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Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Why do animals behave in the ways they do? How do their behaviours aid their survival? How and why do their behaviours develop and adapt?

This course explores ethology – the scientific study of the behaviours of animals, either in their natural environment or in captivity. We’ll learn how animals relate to their environment, particularly in areas such as socialisation, mating, aggressiveness, the evolution of their behaviour over time, and whether an animal's behaviour is due to an internal factor, such as genetics, as a response to its interaction with the environment or both.

Offering a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of ethology, this course explores the reasons we study animal behaviour, the main role of an ethologist, and the history and development of the field.

The course considers the causes of behaviour as a result of genetics, environment, and natural selection. We’ll look at altruism, cooperation, and communication within social animals, and the advantages these behaviours provide to species and their populations.

You’ll discover the differences in the sexual reproduction of different species and how attractiveness, dominance, and repellence vary among them. We’ll also consider the concept and categories of learning and how this process can contribute to the social and reproductive success of individuals.

Finally, the Ethology Diploma Course looks at how humans have affected the conservation status of animals and how ethology can be applied in these cases – considering the main roles and contributions of modern ethology.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand what ethology is
  • Become familiar with animal behaviours
  • Learn the reasons why animals behave in certain ways
  • Become familiar with the main applications and impacts of ethology

Information for international students

All courses available for international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
£127
International students
£127

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Quality Licence Scheme
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • CPD
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

The Ethology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15). The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.150

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