Mycology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

With over 144,000 species of fungi living in any environment where there are organic substances, water, air and a suitable temperature, their study is no small subject.

The Mycology Diploma Course provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of fungi – their biology, biochemical properties and genetics, as well as their interactions with human beings and the ways in which they can contribute to our health and produce diseases.

The course begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of mycology, its main subfields, the main roles of mycologists, and how mycology relates to other areas.

The course will talk you through the classification of the main four divisions of fungi. We’ll explore the characteristics of microscopic fungi and the groups of macroscopic fungi – looking at their morphology, distribution, roles, and symbiotic relationships with other organisms. We’ll also look at how both microscopic and macroscopic fungi reproduce and grow in nature, as well as the methods and equipment used to grow fungi in a laboratory.

We’ll take an in-depth look at the role of fungi in various areas: medicine, environment, and industrial. We’ll also consider recent advancements in mycology and the most useful and practical applications of fungi.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of mycology and the role of mycologists
  • Become familiar with the classifications of fungi
  • Learn about microscopic and macroscopic fungi
  • Discover the various roles and applications of fungi
Closeup of an Amanita Muscaria (Fly Agaric Mushroom)

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is a Fungus?
  • Part 2: Subdisciplines of Mycology
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Classification Methods
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Characteristics of Microscopic Fungi
  • Part 2: Nutrition
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Characteristics of Macroscopic Fungi
  • Part 2: Uses of Macroscopic Fungi
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Fungal Biogeography and Richness
  • Part 2: Ecological Roles of Fungi
  • Part 3: Biotic Interactions
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Isolation, Culture, and Growth
  • Part 2: Fungi Identification
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: History
  • Part 2: Transmission of Fungi
  • Part 3: Mycoses in Domestic Animals
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Environmental Mycology?
  • Part 2: Novel Techniques in Environmental Mycology
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Industrial Mycology I
  • Part 2: Industrial Mycology II
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Mycology as a Priority Discipline
  • Part 2: Other Scientific Uses
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Fungi Kingdom is larger than you may expect and the work of a mycologist, more varied. The Mycology Diploma Course will give you insight into this world, whether you intend to take your studies further or would simply like to better understand the unique life forms that inhabit the natural world.

Fungi on a forest floor
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The Mycology 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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