Anatomy & Physiology Level 3


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Level 3


80 Hours

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology so that you can embark on a career in the fitness, care or physiotherapy sector or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

Anatomy is the science which deals with the description of the structure of cells, tissues, organs and organisms. 

Physiology is the science which deals with the study of the function of cells, tissues, organs and organisms, which tries to explain with the application of physics and chemistry.  Anatomy is the study of the structures of body parts and their relationships to one another. Physiology is the study of the functions of the body.

The Distance Learning Anatomy and Physiology course will cover a comprehensive range of topics, teaching students about the structure and function of the various systems in the human body.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

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Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Paper £369.00 Nil £369.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £216.00 £56.50 X 4 months £442.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £110.50 £110.50 X 3 months £442.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.


Unit 1: Definition and Terms

  • Definitions
  • Directional terms
  • Anatomical regional terms
  • Body planes 

Unit 2: Structural Organisation

  • Chemistry
  • The cell
  • Cell structure
  • Tissues
  • Nervous tissue
  • Functions
  • Cell diversity
  • Connective tissue
  • Membranes

Unit 3: Integumentary System

  • The skin
  • Temperature control
  • Sensitivity
  • Epidermis
  • Dermis
  • Nails
  • Hair

Unit 4: The Locomotive System

  • Skeletal systems
  • Bones
  • The skull
  • Joints
  • The vertebral column
  • Muscular system
  • Muscle tone
  • Muscle actions

Unit 5: The Nervous System

  • Sections of the brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Nerve cells
  • Nerve impulses

Unit 6: The Respiratory System

  • Nasal passage
  • Functions
  • How breathing works
  • Internal respiration
  • Olfactory system

Unit 7: The Cardiovascular System

  • The heart
  • The journey of blood
  • Arteries
  • Veins
  • Capillaries 

Unit 8: The Immune System

  • The Innate Immune System
  • The Adaptive Immune System

Unit 9: The Digestive System

  • The structure of the digestive system
  • The mouth
  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small and large intestine

Unit 10: The Endocrine System

  • Hormones
  • Glands
  • Functions 

Unit 11: The Reproductive System

  • The female reproductive system
  • The male reproductive system
  • Pregnancy

Unit 12: The Renal System 

  • Kidneys
  • Ureters
  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Filtration and urine production
Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).

The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.


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