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Biology Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / ODL32

The Biology Diploma is designed to appeal to anyone looking to gain a new understanding of the subject area, improve their current knowledge or someone with an interest in the Biology field.

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WAS £658.80

NOW £461.16 or only £290.50 initial deposit

course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

The course is designed to appeal to anyone looking to gain a new understanding of the subject area, improve their current knowledge or someone with an interest in the Biology field. It will be useful for students wishing to go onto study the subject further at higher/further education.

This course is based on two approaches:
- The concept-led approach which includes study of the laws, theories and models of biology, exploring the practical application of these in both knowledge and with reference to everyday life.
- The context-led approach considers applications of biological knowledge and looks at the underpinning concepts.

This particular course will offer both these approaches in combination, so students will benefit from a 'mixed' approach; this is more appropriate for distance learning students as there is a need for flexibility.

Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the materials delivered in print for an additional charge of £65.

Modules

Module One - Lifestyle, Health and Risk Part 1
Module Two - Lifestyle, Health and Risk Part 2
Module Three - Genes and Health
Module Four - The Voice of the Genome
Module Five - Biodiversity and Natural Resources
Module Six - The Wild
Module Seven - Infection, Immunity and Forensics
Module Eight - Infectious Disease
Module Nine - Energy and Exercise
Module Ten - Grey Matter

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge required

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.

The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.

We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Support

This course provides full 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

course description

Course Description

The course is designed to appeal to anyone looking to gain a new understanding of the subject area, improve their current knowledge or someone with an interest in the Biology field. It will be useful for students wishing to go onto study the subject further at higher/further education.

This course is based on two approaches:
- The concept-led approach which includes study of the laws, theories and models of biology, exploring the practical application of these in both knowledge and with reference to everyday life.
- The context-led approach considers applications of biological knowledge and looks at the underpinning concepts.

This particular course will offer both these approaches in combination, so students will benefit from a 'mixed' approach; this is more appropriate for distance learning students as there is a need for flexibility.

Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the materials delivered in print for an additional charge of £65.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge required

assessment

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.

The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.

We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

support

Support

This course provides full 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

modules

Modules

Module One - Lifestyle, Health and Risk Part 1
Module Two - Lifestyle, Health and Risk Part 2
Module Three - Genes and Health
Module Four - The Voice of the Genome
Module Five - Biodiversity and Natural Resources
Module Six - The Wild
Module Seven - Infection, Immunity and Forensics
Module Eight - Infectious Disease
Module Nine - Energy and Exercise
Module Ten - Grey Matter

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.