Introduction to Biodiversity

Develop a deeper awareness of the issues surrounding biodiversity in this online course.

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Course details

Course duration:

4 hours (4 weeks course access)

Assessment & awards:

Upon completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Method of Study

Online, part-time

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

This course provides learners with an introduction to biodiversity. Learners will develop a broad awareness of what biodiversity is, the current state of biodiversity in Ireland today and explore some of the positive actions that we can take to improve biodiversity.  

With industry-developed learning materials, this course will enable you to understand the impact of your workplace on biodiversity and how you can support biodiversity, irrespective of your position or level.

This short course, containing approximately four hours of content that you can complete over four weeks, is a blend of online self-study with an instructor-led live workshop. 

The course includes the following engaging and interactive online learning modules:

  • Introduction to Biodiversity ​
  • Overview of Biodiversity in Ireland 
  • Taking Positive Actions for Biodiversity​

Additionally, a 90-minute instructor-led live workshop will allow participants the opportunity to discuss key biodiversity topics and look at the practical impact of biodiversity on individuals and businesses.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of biodiversity.​
  • Demonstrate a deeper awareness of key biodiversity topics. 
  • Understand the broader requirements for businesses and their actions related to biodiversity. 

How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

How long does the course last?

This course has four hours of course content. You have 4 weeks in which to complete this course at your own pace.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is 20FIFTY Partners, and you're learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time or reach out 20FIFTY Partners directly at

Does the course have prerequisites? 

This course has no prior knowledge requirements and is suitable for anyone interested in developing expertise in project management.

Does this course have tutor support?

This course is supported by an online tutor who you will meet for a live workshop during the course.

What is the exam like on this course?

There is a knowledge assessment for you to take once you have completed your course learning Upon completion of this assessment, you will be provided with a Certificate of Completion upon your successful completion of all course content.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11) or MacOS (the most recent version is Sonoma).

No specific software is required for this course.