Zoology Level 3

Delve into the science of biodiversity and discover how you can help to protect and preserve life on Earth with our level 3 zoology course

trustpilot rating
Rated 4.7/5 | 1,383 reviews
Trustpilot logo
Enrol today
Get 30% off all courses. Use code: BLACKFRIDAY

Time remaining

  • Overview
  • What you'll learn
  • Extra info
  • FAQs

Are you ready to change your world?

Due to high capacity this course is temporarily unavailable until January 2023.

We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. We’ve experienced a high level of interest this year. We hope you will consider joining us next January!

Our learning advisers are available to answer any queries you may have:

 

 

 

 

 

Get immediate notification for next enrolment

To get on our waiting list or speak to our learning advisers about the course please get in touch with any queries you may have.

Learn from anywhere

Have complete control over the pace and style of your learning needs. Choose to study from your phone, laptop, or tablet, 24/7. Online Learning has never been so simple, or so much fun!

Join a growing community

Online but not alone. Join our growing community of Oxbridge students! Benefit from insider tips and tricks to suit your learning style whilst interacting and engaging with your fellow peers. Don’t forget to also connect with our college’s socials.

Ease yourself into sucess

Whatever your starting point, we believe in empowering our students with complete flexibility and expert guidance at their fingertips. Take learning into your own hands with courses designed around you and achieve your potential with Oxbridge.

There are many ways to pay for your course with Oxbridge:

  • Credit / Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Pay Monthly - interest free options available*. T&Cs apply.
What\'s the difference graphic

All Oxbridge home learning courses are delivered to a high-quality standard with full access to course materials. If you prefer a printed copy of your course material, choose our print option. Note: extra charges will apply.

What you get Online Print
My oxbridge - access to online portal
Unlimited Tutor Support
Course material - online
Course material - printed copy

Overview

Whether you’re interested in trips to remote and exotic locations or late nights in laboratories trying to prevent species extinction, our level 3 Zoology course will provide you with an in-depth insight into this fascinating science. Despite its name, the study of zoology can lead to more than simply working in a zoo: the science, research, data, analysis, and behavioural skills you’ll learn can make you attractive to a wide variety of organisations including charities, government agencies, universities, and research centres.

In this level 3 zoological course, you’ll delve deep into animal physiology, gaining a thorough understanding of how animals move, survive, and reproduce. You’ll explore classification and biodiversity, uncovering the fascinating variety of life on Earth. Moving on, you’ll take a look at the intriguing study of animal behaviour, ecology and conservation, and the science behind the ways in which zoos are designed and operated. This course is fully interactive, containing fun quizzes and eLearning activities to test your knowledge, as well as videos to complement the course content. The good news doesn’t stop there either – you can study zoology in your own time, at your own pace, and you don’t need any prior qualifications to enrol!

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Unit 1 - Introduction to Evolution
  • Understand the history of life on earth
  • Define different evolutionary theories (parallel evolution, convergent evolution, coevolution)
  • Explain, with examples, natural selection
  • Discuss speciation
Unit 2 - Unit 2 - Classification and Biodiversity
  • Understand classification and the naming of organisms
  • Name and discuss the five kingdoms
  • Discuss the diversity of life on earth
  • Discuss species identification
Unit 3 - Unit 3 - Principles of Animal Physiology
  • Understand different types of respiratory and circulatory systems in animals
  • Define different feeding types and the process of digestion
  • Understand temperature and water regulation in animals
  • Discuss how animals move
  • Understand how animals reproduce
Unit 4 - Unit 4 - Introduction to Ethology
  • Understand the evolutionary development of animal behaviour
  • Examine the main categories of animal behaviour
  • Interpret group behaviours in animals
  • Define the different learning theories
Unit 5 - Unit 5 - Understanding Ecology
  • Define the terms ‘autecology’, ‘synecology’ and ‘keystone species’
  • Understand the principles of basic ecological surveying
  • Discuss niches and habitat types
Unit 6 - Unit 6 - Conservation
  • Explain why some species are more susceptible to decline
  • Outline ways to prioritise conservation efforts
  • Defne in-situ and ex-situ conservation
  • Discuss species reintroduction projects
Unit 7 - Unit 7 - Zoo Science
  • Discuss the basic information required to manage animals in zoos
  • Understand animal needs in zoo accommodation design
  • Detail the importance of media in zoos
  • Know the role of zoos in conservation

Extra info

Awarding Body

ncfe-customised-qualificaiton-logo-dark

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a certificate of completion and competency.

