Course overview

A hands on course using the tutor’s huge fossil collection. Find out about life on Earth over millions of years and learn how to identify these fossils and interpret how they lived.

Course description

This course will take you through ideas like what is a fossil, how do they get preserved and what evolutionary changes have happened over many millions of years. We start by learning how to ID them, and then investigate how they lived and died by looking at simple observations of the bodies. As well as the fossils there will be amazing video clips and Powerpoints to take you on a few virtual field trips. This course has something for everyone – from those with no knowledge at all, to those who already know a little about fossils. The specimens you will handle are simply amazing!

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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