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Marine Conservation 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   07/09/2020


If you have always dreamt of having a career within marine conservation based around species and related habitats, then this course will offer you the unique qualification within this sector.

This course gives you the opportunity to study 5 individual units on the first year of this course which are heavily focused on Animal Welfare and Ethic which raise issues about the use of animals for human purposes. The focus of this area is to gain knowledge and skills that are fundamental to any role in the animal sector.

The additional units that will be studied will include visits to nationally recognised animal Sanctuaries and Zoos. You will have first-hand experience in monitoring the behaviour of animals in relation to captivity, rehabilitation and their natural habitat. You will investigate factors that affect animal health which cover a range of influencing factors that affect growth and reproduction.

Within our established Aquaria at Falmouth Marine School, you will gain hands on experience for the health and welfare of our species and the systems that support them.

The above skills will then support you in securing a work experience placement in any national Aquarium should you wish or a conservation industry of your choice.

Embedded within the course, there will be opportunities to conduct rocky shore surveys as well as pelagic surveys on a vessel in the Fal Estuary. Should your passion lead you directly into the ocean environment, there is an additional opportunity for you to undertake a PADI diving qualification.

You’ll be learning from experienced marine biology and conservation professionals as well as meeting successful persons from National and International Marine related industries on our unique Industry Day. You will be encouraged to network and make future contact with them to support you learning journey into employment.

  What You Will Learn

The first year of this course will give you the skills to look at related issues and create discussion on how we can minimize our impact that can have an effect on species population and then develop or implement robust management and conservation skills.

These subjects on completion then enables you to progress successfully on to the next year’s course within Marine Conservation. The location for your studies enables you to immediately access the related environments either for your studies or pleasure.

  Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and maths and ideally science, or a Marine Conservation Diploma Level 2.

  Assessment

You will be assessed through on-going assignment completions as well as practical direct observations and off-site survey skills development. There will be a synoptic exam for only one of the units.

  Progression

Once you’ve finished the first year of this Level 3 course, you will immediately progress on to the second year, Extended Diploma in Marine Conservation.

On completion you will be able to apply to a University should you wish to study in Animal Management or Marine Conservation in higher education or enter employment to gain further hands on experience.

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# Conservation # Marine # Natural

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