Marine Conservation Diploma

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LOCATION & START DATE
Falmouth Marine School - 19 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Marine & Natural Environment Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Marine Conservation Diploma

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If you have always dreamt of having a career within the marine sector, then this course will offer you the first step into studying the basics of Marine Biology, ecology and Conservation.

This introductory course gives you a flavour of the different avenues and aspects of biology, ecology and conservation that you may wish to specialise in within your further studies.

The course offers a mixture of classroom theory and practical experience, within an array of marine environments.

You will be looking at developing a multitude of survey skills using flora and fauna to be able to complete records which will then give an indicator on environments issues and management plans to support conservation.

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 ecology 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.

LOCATION & START DATE
Falmouth Marine School - 19 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Marine & Natural Environment Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

This one-year introduction course will give you the skills to look at environmental issues and create discussion on how we can minimize our environmental impact and then develop or implement robust environmental management skills.

The subject on completion then enables you to progress successfully on to the next level within Marine Biology, Ecology or Marine Conservation. The location for your studies enables you to immediately access the related environments either for your studies or pleasure.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 3, including English and maths and ideally science.

Work experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

Assessment

You will be assessed through on-going assignment completions as well as practical direct observations and off-site survey skills development.

Progression

Once you’ve finished the Level 2 course, you’ll have a real understanding of an array of marine related environments and practices, you will then be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 3 courses.

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

Falmouth Marine School

Falmouth Marine School

With a modern campus in the centre of Falmouth and boat workshops on the waterfront, studying at Falmouth Marine School is joyous. Few colleges in the country can boast the exceptional experience you will have, whether it’s studying to become the next marine scientist, marine engineer, boatbuilder, or watersports industry expert. There is a special, friendly and dynamic atmosphere on campus, which is backed up by a supportive and highly knowledgeable team. It’s no surprise that our alumni always recommend Falmouth Marine School to have your #careercollege experience.


This one-year introduction course will give you the skills to look at environmental issues and create discussion on how we can minimize our environmental impact and then develop or implement robust environmental management skills.

The subject on completion then enables you to progress successfully on to the next level within Marine Biology, Ecology or Marine Conservation. The location for your studies enables you to immediately access the related environments either for your studies or pleasure.

Three GCSEs at grade 3, including English and maths and ideally science.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

You will be assessed through on-going assignment completions as well as practical direct observations and off-site survey skills development.

Once you’ve finished the Level 2 course, you’ll have a real understanding of an array of marine related environments and practices, you will then be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 3 courses. Careers in this industry: Marine biologist Conservation professional Aquaculture professional Environmental professional

Falmouth Marine School

Falmouth Marine School

With a modern campus in the centre of Falmouth and boat workshops on the waterfront, studying at Falmouth Marine School is joyous. Few colleges in the country can boast the exceptional experience you will have, whether it’s studying to become the next marine scientist, marine engineer, boatbuilder, or watersports industry expert. There is a special, friendly and dynamic atmosphere on campus, which is backed up by a supportive and highly knowledgeable team. It’s no surprise that our alumni always recommend Falmouth Marine School to have your #careercollege experience.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 2
  • Location - Falmouth Marine School
  • Start Date - 19 September 2023
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