How is this course assessed or examined?

Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Our Career Guides that include this course

How to Become a Zookeeper

Read the career guide

If you love animals, and don’t mind working with lots of humans either, a role in zookeeping is ideal. Unlike...

FAQs

Searching now...

Sorry there are no results for your query, please contact us below.

Why study a personal interest course with Oxbridge?

Our entire mission objective is to change the world’s views of education and provide opportunities for everybody to learn regardless of their educational experiences and background.

Yes, education is essential for getting the most out of your career, but it’s also a way to feel more fulfilled in your personal life. For example, a mindfulness course can help you tackle the stresses of work more effectively, but it can also help you stop and better appreciate the things around you.

All of our courses are available through our award-winning learning platform. Industry experts put the content together specifically for us, so even though you’re learning for pleasure, that quality of learning will be extremely high.

This platform and all of your course materials are available 24 hours a day, so you can study when it suits you, just like you should when it comes to personal interest courses.

If you’d like more information about any of our courses or have any questions, please get in touch with one of our learning advisers.

How does studying a personal Interest course online work?

Your free time is precious, and as such, when you opt for a personal interest course, you should leave each study session feeling invigorated. That’s one of the reasons why an online approach complements this so well.

You have complete control over when and for how long you study, making the entire thing more fun rather than a burden to get through.

In addition, with 24-hour access and the ability to schedule one-to-ones with your personal tutor, you get so much more out of an online course compared to more traditional methods of study.

What are personal interest courses?

Personal interest courses are topics you study not necessarily to gain a qualification (although some of these courses are certified) but more to expand your knowledge, challenge yourself and help you take up a new hobby.

If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn but never felt as though you had the time or even knew where to start, we have a range of interesting courses for you to sink your teeth into.

From genealogy to garden design, these varied courses are tailored to the bold and the curious.

Can you study beauty courses online?

By opting to study one of our online beauty courses, you’ll not only be able to schedule your learning around your commitments or when you’re the most productive, but you’re also likely to qualify more quickly than if you attended a traditional school.

Many of our home beauty courses come with the option of purchasing all the tools you’ll need to really bring your study to life. Our learning advisers can tell you more.

If you opt to study with us, there’s a good chance you’ll join many of our other students who had a 20% higher pass rate than the national average.

That’s because our courses are designed to adapt to your learning style and pace, and we provide unlimited tutor support as you need.

Why study Animal Care with Oxbridge?

Sadly, the traditional routes to education have left loads of people with memories of stress and pressure. Learning shouldn’t be like that. It should be fun and fulfilling, and that is precisely what we strive to offer at Oxbridge.

Whatever online animal care course you opt for, you’ll get access to top-quality learning materials, including online quizzes, videos and e-books, all of which have been carefully put together by our course developers.

In addition, we’ll connect you with an experienced personal tutor, who will be available to help out whenever you need it. We’re proud of our exceptionally high pass rates and would love to help you fulfil your passion and land your dream job too.

Can I study Animal Care from home?

Distance learning courses, or home learning courses, provide you with the same experience as you would benefit from in a classroom environment; but with the flexibility to best suit your needs at home.

When you enrol on one of our online animal care courses, you’re safe in the knowledge that we are a trusted and experienced course provider. You will receive outstanding support whilst learning with us. Our friendly and experienced tutors are available every step of the way. We pride ourselves on a very high standard of courses, reflected in our excellent pass rates.

Why study Animal Care?

