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Duration (approx) 500 hours
Qualification Proficiency Award

Become a specialist in Marine Studies and Ecotourism.

  • Gain knowledge of the important principles of ecotourism.
  • Understand marine environments, the different marine life and the ecosystems within which they exist.
  • Be aware of the impact of humans upon marine environments.
  • Learn the operation and management of ecotourism operations and critical considerations such as ethics, legalities, and safety.
  • Start the Proficiency Award in Marine Studies And Ecotourism at any time, and study at your own pace online or by eLearning.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the PROFICIENCY AWARD IN MARINE STUDIES AND ECOTOURISM VTR017

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Would you like to work in ecotourism specialising in marine tours?


This distance learning course enables you to do just that. Learn more about marine creatures and ecotourism in this unique qualification.

  • Drastically increase your job and career prospects by being an expert in marine creatures and ecotourism.
  • Understand the importance principles of ecotourism.
  • Learn more about marine life.
  • Course Duration: 500 hours of self-paced study - there are three 100-hour modules in the course and a 200-hour workplace project/industry experience to complete.
  • Study online or by eLearning - where and when you want to. 


Why Study This Course?
Studying this course gives you a unique opportunity to become a specialist in marine ecotourism.  

  • Become an expert in your field.
  • You can start at any time to suit you, so what’s stopping you?
  • Enrol today and get started on the journey to becoming a marine ecotourism expert.


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Meet some of our academics

Alison Pearce (animal)B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Masters Degree in Ecotourism. P.G.Cert. Ed. (Science). Alison's first job was in 1982 as a stockwoman, working with pigs in Yorkshire. Within a few years she of that she was working for the University of Western Australia as a Research Technician and instructor with their school of Agricultural Science.In 1989 she moved to Melbourne University as Unit Manager and Instructor in Animal Husbandry. By the mid 1990's she moved back to England to work in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing at Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture. Throughout her career, Alison has developed and delivered courses in veterinary nursing and animal sciences for vocational colleges and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Australia. She has built a high level of expertise and an outstanding international reputation as an expert in animal sciences.
Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.

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