DofE Three Month Skills Section Course: Tropical Fish Appreciation and Aquarium Keeping

It’s estimated that 10% of UK households keep fish – either tropical or coldwater 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, 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 your to complete the Skills Section of your DofE.
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in fish, the natural world and nature.
Tropical Fish swimming in coral

Reviews From DofE Participants

who chose Tropical Fish Appreciation for their Skills Section

"I enjoyed learning about the different species of fish. The key things I learned was how to correctly set up a fish tank, and what fish are most suitable"

Z.W Silver DofE Award Participant

"I enjoyed the information on how to set up an aquarium and I also learned about different species of tropical fish"

I.E. Bronze DofE Award Participant

"I enjoyed this course because i got to learn how to care for fish better witch has also greatly expanded my knowledge on fish keeping. i have learnt what fish to keep in my tank and how some fish are not suitable to live with each over"

A.D. Silver DofE Award Participant

"It was very informative, educational yet fun & interesting. I have learnt many new things about fish and different species"

L.T. Bronze DofE Award Participant

"It inspired me to get my own fish and fish tank which I have been taking care of"

N.G. Bronze DofE Award Participant

Do You Need to Know Your Assessor's Name and Contact Details?

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If you choose this subject for your Skills Section you will receive a detailed email when joining U:Bee Online but if your teacher or Leader needs details of the Assessor, please email us at [email protected] stating which course you are interested in and we will email you back with all the details you need.

U:Bee Course Price £29

Includes Three Months of Content in Your U:Bee Dashboard, Free and Low Cost Ideas to Develop Your Skills, Bonus Study Material, Weekly Podcast, BUZZ Online Magazine, U:Bee Verifiable Completion Certificate and Assessor's Report

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This course meets the standards needed to successfully complete the three month Skills Section of your DofE. If you are completing your Gold Award, please email us for advice about your Skills Section and U:Bee Online.

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Delivered weekly over three months straight to your U:Bee Learner's Dashboard, you will be able to learn, enjoy and practice your new skills.
These are the skills that could help you achieve more: start life-long interests, lead to careers or become your new hobby!
With easy and informative new content delivered to you every week, you'll soon see why U:Bee Online an help you 'be the best you can be'!
Your U:Bee Completion Certificate and Assessor's Report are proof of your achievements

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