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Birds of Marine and Freshwater Habitats

Level 4, 10 Credits.

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This course is aimed at beginners and those with intermediate knowledge of birds and other wildlife of aquatic habitats. We will focus mainly on birds, their identification and ecology, and how they interact with the areas they inhabit using a combination of class-based sessions and weekend field trips to local sites such as Cardiff Bay and Cosmeston Country Park, Llangedfedd Reservoir and Newport Wetlands.

The course consists of 5 indoor evening sessions, plus 2 field trips on Saturdays 12th and 26th November 2016.

Who is this course for?

The course aims to cover ecology and identification of birds and other wildlife of aquatic habitats.

Learning and Teaching

Lectures and discussions (10 hours), plus field visits (10 hours).

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

To be provided by the tutor.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by contacting us on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact us on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.