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Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Become an expert in all things scaly. A fascinating branch of zoology, herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians or, more specifically, cold-blooded tetrapods. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of reptiles, such as tortoises, terrapins, snakes and lizards, and amphibians, such as toads, salamanders, frogs and newts.

The Herpetology Diploma Course explains how amphibians and reptiles are classified, including an exploration of the various sub-orders and families used, and how they evolved to be the creatures we know them as today.

You’ll study many aspects of their anatomy and physiology – their development, colouration, skin, scales, glands, thermoregulation, respiration, energetics, water balance, kidney function, reproduction and more.

You’ll also learn about their communication methods, mating and social behaviours, their diets, how they hunt and ingest their prey, and how they defend themselves and escape from predators.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the classification of amphibians and reptiles
  • Understand how amphibians and reptiles have evolved
  • Have a good knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of amphibians and reptiles
  • Learn about the communication methods and social behaviours used by cold-blooded tetrapods
  • Understand how amphibians and reptiles hunt and defend themselves

Information for international students

Become an expert in all things scaly. A fascinating branch of zoology, herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians or, more specifically, cold-blooded tetrapods. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of reptiles, such as tortoises, terrapins, snakes and lizards, and amphibians, such as toads, salamanders, frogs and newts.

The Herpetology Diploma Course explains how amphibians and reptiles are classified, including an exploration of the various sub-orders and families used, and how they evolved to be the creatures we know them as today.

You’ll study many aspects of their anatomy and physiology – their development, colouration, skin, scales, glands, thermoregulation, respiration, energetics, water balance, kidney function, reproduction and more.

You’ll also learn about their communication methods, mating and social behaviours, their diets, how they hunt and ingest their prey, and how they defend themselves and escape from predators.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the classification of amphibians and reptiles
  • Understand how amphibians and reptiles have evolved
  • Have a good knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of amphibians and reptiles
  • Learn about the communication methods and social behaviours used by cold-blooded tetrapods
  • Understand how amphibians and reptiles hunt and defend themselves

Fees and funding

UK students
£127
International students
£127

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    The Herpetology 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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