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Geology Online Training

Level 7 Endorsed Advanced Diploma | 180 CPD Points | Exam & Full Tutor Support Included | 24x7 Access

One Education


£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
605 hours
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
180 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This Geology course is designed to assist you to build a solid understanding of geology. You will be taken through the essential geology topics through independent study and given plenty of assessments to measure your progress.

Geology is the study of the Earth, its materials, the structure of those materials, and the processes that act on them. It encompasses the study of species that have lived on our planet in the past. Geology is concerned with the study of how the Earth's materials, structures, processes, and species have evolved over time.

Geologists study the Earth's geological history. The better they grasp Earth's history, the better they can predict how previous events and processes will influence the future.

Learning Outcome

  • Gain knowledge about the geological time-scale and organic evolution of Earth
  • Gain knowledge of plate tectonic theory, the order of different layers of the Earth and the major types of plates of the Earth, as well as the motion of these plates
  • Gain knowledge of plate tectonic theory, the order of different layers of the Earth and the major types of plates of the Earth, as well as the motion of these plates
  • Have an idea of how seismic waves are measured
  • Describe the probing methods to study Earth's internal structure

Meet the Endorsement

The Quality Licence Scheme has been designed specifically to recognise high-quality courses. This Geology course materials are recognised by Quality Licence Scheme (QLS). This ensures the deep research and quality resource allocation behind the development phase of the course. In addition, the QLS certificate enriches your CV and recognises your quality study on the relevant subject.

Meet the Accreditation

CPD Quality Standards (CPD QS) accreditation assure the Geology course training and learning activities are relevant, reliable, and upto date.

Expert Support

Dedicated tutor support and 24/7 customer support are available to all students with this premium quality course.

Key Benefits

  • Learning materials of the Design course contain engaging voiceover and visual elements for your comfort.
  • Get 24/7 access to all content for a full year.
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)



180 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

Course media


Many Earth processes, such as landslides, earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions, can be dangerous to people. Geologists seek to understand these processes well enough to avoid constructing critical buildings in potentially hazardous areas. If geologists can create maps of locations that have already flooded, they can also create maps of areas that may flood in the future. These maps can guide community development and evaluate where flood protection or flood insurance is required.

Our Geology course will help you to learn the basic geological processes, focusing on where, when and why certain rocks and natural resources form on Earth. You'll also explore some of the environmental and sustainability concerns that geologists must address while harvesting and processing these resources.
Course Curriculum:

Here is a curriculum breakdown of the Online Geology Course:

***Online Geology Course***


  • Geology
  • Importance
  • Development
  • the Scientific Method

Solar System

  • OverView
  • the Sun
  • the Moon
  • Terrestrial Planets
  • Jovian Planets
  • Other Solar Bodies

Geologic Time

  • OverView
  • Relative Dating
  • Numerical Dating
  • Fossils
  • The Geologic Time Scale

Inside Earth

  • Earth's Internal Structure
  • Exploration

Plate Tectonics

  • Continental Drift
  • Modern Evidence
  • Earth's Major Plates
  • Motion Drivers
  • Motion Measurement
  • Continental Margins
  • Ocean Floor Features
  • Oceanic Crust Layers
  • Destruction of Oceanic Crust
  • Features of Subduction Zones
  • Mountains
  • Topography


  • OverView
  • Mechanical Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • Spheroidal Weathering
  • Soil

Deserts & Winds

  • Deserts
  • Wind Erosion
  • Wind as a Transporter
  • Wind Deposits


  • Atom
  • Periodic Table
  • Bond-s
  • Minerals
  • Formation
  • Mineral Identification
  • Crystalline Habits

Sedimentary Rocks

  • OverView
  • Detrital Sedimentary Rocks
  • Grain History
  • Chemical Sedimentary Rocks
  • Coal
  • Sedimentary Rocks Identification Table
  • Sediments to Sedimentary Rocks
  • Sedimentary Structures

Metamorphic Rocks

  • Metamorphism
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • Metamorphic Drivers
  • Metamorphic Texture

Igneous Rock

  • Magma
  • Igneous Texture


  • Deformation
  • Deformation Stages
  • Folds
  • Faults & Joints


  • OverView
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Extruded Material
  • Volcanic Landforms
  • Volcanic Hazards

Mass Wasting

  • Overview
  • Types
  • Triggers

Surface Water

  • OverView
  • Hydrologic Cycle
  • Running Water
  • Flow
  • Channels
  • Depositional Landforms
  • Floods

Course Assessment

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score will be displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to order a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Geology course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their achievement. Hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying

  • Within the UK: £129
  • International: £129 + £10 (postal charge) = £139
  • CPD Accredited Certification from One Education

After successfully completing this Geology course, you will qualify for the CPD accredited certificate from One Education. Certification is available in both PDF & hardcopy format, which can be received by paying —

  • PDF Certificate: £9
  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25

Who is this course for?

This Training does not require you to have any prior qualifications or experience.

  • Anybody interested in rock formations.
  • Anybody who wants to know about the importance of geology.
  • Anybody who wants to learn about natural history
  • Anybody with an aspiration for pursuing a career in geology
  • Anyone with a natural curiosity about the world around them


This Geology course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements.

Career path

Participating in this training may lead to potential opportunities for taking a role or working in a position of a:

  • Geoscientist
  • Geotechnician
  • Land Surveyor
  • Cartographer
  • Hydrologist

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M. Kalli Kachalla asked:

Please can do this course in three months time?


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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 Reed Courses, 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.

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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.