Lots of people dream of working with animals. It can sometimes mean long hours and can be physically and emotionally demanding, especially if you are working alongside animals that have been abused or neglected. However, job satisfaction is high, and the benefits from having a personally fulfilling career make all the hard work more than worthwhile!

Oxbridge hosts a range of accredited animal care courses, so whether you want to be a veterinary support assistant, dog groomer, zoologist or something else, there will be an online course to help you on your way. If you don’t know which route is the right fit for you and your goals, then speak with one of our learning advisers.

Courses Taught by Experts

Sarah

Education and Childcare

My 30-year stride in education started with childminding, to working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I then tutored in a national reading programme and went on to become a Higher-Level TA. I’m elated to say I graduated with a First-Class BA Honours Degree when I was 50 – living proof that it’s never too late to chase your dreams!

Sarah

Laura

Health care

For 10+ years, my passion for helping learners develop and grow has driven my career as a teacher. To help me progress even further, I am currently studying to achieve the IQA award. I love reading and I’m a self-professed Harry Potter fan. Talk to me about all things history, rock music, tattoos and true crime podcasts. 

Laura, tutor

Kelly

Counselling and Psychology

I always knew that a career focused around helping people achieve their goals was perfect for me. That’s why I became a tutor. I love to see my student’s confidence flourish as they progress through their courses. It’s important to help them fit their learning goals around their personal commitments so they have the best chance of success! 

Kelly, tutor

Faye

Early Years

Beginning my career as an early years practitioner inspired me to step into the world of teaching. I have since elevated my skillset through a range of qualifications including L3 in Assessing Vocational Achievement, L3 in Education & Training and L4 in Internal Quality Assurance. I’m a big kid at heart; I love Disney movies and also dabble in photography.  

faye-h_compressed

Penny

STEM and History of Art

Marine biology, jellyfish conservationist, hairdresser, fitness instructor… I have an eclectic backstory! Art is my passion and one of my proudest moments was achieving my Masters in Fine Art. I then requalified as an Art teacher to share my knowledge with my students. For most of my career, I’ve supported vulnerable students with additional needs such as SEMH and SEN.

