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Zoology Level 3

Course code: ABC957

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Explore the interesting world of animals in this fascinating zoology course! 

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand the theories regarding the origins of life
  • Explain the nature and function of cells
  • Know the principles of genetic inheritance and how our understanding of natural selection has developed through the centuries
  • Explore the taxonomic classification system to identify and group species
  • Identify key taxonomic kingdoms and orders
  • Investigate the basic anatomy and physiology of fish, birds, reptiles and mammals
  • Understand how animals control their internal environment; including osmo- and thermoregulation

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Join over 75,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

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Course Content
Unit 1: Organisms (An introduction to the living world)
  • Life’s origins both chemically and biologically
  • Historical development of cellular understanding
  • Function of cells
  • Metabolic process of the cell
Unit 2: Evolution, Reproduction & Maintenance of Species
  • Inheritance diagrams
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Mendel’s theories of inheritance
  • Historical evolutionary theories
  • Darwinian evolutionary theory
  • Reproductive strategies
Unit 3: Taxonomy & Simple organisms
  • Hierarchy of animal complexity and body shape
  • Classifying organisms
  • Simple unicellular organisms
  • Advantages and disadvantages of unicellular and simple multicellular organisms
Unit 4: Complex Invertebrates
  • Mollusca group
  • Members of the annelid
  • Hexapod groups
  • Species of crustacea
  • Echinoderm group
​Unit 5: Complex vertebrates
  • Biology of fishes
  • Reptiles and amphibians
  • Requirements for a species to be classified as a bird
  • Mammal group
Unit 6: Maintaining Life in the Animal Kingdom
  • Skeletal systems in the natural world
  • Animal’s internal environment
  • Methods of digestion and nutrition in organisms
  • Nervous system and its role
Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post or via email, you decide! You will also get tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa 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.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

To enrol onto this course we ask that students to have previously studied Biology (or a related subject) to at least GCSE Level.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Zoology Level 3. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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