Ecology training course

Accredited course

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This level 3 Ecology training course provides essential theoretical background to the study of ecology as well as some practical experience.


You will learn about the concepts of ecology, species distribution, tropical rainforest and marine ecology, how to carry out practically, ecological investigations and present information to standard ecology expectations.


The course is excellent preparation for a career in ecology and wildlife conservation, habitat management and conservation and further study at higher education. The course is also suitable for CPD for local authority ecologists and environmental officers.

Course fee: £435.00 start this course for £43.50


Instalments: these are made by standing order at £43.50 p.c.m. International transactions will incur additional fees. You can try unit 1 before committing to the whole course. Click here for payment options including PayPal, card, instalments and bank transfer.


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.

Accredited training course in ecology | diversity | distribution | tropical rainforest ecology | marine ecology | practical work

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This course is accredited by UK Rural Skills

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Course content

Unit 1 Concepts of Ecology


*Habitat, ecosystem, nutrient cycles, biomes

*Abiotic biotic factors, food chain food webs, niches

*Keystone species, pyramids: number, biomass

​​​​*Populations, communities, succession, zonation

*Producers, consumers, trophic levels

Unit 2 Diversity and Distribution


*Genetic diversity, variation, species richness  *Distribution of species *Factors affecting distribution

​​​​​*Population change - Biston betularia

*Investigations into habitat choice

Unit 3 Tropical Rainforests


*Tropical rainforest dynamics *Canopy layers - stratified habitat types *Species adaptations to environment

​​​​​*Tropical rainforest distribution *Nutrient cycles in rainforests *Rainforest fragility

Unit 4 Marine Ecology


*Marine habitats: shoreline, deep ocean, mangroves, seagrasses *Coral reefs, nutrient cycles, fragility

​​​​​​*Saltwater dynamics: salinity, photic zone, ocean currents, thermocline

*Marine life and adaptations

Unit 5 Survey and Sampling Methods: Virtual Field Work & Self-Directed investigation


*Species recognition (dichotomous keys) *Sampling techniques: plants, animals *Virtual field study and report

​​​​​*Simple statistics for ecological studies

*Own investigation

Unit 6 Using & Presenting Information for Ecology


*Data collection, analysis, presentation, conclusions

​​​​​​*Virtual survey results, own survey results

*Use of statistics for ecological results and conclusions

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