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Do you love animals? Does the prospect of a career spent working with animals excite you?
If so, you’re in luck. Our fantastic Zoology course is endorsed by Focus Awards at Level 3 under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme and has been specifically designed to give students a thorough grounding in this fascinating and stimulating subject.
An in-depth study, the Level 3 Zoology course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure and function of major animal groups (phyla). With a particular focus on levels of organisation, reproduction and development, comparative systems and survey of selected phyla, students enrolled on this course hone a solid comprehension of animals’ form and function.
To make this course as comprehensible and easy to follow as possible, we have divided it into a number of key units.
The first unit includes a useful introduction, which clarifies the definitions and essentials that will prepare you for this exciting and rewarding programme of study. Moving on, you then explore animal development, different types of animals and the care of animals. You’ll cover all of the essentials on this riveting course, so by the time you graduate, you’ve developed and honed a very valuable set of skills and knowledge.
This superb Zoology course has NO set entry requirements. We designed it course to be accessible, so that we could reach as many students as possible to experience what the course offers. As long as you have a reasonable general education (i.e., numerate and literate), and a genuine interest in the subject you are very welcome to apply.
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What Is a Virtual Assistant?
Who Uses a Virtual Assistant and Why?
What Tasks Can a Virtual Assistant Do?
What Skills will a Virtual Assistant Need?
Issues to Consider When Setting up a Home Office
What Organisations Are Available to Virtual Assistants?
3. How to Market Yourself as a Virtual Assistant?
Tips on Where to Market Your Business
How to Write a Marketing Plan
Marketing in Other Countries
4. Starting Your Own Business – Decisions
How to Succeed With Your Business
How to Start Up Your New Business
Getting the Right Mindset
5. Starting a Business From Scratch
Why Start a Business from Scratch?
Buying an Existing Business
Buying a Franchise
6. Recruiting Staff
How to Recruit Staff
The Process in Recruiting
7. Dealing with Staff
Introduction to Dealing with Staff
Training & Development
Health & Safety
8. Fraud & Theft
Protect Your Business: Stop Fraud Before It Starts
Theft of Money
Theft of Inventory or Equipment
Theft of Intellectual Property
9. The Business Plan
Understand the Role of the Business Plan
Reasons for Developing a Business Plan
Identify Sources to Get Help in Developing a Business Plan
Identify the Type of Information to Include in a Business Plan
Prepare an Outline of a Business Plan
10. Customer Care an Introduction
What is Customer Care?
Defining Customer Care
Characteristics of Effective Customer Care
11. Customer Care and the Benefits
Increase in Profits
Customer Loyalty and Long-Term Profitability
Staff Know What is Expected of Them
More Pleasant Work Environment
Customer Integration and Specialisation
12. Considering a Policy & Plan?
Who are Our Current and Potential Customers, Their Characteristics and Needs?
Staff Interfacing with Customers
What Tangible or Intangible Assets Does the Company Currently Have?
Improvements and Additions to Customer Care and Service
13. Customer Care and You
The Right Attitude
Looking and Sounding Right
Having the Right Information
Working with a Team
Answering the Phone
14. Customer Care and Service Plans
Contents of “The Plan”
The Advantages of Planning
Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics
Forecast or Assumptions of Outcomes
A Simple Case on Customer Care Planning
People Make a Plan Work
Current Customer Care and Services
15. Basics of the Internet
How the Internet Works
About the Web
Learning About Viruses
16. Creating a Web Site
Web Site Content
Key Points to Remember
17. Meetings Skills
Why Do We Have Meetings?
Important Things to Know About Meetings
How to Plan a Meeting
How to Run a Meeting
18. Introduction to Conflict Management
What Do Organisations Use Conflict Management For?
Important Things to Know About “Conflict” and “Conflict Management”
How to Identify Signs and Stages of Conflict
How to Build Teamwork and Co-Operation
How to Manage and Resolve Conflict Situations
Outline for a Mediation Session
19. Introduction to Planning
What Do You Use Planning and Evaluation For?
Important Things to Know about Planning and Evaluation
How to Ensure Planning is Useful and Contributes to Effective Results
How to Plan – 8 Basic Planning Steps
20. Introduction to Proof Reading
What is Proof Reading?
Tips on Proof Reading
21. Managing Stress
What is Stress?
Symptoms of Stress
Causes of Stress
How to Reduce Stress
22. Managing Your Time
Managing Time: Step 1
Managing Time: Step 2
23. Small Business Bookkeeping
Three Steps to Keeping Your Books
Bookkeeping Systems, Software and Method
Accounting Terms Every Business Person Should Know
24. Inland Revenue (HMRC) Requirements
What Type of Business Are You?
Registering As Self-Employed
How to Pay Your Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs)
Basic Tax Records You Must Keep
£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month
Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!
Reduced fee of £259
£259 – all inclusive
Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £259 (approx)
£86 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months
The college accepts payment using the following methods:
Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.
It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.
Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.
We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.
Key points for this course:
- This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
- Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
- You have 12 months to complete your course
- You may enrol at any time of the year
- Access available within 24 hours
Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.
All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.