Diploma in Basic Chemistry - Level 3

Accredited by ABC Awards | Assessment included in the Price | Endorsed Certificate & Unit Summery

South London College


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Level 3 Diploma in Basic Chemistry
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Looking for the perfect foundation to further your studies or career aspirations in chemistry? Then this Diploma in Basic Chemistry – Level 3 is all the certification you need to bring your goals to life. This course will extensively cover the basics of chemistry to help you easily grasp the more advanced aspects of it in future. Since chemistry is a part of our daily lives, this course is also ideal if you wish to study more about the environment around you.

This insightful course will relay the fundamentals of basic chemistry such as sub disciples, chemical compounds and molecules. You will get to discover about energy, reaction, acidity, basicity and alkalinity, followed by lectures on the principles of modern chemistry, substances versus mixtures, Phase and bonding. This course will also discuss about PH, its definition and calculations to identify chemicals using them.

Chemistry mainly focuses on the chemicals and chemical reactions around us. Therefore, this course has dedicated a few modules that will educate you on the types of chemicals, main group elements and Lanthanides. This course also considers your health and safety while handling chemicals, which is why the course curriculum will walk you through the laboratory safety practices and methods and the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by South London College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Level 3 Diploma in Basic Chemistry
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What Will I Learn?

  • Learn the fundamentals of Basic Chemistry by learning about sub disciplines, chemical compounds and molecules.
  • Gain insight into principles of modern Chemistry, substances versus mixtures, Phase and bonding.
  • Understand about energy, reaction, acidity, basicity and Alkalinity.
  • Learn about pH definition, measurement and calculations of pH.
  • Understand about strong acids, bases and hard water.
  • Learn about main group elements and Lanthanides.
  • Learn about laboratory Safety practices and methods.
  • Understand what Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1 Introduction-to-Basic-Chemistry

1 Introduction to Basic Chemistry

1.1 Question 1 Assignment Starts Here

Unit 2 Chemistry-Subdisciplines

1 Chemistry Subdisciplines

Unit 3 Commonly-found-Chemical-Types

1 Commonly found Chemical Types Question 14

Unit 4 Principles-of-Modern-Chemistry

1 Principles of Modern Chemistry

  • Principles of Modern Chemistry
  • What is a Compound?

Unit 5 Chemical-Compounds

1 Chemical Compounds

2 Common Water Treatment Chemicals

Unit 6 Substances-versus-Mixtures

Substances versus Mixtures

Unit 7 Understanding-the-Atom

Understanding the Atom Question 30


Unit 8 Molecule-Section

Molecule Section

Unit 9 Phase


Unit 10 Bonding


Unit 11 Energy


Unit 12 Reaction


Unit 13 Acidity-and-Basicity

Acidity and Basicity

Unit 14 pH-Section

pH Section

Unit 15 pH-Definition-and-Measurement

pH Definition and Measurement

Unit 16 Calculations-of-pH

Calculations of pH

Unit 17 Strong-Acids-and-Bases

Strong Acids and Bases

Unit 18 Alkalinity-Section

Alkalinity Section

Unit 19 Alkalinity

Alkalinity (Total)

Unit 20 Hard-Water-Section

Hard Water Section

  • Occurrence of Hard Water
  • Expressing Water Hardness Concentration
  • Types of Water Hardness
  • Objections to Hard Water

Unit 21 Inorganic-Chemical-Section

1 Inorganic Chemical Section Question 124

2 Subdivisions of Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 22 Main-Group-Elements-and-Lanthanides

1 Main Group Elements and Lanthanides

2 Qualitative Theories

Unit 23 Laboratory-Safety-Section

1 Laboratory Safety Section

2 Common Chemistry Glassware

3 Employees' Right to Know

4 Required Information

Unit24 The-Chemical-Hygiene-Plan

1 The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Basic Chemistry – Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). Course Code:QLS-04867

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Chemists
  • Forensic Scientists
  • Anyone interested in learning about basic chemistry


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Chemist - £24,928 per annum
  • Research Chemist - £29,087 per annum
  • Forensic Scientist - £26,832 per annum
  • Chemical Engineer - £32,324 per annum

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