Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Marine Studies and Ecotourism

Course CodeVTR018
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)1000 hours
QualificationFoundation Diploma

Work in Ecotourism and marine wildlife

If it is a dream of yours to work in ecotourism. If the 9 - 5 grind does not appeal to you, why not open up your job and career opportunities and work in marine ecotourism? This niche qualification enables you to become an expert in marine studies AND ecotourism. Take ten 100 hour modules such as Marine Studies, Ecotourism Management and Tour Guide, Adventure Tourism and much more.

This is course is suitable for anyone who wants to do something different and is adventurous enough to try.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Marine Studies and Ecotourism.
 Ecotour Management BTR101
 Marine Studies I BEN103
 Marine Studies II BEN203
 Adventure Tourism BTR302
 Ecotourism Tour Guide Course BTR301
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 8 modules.
 Business Operations VBS006
 Marketing Foundations VBS109
 Aquaculture -Marine BAG220
 Event Management BRE209
 Fish Farming & Aquaculture BAG211
 Hotel Management BTR202
 Wildlife Conservation BEN206
 Wildlife Management BEN205

Note that each module in the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Marine Studies and Ecotourism is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

How the Foundation Diploma is Assessed

The Foundation Diploma requires approximately 1000 hours of study. It is made up of ten 100 hour modules.

To pass the course –


  1. Pass all assignments on the ten 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass ten examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.
What Next?

This course will provide you with exciting opportunities within the field of wildlife tourism. This is a niche qualification enabling you to be an expert in marine wildlife, which you can then pass on to interested tourists. Adventure tourism and wildlife tourism is a growing field and it is important to be ethical in your work.  Open new opportunities for work and adventure with this foundation diploma in marine studies and ecotourism.


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