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Biology at QLS Level 3

Biology at QLS Level 3
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This course is available in Paper format and Online.


Interested in science? Not ready to tackle an A Level? This Level 3 Biology course might be what you need. The course is purely theoretical, so there are no practical exams to worry about – just a series of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). The course would be an ideal preparation for an A Level course, or just for those interested in learning more about the subject.


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Biology at QLS Level 3

Course code: SC02

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3

Biology is an interesting field of scientific study that can lead learners into a variety of exciting fields, such as working with animals, horticultural projects, or even medicine. Our course is broken down into several units which can be seen below, guiding students through a range of interesting topics.



The course is broken down into 8 topics, assessed across 4 TMAS

Topic 1: Biological Molecules

Topic 2: Cells

Topic 3: Organisms Exchange Substances with their Environment

Topic 4: Genetic Information, Variation and Relationships between Organisms

Topic 5: Energy Transfer in and between Organisms

Topic 6: Organisms Respond to Changes in their Internal and External Environments

Topic 7: Genetics, Populations, Evolution and Ecosystems

Topic 8: The Control of Gene Expression

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.


Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.






Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.