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Marine Biology & Ecology Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Marine & Natural Environment
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years

Dates & Locations

Location   Falmouth Marine School
Start Date   19/04/2021


Working in Marine Biology and Marine Ecology are some of the most sought-after jobs. Whether it’s living on tropical islands to dive and protect their reefs, studying behaviour of mega-fauna such as sharks, observing the movement of whales in the arctic or monitoring fisheries in coast off the Isles of Scillies, this course is the starting place for people interested in seeing if this area offers a career for them.

With a long history of teaching the marine sciences, the Marine Biology & Ecology course at Falmouth Marine School has specialist equipment, expertise and opportunities for anyone looking to stand-out and develop for a future in the marine environment sciences.

Its facilities are unique at college level, with no other course in the UK offering the same opportunities and resources to teach such a specialist programme of study. Whether this be on the boat learning about marine surveying techniques, in the laboratory practicing identification, or using the different aquaculture/fish tanks in the wet lab, this course offers something special.

  What You Will Learn

As a Level 3 A-Level equivalent City & Guilds Technical Course, you will be taught vocational subjects to give you the practical skills for working in the natural environment.

You will learn about the systems and management of marine species, as well as theories of conservation and techniques of protecting marine species. You will be given the opportunity to study marine species, both in the natural environment but also in the laboratory, including physiology and anatomy of marine wildlife, evolutionary biology and behaviour, as well as quantitative ecology.

The broad range of study means you get to see all the avenues available for future work and study, with lots of opportunities for gaining new skills and strengths academically.

  Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and maths and ideally science, or a Marine Biology & Ecology Diploma Level 2 at merit grade.

  Work Experience

Ed, 28, completed two industry placements. One with Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay and the other at Sea Life in Birmingham and is now a lecturer at Duchy College.

“I was able to carry out 2 work placements one at Blue reef aquarium in Newquay and the other at Sea life Birmingham. Here I learnt the basics in fishkeeping as well as the desirable skills needed to gain employment in public aquariums.”

  Assessment

You will be assessed mainly through written assessments and practical tasks. There is also an exam component, which is a mixture of written and practical assessments, which you begin being prepared for at the start of the course.

  Progression

Many students leave this course and go onto industry, confident of their ability and skills. The course has excellent progression to the best universities teaching marine biology and ecology related courses. With its vocational core, and strong academic subjects, you will be equipped to survive in Higher Education or industry, and you can also gain additional skills and training to both broaden your horizons as well as strengthen your CV and work experience.

Careers in this industry:
Marine biologist
Conservation professional
Aquaculture professional
Environmental professional

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