African conservation level 3 Diploma

African Conservation

This African ecology and conservation level course is based on the level 4 course but delivered at a less demanding level of study. This course consists of 6 units with assignments and it covers African climates and environments with the aim of building an understanding of ecological factors in conservation. African predators and non-human primates are the animals studied with information if their conservation in situ or in captivity.

Who is this course for? As a level 3 course, it will introduce you to applying knowledge and understanding of ecology to conservation in respect to Africa. The course should support work experience applications to Africa where the learner would be able to see the habitats and biomes included in the course and thus gain greater understanding. .  

There are six assignments (one for each unit) that are divided into levels of achievement so you have a choice as to whether to attempt more than the pass level. There are 60 approximate learning hours for this course but no time limit for completion. This figure does not include own research and self-learning activities to support the unit content or, assignment work.  

Course content

Unit 1

Unit 1  African Ecology

Recognise the biomes and habitats in the African continent and ecological concepts. At the end of this unit you should be able to:

Identify biomes and habitat types within the African continent, describe the cycling of nutrients and energy transfers within ecosystems

Explain a range of ecological concepts with examples from the African continent

Assess how an imbalance within an African ecosystem may affect organisms within a food web

Unit 2

Unit 2  Biology of African Predators

​Investigate the basic biology and ecology of three African predators. At the end of this unit you should be able to:

Identify and describe the basic biology and ecology of three African predators

Explain the relationship between the ecology of three African predators and their biology

Compare and contrast three African predators in terms of their biology and habitat

Unit 3

Unit 3  Biology of African Non-human Primates

​Investigate the basic biology and ecology of three African predators. At the end of this unit you should be able to:

Identify and describe the basic biology and ecology of three African non-human primates

Explain the relationship between the ecology of three African non-human primates and their biology

Compare and contrast three African  non-human primates in terms of their biology and habitat

Unit 4

Unit 4  Conservation methods for African Predators

Investigate monitoring techniques used in the conservation of African predators. At the end of this unit you should be able to:

Identify various monitoring techniques used in the conservation of African predators  

Describe and explain how monitoring techniques can be linked to the ecology of African predators

Assess monitoring techniques for African predators and suggest their validity for conservation purposes

Unit 5

Unit 5  Conservation methods for African Primates

​Investigate monitoring techniques used in the conservation of African non-human primates. At the end of this unit you should be able to:

Identify various monitoring techniques used in the conservation of African non-human primates

Describe and explain how monitoring techniques can be linked to the ecology of African non-human primates

Assess monitoring techniques for African non-human primates and suggest their validity for conservation purposes

Unit 6

Unit 6   Conservation issues

Discuss issues relating to African wildlife including captive breeding and human-wildlife conflict. At the end of this unit you should be able to:

Describe methods designed to improve the conservation of African animals

Report on the issues involved in human-wildlife conflict in Africa

Evaluate the effect of ecotourism on conservation strategies

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Course fee: £425.00

Start this course for £42.50

Instalments: these are made by standing order and can be tailored to individual requirements starting at around £42.50 p.c.m. International transactions will incur additional fees. You can try unit 1 for £42.50 before committing to the whole course.

 

Course materials are sent via email but paper copies are available for an additional fee of £15 per unit. Postage charges may need to be added depending on your location. Click here for payment options and important information.

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The practical experience opportunities are in South Africa at an ethical and supported big cat rescue centre and primates centre. Opportunities available to enrolled and paid-up students. Costs are involved for this experience - please contact us for the details.

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