ABC Awards-Endorsed Level 5 Diploma | Advanced Audiovisual Lessons | Exam & Full Tutor Support | 150 CPD Points

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380 hours
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150 CPD hours / points
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Our Microbiology Diploma is endorsed by the leading national awarding organisation ABC Awards, ensuring your newly-acquired skills will enhance your professional development. The Microbiology Diploma is also accredited by CPD, with 150 CPD points available to you as proof of your achievement.

Learn to become a skilled and valued scientist by taking this comprehensive Microbiology course that has been specially created by One Education. Become proficient in the study of microorganisms and learn many appropriate sub-disciplines in the battle against bacteria and harmful viruses. By signing up today, you could be making ground-breaking discoveries tomorrow.

Microbiologists are at the forefront of critical research, and you can become one of these elite individuals by allowing us to teach you the skills needed. With our help, you’ll gain knowledge of virology, bacteriology, immunology, and parasitology. It’s never been a more critical profession, and you can step on this career ladder right now.

When you enrol in this Microbiology course, you’ll instantly be tutored in principles of this science and its incredible importance in today’s society. You’ll be given exposure to cell structures, learn the basics of chemical metabolisms, and explore microbial diversity. It will also introduce you to Viruses, Viroid’s, and Prions, along with Human contagions and inducing immunities. Progression in the course will provide additional information on Vaccines and Antimicrobial Agent, and the potential for finding work in Food Microbiology and other commercial industries. Play your part in protecting the future and register for this fascinating learning experience today.

What Will I Learn from this Microbiology Diploma?

  • Learn the fundamental basics of Microbiology and its purpose in health and business
  • Understand the science behind cell structure and organisation
  • Gain awareness of the chemical metabolism cycle
  • Discover the theories of Microbial diversity
  • Acquire full knowledge of the life cycle of viruses
  • Know how microbes interact with the human body
  • Be able to contribute to the immunity process in plants, animals, and humans
  • Become skilled in vaccination research

Why People Enrol this Microbiology From One Education:

  • Receive an ABC Awards-endorsed certificate upon successful completion of the Microbiology Diploma
  • Learning materials of our Microbiology Diploma contains engaging voiceover and visual elements for your comfort
  • Get 24/7 access to all Microbiology Diploma course content for a full year
  • Complete the Microbiology Diploma at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum Of The Microbiology Diploma

Here is a detailed course curriculum breakdown of the Microbiology Diploma

Module 1 - Introduction to Microbiology

  • What Is Microbiology?
  • Why Is Microbiology Important?
  • How Do We Know? Microbiology in Perspective: To the Golden Age and Beyond
  • Light Microscopy
  • Electron Microscopy

Module 2 – Cell Structure and Organisation

  • Two Fundamentally Different Types of Cell
  • Prokaryotic Cells
  • Eukaryotic Cells

Module 3 – The Chemical Metabolism

  • The Metabolism Cycle
  • Catabolic and Anabolic Reactions
  • Oxidation-Reduction

Module 4 - Microbial Growth Controlling

  • Chemical Requirements for Microbial Growth
  • Culture Media
  • Phases of Growth

Module 5 – Microbial Diversity: Prokaryote Diversity

  • A Few Words About Classification
  • Domain: Archaea
  • Domain: Bacteria

Module 6 – Microbial Diversity: Eukaryote Diversity

  • The Fungi
  • The Protista
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 7 – Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

  • What Are Viruses?
  • Viral Structure
  • Plant Viruses

Module 8 – Interactions between Microbes and Humans

  • The Human Host
  • The Progress of an Infection
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections

Module 9 – Human Microbial Diseases

  • Bacterial Diseases in Humans
  • Viral Diseases in Humans
  • Parasitic Diseases in Human

Module 10 – Immunity

  • What Is Immunity?
  • Types of Immunity
  • A Closer Look at Antigens

Module 11 – Vaccines and Antimicrobial Agents

  • What Is a Vaccine?
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 12 – Microorganisms in the Environment

  • The Carbon Cycle
  • The Nitrogen Cycle
  • The Sulphur Cycle

Module 13 – Industrial and Food Microbiology

  • Microorganisms and Food
  • Microorganisms in the Production of Biochemicals
  • Products Derived from Genetically Engineered Microorganisms

How is the Microbiology Diploma assessed?

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 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 claim a recognised and professional certificate endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards. ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality License Scheme is a respected global brand name in the education sector.


Endorsed Certification from ABC Awards

After successfully completing the Microbiology Diploma, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new qualification. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this Microbiology Diploma, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.

Who is this course for?

This Microbiology Diploma is ideal for

  • Students
  • Recent graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anyone interested in microbiology
  • People already working in the fields relevant to microbiology and want to polish their knowledge and skill.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Microbiology Diploma. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The Microbiology Diploma is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

This Microbiology Diploma will help you procure a job in the relevant field and will allow you to advance your career. Many job roles will be available for you to explore after completing this Microbiology Diploma. This also increases your competency to be eligible for promotions at work.

Enrol now and take your career to the next step with One 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.


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