Anatomy & Physiology Level 4 Award – Endorsed


    This online Anatomy & Physiology Course (Level 4) offers learners an opportunity to increase or build on any previous knowledge to an advanced level. A great course for already qualified beauty or holistic therapists.

    This distance learning online anatomy & physiology course allows students to complete fully from home to a max of 12 months. If you wish to complete quickly, then you have complete flexibility to do so. 

    Students also have access to a dedicated tutor via email with whom they may correspond with to answer any queries and mark the course assignments.  Learners will gain an understanding of the following topics:

    • Understanding that tissue is a cellular organisational level intermediate between cells and a complete organ
    • Learning about how the lymphatic system carries tissue fluid throughout the body to fight infections and diseases
    • How the endocrine systems are made up of glands and hormones that regulate the body
    • Knowing that the circulatory system consists of heart, blood, and blood vessels
    • Identifying the three types of blood vessels: arteries, veins and capillaries
    • Understand how the cardiovascular system is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients
    • Explore nutrition, digestion and excretion and how these functions work
    • Learning about our reproductive systems
    • Understanding genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms
    • Knowing what muscles are discrete organs, which are constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves
    • Identifying the different types of movements

    Qualification: Anatomy & Physiology Level 4 Award QLS
    Support: 1-year support included
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Endorsed Specification: Certificate of Achievement
    Price: Interest-Free Finance


    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 6 units of study in total as listed below.

    6 tutor marked assignment to complete

    Unit 1: Introduction to Cells and Tissues
    • Characteristics of life
    • Basic chemistry
    • Molecules
    • Cell
    • Cell respiration
    • DNA
    • Cell replication
    • Transcription and translation
    Unit 2: Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Immune Systems
    • The nervous system
    • Types of nerve cell
    • Action potential
    • Synapses and neurotransmitters
    • The central, peripheral and autonomic nerve system
    • The endocrine system
    • Pituitary hormones
    • Endocrine glands, hormones and tissues
    • The lymphatic system
    • Lymph nodes
    • Immunity
    • Antibodies and vaccinations
    Unit 3: Human Circulatory, Cardiac and Respiratory Systems
    • The blood
    • Erythrocyte production and breakdown
    • Platelets and clotting
    • Blood groups and antigens
    • The cardiac system
    • Ventricular systole
    • Ventricular diastole
    • The respiratory system
    Unit 4: Nutrition, Digestion and Excretion
    • The mouth and throat
    • Oesophagus
    • Stomach
    • Small and large intestines
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
    • Digestive enzymes
    • Carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
    • Vitamins and minerals
    • The process of digestion
    Unit 5: Reproduction and Genetics
    • Reproduction research task
    • Genetics and inheritance
    • Haploid and diploid
    • Chromosomes
    • Inheritance and alleles
    Unit 6: Skeletal and Muscular Systems
    • Bones
    • Joints
    • Types of movement
    • Injuries
    • Fractures

    Entry Requirements

    No previous qualifications are required

    Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

    Be aged 16 Years or above
    Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
    Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
    Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
    Have a genuine desire to succeed

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 12 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 80 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 100 Hours

    On average, learners will complete this course within 6 months.

    Qualification Awarded

    ABC Quality License Scheme – Certificate of Achievement

    At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme & is offered in partnership with Open Study College (OSC). This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

    The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by OFQUAL, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and /or employers requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Abc Awards & Cert awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    ABC Awards & Certs Awards have long-established reputations for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards & Certa Awards combine over 180 years of experience combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

    Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards & Certs Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14: all are developed with the support of the relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

    Regulated qualifications refer to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual/CCEA/Qualification Wales

    Study Method

    Select between studying purely online or opt to receive a paper copy of your lessons in the post.

    If you opt for a paper copy:

    Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

    Learners are then able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed directly to their tutor for marking.

    If you opt for the online version:

    You will access your course lessons using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.


    Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor-marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

    There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

    Why UK Open College?

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    ✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
    ✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

    *NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £12 fee per year applies.

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    Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

    Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
    Permanent resident in the UK
    Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
    Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
    Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

    Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

    Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

    Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

    Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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    Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

    *Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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