DofE Three Month Skills Section Course: Tropical Fish Appreciation and Aquarium Keeping
and Aquarium Keeping
It’s estimated that 10% of UK households keep fish – either tropical or cold-water varieties.
It’s easy to see why when you begin to learn about the fascinating world of fish.
Successful aquarium keeping requires planning and dedication. Just the same as taking care of any household pet!
In this three-month course, you will understand the origins of keeping fish at home, understand the types of fish, and find out how aquariums are set up and the benefits of keeping fish. It’s a very exciting skill, and who knows, you may even start a life-long interest in the study of fish! The full name for someone who studies fish is an ‘Ichthyologist’!
Or even an ‘Aquarist’! The name for someone who keeps fish in an aquarium or pond.
At the end of the course, you will receive your U:Bee Completion Certificate and Assessor’s Report ready for you to complete the Skills Section of your DofE.
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in fish, the natural world, and nature.
HOW DOES THIS COURSE HELP ANYONE WORKING TO ACHIEVE THEIR BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD?
The course is provided by U:Bee Online who is a licensed Skills Section Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This means the courses we offer can fulfil all the requirements of the skills section at Bronze, Silver or Gold Level. Choose the correct length of course you need from our selection of three- or six-month-long courses.
Please use our online message service on our website if you need to ask us any questions about the courses.
HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?
The course material is delivered over a three-month period into your online U:Bee Learners Dashboard. The course material is informative and encourages you to do your own personal research and practice. You will also be encouraged to listen to the U:Bee #BeTheBestYouCanBe Podcast and read the U:Bee online magazine, BUZZ.
WILL I RECEIVE THE INFORMATION I NEED FOR MY e-DofE?
Yes! When you enrol for the course you will be provided with all the information you need to complete your e-DofE. On completion, you will be given an Assessor’s Report and a Completion Certificate.
Remember – U:Bee Online is a licensed AAP, so the courses meet the high-quality standards required by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award BUT you should always check with your Leader or Teacher that they are happy with your choice.
WHEN CAN I START?
Today! As soon as you enrol you can begin your skills section.
WILL I NEED TO SPEND MORE MONEY TO FINISH THIS COURSE?
You can finish the course and not spend any extra money. We give you lots of ideas about where to find free information and resources.
DO I NEED PERMISSION TO START THIS COURSE?
If you are 16+years, No! If you are under 16, Yes! You must be 13+years to take part in U:Bee Online Courses. Your parent or responsible adult will have to tick to say they agree to you doing the course if you need the permission of an adult.
CAN I CONTACT YOU? I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION
We’d love to hear from you. You may find the answer on the FAQ page at www.ubee.org.uk but if not…….either email us at [email protected] OR use the LiveChat facility on our website
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