is a level 5 course (just above a-level standard) and is worth 60 credits which you may be able to use towards a degree.

( Marina, 15/09/2013 ) Q: Hello, I was wondering, what sort of diploma does this course provide? Is it equivalent to A Levels, or higher? Regards
( 16/09/2013 ) A: Hello Marina, The Diploma in Marina Studies is at an A-level standard. The course takes roughly 600 hours of self directed study.

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Marine Conservation 600 Hours Diploma

Diploma in Marine Conservation course online. Home Study course in Marine Studies. Understand and develop a sound knowledge of Marine Biology and Management. This 600 hour distance learning course is designed to provide a broad based, solid foundation for people working or wishing to work in Marine conservation, tourism or research. If you are searching for work in these industries, we often find people who require a certificate like this, together with an Open Water Divers Licence and Boat Licence are more employable than a Degree graduate. If you want to discuss possible career paths, use our free career and course counselling service, and talk with an experienced academic.


 

Learning Goals: Core Modules - Diploma in Marine Conservation VEN014
  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments. Discuss the first basic groups of marine animal life.
  • Identify characteristics of various marine environments.
  • Discuss the first basic groups of marine animal life.
  • Describe the range of molluscs and crustaceans in the marine environment and their lifecycles.
  • Describe the biology and ecological significance of Cephalopods and Clupeoids in the marine environment.
  • Describe a range of cartilaginous fish (sharks, rays) and selected bony fish (eels) that inhabit the ocean.
  • Describe selected species and the diversity of marine fish that exists in the world?s oceans.
  • Describe a range of marine mammals.
  • Discuss the presence of marine mammals in the seas and oceans of the world.
  • Describe a range of reptiles and birds that co-habitat with fish in the marine environment.
  • Explain the impact of humans upon marine environments and of selected aspects of commercial fishing
  • Describe the variety and nature of microscopic animals which occur in marine environments.
  • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of marine plants.
  • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of cnidarians and marine worms.
  • Describe the variety and nature of arthropods in marine environments.
  • Describe the variety and nature of Molluscs in marine environments.
  • Differentiate between different classes of Echinoderms and selected families within those classes.
  • Describe the shared characteristics and distinguishing features of a selection of different species of non-bony fish.
  • Describe characteristics of bony fish, including anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
  • Differentiate between different families of bony fish.
  • Describe the taxonomic characteristics of groups of marine animals including reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • To appreciate the range of employment available to scientists skilled in environmental assessment
  • Develop an understanding of the basics of environmental study design, analysis and reporting within a legal framework.
  • Be aware of the international legislation relevant to environmental assessment
  • Research the legislation which dictates the environmental assessment requirements in the student's home country.
  • Appreciate the range of environmental assessment techniques that have been developed to assess a range of situations around the globe.
  • Understand the environmental assessment process in enough depth to manage a small environmental assessment.
  • Write a professional environmental report.
  • Prepare an environmental impact assessment including carrying out all research and writing up the actual report.

 

Lesson Structure:  Diploma in Marine Conservation VEN014  (completion of 6 (six) modules) as follows:

Core Modules (compulsory) :

1  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. More....

2  Marine Studies II BEN203

  • 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....

3  Environmental Assessment BEN301

  • 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....

Elective Modules:  In addition to the core modules, choose any 3 (three) of the following modules.

1  Climate Science BSC208

  • The Weather, Global Warming, Meteorology and other aspects of Climate Science and other various factors which cause weather conditions is what this online course is about. Climate is a cornerstone of Environmental Studies. This is something that everyone who works in environmental management should study; no matter what part of the industry they work in.More....

2  Earth Science BEN204

  • The Weather, Global Warming, Meteorology and other aspects of Climate Science and other various factors which cause weather conditions is what this online course is about. Climate is a cornerstone of Environmental Studies. This is something that everyone who works in environmental management should study; no matter what part of the industry they work in. More....

3  Wildlife Conservation BEN206

  • This 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, biogeography, genetic diversity and conserving small populations, wildlife survey techniques, flora survey techniques, surveying marine life and working with legislation. More.....

4  Marine Aquaculture BAG220

  • The Weather, Global Warming, Meteorology and other aspects of Climate Science and other various factors which cause weather conditions is what this online course is about. Climate is a cornerstone of Environmental Studies. This is something that everyone who works in environmental management should study; no matter what part of the industry they work in.More....

5  Aquarium Management BEN105

  • The Weather, Global Warming, Meteorology and other aspects of Climate Science and other various factors which cause weather conditions is what this online course is about. Climate is a cornerstone of Environmental Studies. This is something that everyone who works in environmental management should study; no matter what part of the industry they work in.More....

6  Industry Project I BIP000

  • The completion of an Industry Project or Work Experience are necessary components to complete in order to satisfy our qualification requirement. There are two options available to you to satisfy this requirement:

    Alternative 1: If you work in the industry that you have been studying; you may submit a reference from your employer, in an effort to satisfy this industry (ie. workplace project) requirement; on the basis of RPL (ie. recognition for prior learning), achieved through your current and past work experience. The reference must indicate that you have skills and an awareness of your industry, which is sufficient for you to work in a position of responsibility.

    Alternative 2: If you do not work in the relevant industry, you need to undertake a project as follows. This project is a major part of the course involving the number of hours relevant to the course (see above). Although the course does not contain mandatory work requirements, work experience is seen as highly desirable. This project is based on applications in the work place and specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study. More....

7  Research Project I BGN102

  • Study Research online and learn to plan and conduct research for any industry or discipline. Discover ways that research skills can improve performance and sustainability of any business. 100 hour self paced course, expert tutors. 
  • Develop your ability to collect, collate and interpret data and prepare reports in ways relevant to the work environment - Monitor and evaluate your own work in order to develop a responsible attitude to workplace performance and quality assurance - Determine areas where there is a valid need for research which are relevant to area of study - Explain research methods, including experimental techniques, commonly used in your discipline - Understand of the basic statistical methods used for research - Locate, collect and evaluate information for a specific research purpose - Prepare a research report in a format which conforms to normal industry procedures. More....

8  Research Project II

  • Build on your foundation research skills. To further develop the student's ability to monitor, analyse and evaluate a common process (or processes) relevant to their stream studies. (For the purpose of this unit, a "process" is defined as any distinct series of events or changes over a period of time, and which is directly related to the area of study). Prerequisite: Research Project I or equivalent. More....

Note:  each module in the Diploma in Marine Studies is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


 

Why Choose ADL?

Dr. Youldon conservationist

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.

This is what David said about us:

"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)

 

 

Karin Saks Primate Naturalist

Currently we also have the Primate Naturalist: Karin Saks, studying our Primatology course. 

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.

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marine Conservation 600 Hours Diploma

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