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What Will You Learn?

So much more than maps, rivers and physical features, while the vast and fascinating subject of geography does incorporate surface descriptions of Earth, it also studies human relationships and distributions.

Human populations, cultural identities, political organisations, agriculture, industrialisation and their overall development compose complex aspects to geographic studies of our planet. In this course, we will cover many of these aspects to provide a well-rounded introduction to the field of geography.

The Geography Diploma Course provides a broad introduction into the complex world of geography. You’ll explore the Earth’s physical components to understand relative geographical processes that encompass surface features such as mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, oceans, and various environmental biomes. You’ll also discover the implications of human interactions within those environments to establish our own understanding of the natural world.

Studying this course will enable you to define and distinguish various geographical concepts including techniques, historical significance, physical components, human ideologies, and environmental implications. You will learn how geography has changed over time to accommodate shifting human societal structures as a result of agriculture, industrialization, and urbanization.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand geography’s basic disciplines and development
  • Explore various tools and techniques used by geographers throughout history
  • Be able to describe the physical characteristics of Earth’s environment
  • Be able to distinguish physical marine and freshwater geographic concepts
  • Explore and differentiate terrestrial, marine, and freshwater biomes
  • Understand patterns and changes to human populations
  • Explore the historical development of agriculture, and understand associated relationships between people and the environment
  • Explore the effects of industrialization
  • Understand the geographic significance of political and economic complexities
  • Understand the geographical significance of cultural influences
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Origins and History of Geography
  • Part 2: Modern Geography
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Instruments and Maps
  • Part 2: Modelling
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Earth
  • Part 2: Continents
  • Part 3: Islands
  • Part 4: Mountains and Valleys
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Oceans
  • Part 2: Rivers
  • Part 3: Lakes
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Terrestrial Biomes
  • Part 2: Marine Biomes
  • Part 3: Freshwater Biomes
  • Part 4: Human Influence
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Historical Geography
  • Part 2: Population Growth
  • Part 3: Migrations
  • Part 4: Current Distributions
  • Part 5: Current Shifts
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Agricultural Geography
  • Part 2: Types of Agriculture
  • Part 3: Modern Agriculture
  • Part 4: Environmental Impacts
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: History of Industrialisation
  • Part 2: Geographic Effects
  • Part 3: The Globe
  • Part 4: The Rise of Cities
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Politics?
  • Part 2: Types of Politics
  • Part 3: Political Values
  • Part 4: Conflicts
  • Part 5: Political Geography
  • Part 6: Economic Development
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Geographical Significance
  • Part 2: Examples of Cultural Landscapes
  • Part 3: What is Culture?
  • Part 4: Evolution of Cultural Geography and Cultural Conflicts
  • Part 5: Cultural Mixing
  • Part 6: Globalisation
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Geography Diploma Course will benefit anyone who has the desire to understand the unique and complex relationships between humans and the environment. It’s perfect if you’d like to understand the events that have contributed to Earth’s environmental changes and current geographic solutions. Complete this course, and you’ll understand many natural processes, human interactions, and environmental implications; which will greatly benefit your future as an informed member of society.

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Accreditations

The Geography Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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