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Coastal Wildlife

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.

Available Dates:

We have 1 upcoming course

11 May 2015
(Mondays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
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Mondays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
2 fortnightly meetings and 3 field trips
plus 1 Field Trip
Dr Rupert Perkins
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
£147.00 (Concessionary Fee £118.00)
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The course aims to cover ecology and identification of wildlife in typical coastal habitats during Spring migration, butterfly and dragonfly emergence and orchid flowering. The field trips will cover the range of wildlife at the coastal sites of Kenfig, Merthyr Mawr and the Ogmore Estuary.

The course consists of 2 indoor evening sessions and three field trips.

The arrangements for the field trips on weekend days, between early May and mid-June, will need to be flexible to allow for weather demands for the visits.

Who is this course for?

The course aims to cover ecology and identification of wildlife in typical coastal habitats.

Learning and Teaching

Lectures and discussions (6 hours), plus field visits (14 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 ringing the Centre 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 the Centre 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.