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Earth Science Diploma Course

online certified and accredited course with tutor support

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Offer ends 15 August 2091
Study method
Online, self-paced
150 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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10 Modules

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150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


We may not consider it every day but the Earth is an incredible place. Look in any direction within nature and, whilst we enjoy the landscape, countless processes explain what lies before us.

Earth science, also known as geoscience, is a collective field of studies that strive to understand the Earth, its waters, and atmosphere. Look up to the sky and atmospheric science tells us how clouds are formed, dive underwater and oceanography teaches us about the marine organisms you may encounter, climb a mountain and geology will inform you about how it got there.

This course is your introduction to Earth science and its subfields: geology, geophysics, glaciology, volcanology, hydrology and oceanography, atmospheric science, and geochemistry.

You’ll learn about Earth’s geological structure, how the planet’s physical and chemical processes are studied through geophysics and geochemistry, and its atmospheric processes through atmospheric science.

Glaciology will teach you about the different types of glaciers and how they form and move, whilst volcanology explores types of volcanoes and their associated processes, and hydrology and oceanography delve deep into rivers, ocean currents and more.

The course also looks at some of the important applications of Earth science and how it is making a difference.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain an overview of Earth science
  • Learn about each of its subfields
  • Understand some of its practical applications
  • Get to know your planet better

Who is this course for?

This course is for the curious. If you find yourself looking around and are fascinated by the world, you’ll love the Earth Science Diploma Course.

The course is designed to give you an overview of Earth science and introduce you to its subfields of study, so that you may understand the world better. You may even find yourself interested in a particular field of Earth science and take your studies further through online or formal education.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.