Marine & Natural Environment

Cornwall has the longest coastline of any English county along with countless in this section Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and marine conservation zones.

As well as being passionate advocates of sustainability, The Cornwall College Group is rapidly positioning itself at the forefront of education and training in wildlife and conservation. Whether you are looking to train as a marine scientist or zoologist you will learn from lecturers who are experts in this field as well as benefiting from the insights of industry professionals.

Cornwall’s has a vibrant conservation community to match the surroundings, and your passion for the sea will be in good company. Students can take their pick of what to get involved in, benefiting from our strong ties with likeminded groups, charities and businesses such as Blue Reef Aquarium, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Newquay Marine Group, British Divers Marine Life Rescue and many more.

Because of the wide-reaching courses we offer across our campuses, we have courses at all levels to suit your #GenerationRestoration journey. With level 2 and 3 diplomas in marine biology at Falmouth Marine School through to unique degree courses and apprenticeships at Newquay University Centre or masters degree at Eden Project learning.

If your chosen path is more sports orientated, we can take your sporting journey to the next level with our range of qualifications, training and amazing facilities. From watersports instructor diplomas at Falmouth Marine School to FdSc Surf science and BSc Marine sports science at Newquay University Centre our dynamic watersports courses will prepare you for a career in the industry, making them ideal for anyone with a passion for being outdoors.

Featured courses in Marine & Natural Environment

Marine Conservation Diploma

16-19 Adult
  • Location - Falmouth Marine School
  • Duration - 2 Years   |   Full-time
  • Level - Level 3
  • Available Starts - 21/09/2023
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FdSc Surf Science degree

University
  • Location - Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
  • Duration - 2 Years   |   Full-time
  • Level - Level 5
  • Available Starts - 26/09/2023
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FdSc Marine Biology with Oceanography degree

University
  • Location - Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
  • Duration - Up to 5 days per week for 2 years   |   Full-time
  • Level - Level 5
  • Available Starts - 25/09/2023
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FdSc Marine Biology with Conservation degree

University
  • Location - Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
  • Duration - 2 Years   |   Full-time
  • Level - Level 5
  • Available Starts - 25/09/2023
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