penny-tc_compressed
trustpilot profile image
Amazing from start to finish
trustpilot rating
Oxbridge home learning have been amazing! such lovely, brilliant people that work their, I studied level 3 in psychology, my tutor Heidi was amazing! and friendly, she marked my course work quickly and always gave me positive feedback, and answered any questions that I had about the course & each unit of work and also assignment questions when I was struggling. Thank you Oxbridge and thank you Heidi, I am now on my way to becoming a qualified councillor with this qualification.
LS
from the very first call Oxbridge looked after me
trustpilot rating
I was really nervous about re-entering the world of learning, it had been a while and i was secure in my job but ultimately unhappy and felt i could do more. I had read lots of mixed reviews from lots of college and wasnt really sure of what to do, or what was eve the right course for me. All i want to say is that i really need not have been worried, right from the very first call Oxbridge looked after me, they gave me lots of finance options and i picked the one most suited to me. The course was explained in detail and the information was then sent to me so i could read it at my leisure. I asked for a call back and this happened on time (i work shifts so it needed to be at a convenient time) i wasnt bombarded wth calls like i was from a couple of other colleges. I had a few questions and these were anwered clearly and consisely, there was no pressure which was lovely. I enrolled, received my logins that day with clear instructions on what to do next, admittedly i didnt start straight away but i completed the course with the help of my tutors Carol and Sarah in less than 8 Months i rrally am delighted! My support was more than good, it was excellent, my questions were answered promptly and never with judgement, no matter how silly they may have been. My feedback was thorough and constructive and made me aware of areas i needed to improve upon, and using the online system improved my IT skills too. I also recently enrolled on their jobready package, this has really helped with re-writing my CV, with my new qualification and provided me with some really good interview knowledge and this package was free!! Oxbridge helped me to stay motivated, they helped me get the qualification i needed and wanted, the service was excellent from start to finish and the added extras throughout were so helpful. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and my family (we love our mugs too) I have just erolled on another course and i am very excited to start this to add to my portfolio of new qualifications. To anyone thinking of enrolling, my advice do it!!! but remember its like anything you have to do it to get the benefit of it. I did and i am so glad i did. Thank you all again for being so great, helpful and accomodating in some really dark times, you have provided me with everything i need to get the career i really want. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
MP
Helpful and knowledgeable
trustpilot rating
Craig was very helpful, he listened to what I wanted to achieve, and helped me select the best course to start me on my path.
IS
Simply best costumer service!
trustpilot rating
I had received the best and the most simplest customer service and my enrollment was professionally done by the lovely Learner Adviser Natalie Dhanda. She had done the process so smoothly and answered my questions with no worries! Will be doing my Bundle course soon and happy to be a student again!
KT
I absolutely love studying with OXBRIDGE
trustpilot rating
I absolutely love studying with Oxbridge. As I work full time and have 3 children I needed a course that I can do while I manage work and family. My tutor is always there to help me if I need help with something or I don't understand a question. He takes no time to email back and marks my assignments on time. I am very pleased and I have my eye on my second course already. Thank you, Oxbridge!
S
Fantastic customer service
trustpilot rating
I am extremely interested in persuing a career within the Criminolgy sector. I saw a course advertised online which I thought would be ideal to help in furthering my education. However, when I enquired about it further, the gentleman on the phone advised me that this course would not be useful to me. This was because it was more of an detailed insight into forensics and not a pathway into University. I felt a bit deflated but I appreciated the fact that he was honest rather than take money from me for a course he knew wouldn't help me. To my surprise he stayed on the line and took time out to go through other potential options such as an HND and looking at public services. He then emailed me all the links and told me if I ever needed any further help to give him a call. This, I thought was excellent service despite my not enrolling. The gentleman's name was Travis and he truly is a fountain of knowledge. He's polite, professional, charming and a credit to Oxbridge! Thanks again Travis for giving me some hope, all the best.
J
I started my course recently and I have…
trustpilot rating
I started my course recently and I have to say that I am over the moon with the support and customer service that I have received so far! I choose Oxbridge as I really wanted to get back into education but as I have a 4 year old I knew a full time course down the traditional route just wasn’t going to be possible for me. From my initial enquiry, to my enrolment and support from my tutor i have always received 5 star service! I couldn’t be more happier and would definatly recommend them!
C
Highly recommend study with Oxbridge
trustpilot rating
My experience of completing CBT Level 3 through distance learning with Oxbridge was seamless. Training material, eportfolio and tutor support was spot on. I had two tutors during my qualification, both of which were very motivating and reponded quickly with helpful suggestions. I would highly recomend. Thank you.
A
I enrolled with Oxbridge about 10…
trustpilot rating
I enrolled with Oxbridge about 10 months ago and the whole experience from start to finish has been wonderful. My tutor has been so supportive, throughout and anything that I have needed help with has been responded to is such a quick timeframe. Like most people I suppose, I have had some issues with home-schooling, the children in general, working from home and adjusting to the new normal, but Oxbridge have supported me throughout. I know that if I had of gone to college I would not be in the position I am now, don’t get me wrong, you do have to be motivated, but being able to study at your own speed has been amazing. I think I was one of the first to try out the new learning portal, which was easy to navigate and easy to submit my work to. The feedback has always been excellent and encouraging. I am delighted to be able to say I have been able to secure a promotion thanks to the qualification and I think in this uncertain time that’s amazing. The student support team have always been great, and sympathetic to my needs. I have today re-enrolled onto the next level with Kelly, who was absolutely amazing, her knowledge was phenomenal and she really understood my career path and goals so thank you Kelly, I very much appreciate it. She also enrolled me on to some free short courses, they may prove useful in the future if I apply for other roles. Looking forward to getting started (again) and moving onto the next chapter of my learning.
Excellent trustpilot rating 1,383

Are you ready to change your world?

We appreciate being bold is easier said than done. This is why the team at Oxbridge aim to help you feel confident and rest assured in taking your next steps. Our friendly, knowledgeable Learning advisers are always on hand to offer you the best guidance.