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Level 3 Diploma in Biology


  • 200h - 1 Year
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Oxford Learning College
6/22 Watergardens, GX11 1AA See in Google maps
Oxford Learning is one of the leading distance education providers in the United Kingdom and internationally, and along with our partners in education, promotes quality home study education world wide. Our online distance learning programmes encompass A-Level and Diploma level courses. As part of your course you will have access to the tutor department who are able to support and mentor you throughout the learning process. Our students come from varied backgrounds, differing levels of education, and every continent in the world. Our courses give you the confidence to achieve your academic goals, and give you new and further knowledge or, as with many of our past students, a new career path. We invite you to take a look at the reviews past students have left, and look forward to welcoming you as an Oxford Learning student soon. Your qualification from Oxford Learning will show your respected and exceptional level of education.


  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop
  • Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
  • Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.


The course is designed to give you a well rounded knowledge of the subject and to give you the ability to carry on your studies at a higher level. At Level 3 you are not required to have any previous knowledge of the subject, as the materials will take you from no previous knowledge up to Level 3. For Level 5/HND subjects you will be required to have studied at Level 3 or above before enrolment.
Suitable for: SUITABLE FOR: This course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the World. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in English.

Course Synopsis
This Quality Assured Level 3 Professional Diploma is awarded by Oxford College to all students who complete the course. The course is designed to appeal to anyone looking to gain a new understanding of the subject area, improve their current knowledge or someone with an interest in the Biology field. It will be useful for students wishing to go onto study the subject further at higher/further education.

This course is based on two approaches:

  • The concept-led approach which includes study of the laws, theories and models of biology, exploring the practical application of these in both knowledge and with reference to everyday life.
  • The context-led approach considers applications of biological knowledge and looks at the underpinning concepts.

This particular course will offer both these approaches in combination, so students will benefit from a 'mixed' approach; this is more appropriate for distance learning students as there is a need for flexibility.

Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material on the student common room. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs:

Reccomended Textbooks
Biology for ASby C.J. Cleg; ISBN 978-0-340-96623-5

Edexcel AS Biology(Student's Book) ISBN 978-1-4058-9632-0

Course Content
The course contains the following modules:

  • Module One - Lifestyle, Health and Risk Part 1
  • Module Two - Lifestyle, Health and Risk Part 2
  • Module Three - Genes and Health
  • Module Four - The Voice of the Genome
  • Module Five - Biodiversity and Natural Resources
  • Module Six - The Wild
  • Module Seven - Infection, Immunity and Forensics
  • Module Eight - Infectious Disease
  • Module Nine - Energy and Exercise
  • Module Ten - Grey Matter

Your tutor will support you with your studies, and is on hand to help answer any questions or queries you may have.

Predicted grades can only be given upon sufficient assignment submissions, and students are encouraged to complete all assignments as they provide valuable revision resources for written examinations and ensure that all topics have been covered.

Hopefully you will enjoy the course and achieve a successful outcome!

Entry Requirements
All students must per 16 years of age and above.

These require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours
Approximately 20 hours per unit

Assessment Method

Final online multiple choice examination.

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.

Level 3 Diploma in Biology

This course is Quality Assured by OLQA

Additional Information
You will receive a certificate from the College. Fees for both are included in the course fee.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

To view the differences between our qualifications, please click HERE

What's Included
All study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department. Certification upon completion. All examination fees.

Course Fee

Payment by Instalments
Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information
These require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.

Level 3 courses which are not examination board accredited can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.

Progression from level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).

Level 3 Diploma
The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.

Please note that included in your course fee is your registration to the On Campus student community, and a licence to print your study materials.

Please note that the licence is for one print only, so please ensure that you have enough paper and ink to print the full course materials if required.

You will require having one of the following packages to access your On Campus area:

  • Windows:Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal Oxford Learning student number via email.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning.


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain a Level 3 Diploma in Biology.

How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to contact@oxfordcollege.ac. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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