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Physics for Beginners Diploma Course

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150 hours · Self-paced
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The study of the secrets of the universe. With its goal of enlightening humanity about the mechanics of the universe, physics is one of the most fascinating disciplines you can hope to learn about.

Although a complex subject, the Physics for Beginners Diploma Course provides information that is complex enough that you will feel you have learned a significant amount, but you won’t require any prior knowledge to embark on the course.



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The course begins by introducing the main principles of physics. From there, we’ll learn about the metrics of bodies in motion, how to calculate vectors, the three laws of Isaac Newton, and how we define and quantify forces. We’ll gain an understanding of how acceleration and other factors work in a uniform circular motion and discover Kepler’s Laws about planets and their orbits.

The Physics for Beginners Diploma Course explains momentum and collisions, as you discover how energy and objects respond to different types of physical interactions, followed by a look at the various forms of energy. We’ll examine harmonic motion and equilibrium and consider the forces at work in rotational motion.

We’ll learn the fundamental electrical principles – gaining an understanding of DC circuits, current, voltage, and various laws governing electricity. You’ll also improve your knowledge of waves, including sound and electromagnetic waves. You will also find out more about radiation energy as it relates to waves and other concepts.

The course concludes with an exploration of the application of physics in the real world.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn about the metrics of bodies in motion and quantifying forces
  • Understand uniform circular motion
  • Become familiar with momentum, collisions, harmonic motion, equilibrium, and rotational motion
  • Learn the fundamentals of electrical principles
  • Improve your knowledge of waves, including sound and electromagnetic waves
  • Discover radiation energy
  • Explore the application of physics in the real world

Who is this course for?

The Physics for Beginners Diploma Course is for the curious; those who are discontented in merely accepting the universe for the way it is and wish to understand why and how it is.

Whether to scratch the itch of curiosity, engage in a hobby or lay the foundations for further education, this course will give you a taste of this fascinating topic and a basis to build upon with the study of physics’ higher concepts.


There are no prerequisites, just an eagerness to learn and an internet connection.

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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.

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.