Anatomy and Physiology Level 3

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Qualification: Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 Award

Certificate of Achievement provided by: ABC- QLS Awards

Support: 12 months

UCAS Points: No

Estimated Study Time: 90 hours



Paying in Full: £320

Paying in Stages: Your first payment will be £60, then a direct debit will be set up for six monthly payments of £50. Only available to students with a UK bank account. 



Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 is aimed towards students looking to those seeking employment in a career that requires a good level of knowledge of the human anatomy. For example roles in Complementary Healthcare, those looking to begin training as a nurse or a health care assistant.


Support is provided for up to 12 months but it is entirely up to you how quickly you work through the course. The estimated study time is 90 hours so if you average around 5 hours a week study you would complete in 5-6 months. 

The Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 course can be studied online or via a paper version. The paper version is delivered hard copy in folders. This is yours to keep so you can write on it, make notes etc. The online version is a fully digitised version of the paper course and can be studied on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

Support is provided throughout the course via a tutor who can be emailed at any time should you come across anything you are unsure of. There is also a support team by telephone.

Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 is split into nine units. At the end of each unit you will complete an assignment which you will email to your tutor. An assignment is a set of questions based upon the unit you have just studied. Your tutor will mark your work and give you feedback. If there are any areas for improvements or anything that you have misunderstood you will always have the opportunity to re-submit.

The good news is there are no exams! Once you have completed all the assignments you complete the course.


There are no entry requirements.


Unit 1: Chemistry of Life

  • The movement of molecules
  • Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Active Transport
  • Biological Chemicals
  • Enzymes
  • Inhibitors
  • Carbohydrates
  • Disaccharides
  • Polysaccharides
  • Glycogen
  • Carbohydrate digestion
  • Atomic Structure

Unit 2: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

  • What is Blood?
  • Red Cells
  • White Cells
  • Plasma
  • Blood Platelets
  • Blood Groups
  • The Circulatory System
  • Blood Vessels
  • Arteries
  • Veins
  • Capillaries
  • The Heart
  • The Lymphatic System

Unit 3: The Endocrine System

  • Hypothalamus
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Pancreas
  • Ovaries/Testes
  • Pineal and Thymus glands
  • Function of the Endocrine System

Unit 4: The Skeletal and Muscular Systems

  • The Skeleton
  • Bone structure
  • Bone tissue
  • Joints
  • Classification of joints
  • Muscles
  • Muscular Structure - Face, Head and Neck
  • Muscular Structure - Shoulders
  • Muscular Structure - Lower Arms
  • Muscular Structure - Thigh
  • Muscular Structure - Lower Leg
  • Muscular Structure - Trunk Posture
  • Lifting
  • Keeping Muscles in Good Condition

Unit 5: Respiratory System

  • Upper Respiratory System
  • Lower Respiratory System
  • Structure and Functions of the Respiratory System
  • Lung Capacities
  • Breathing In - Inspiration
  • Breathing Out - Expiration
  • Breathing Rate
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonoconiosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Smoking

Unit 6: Digestion and Excretion

  • Digestion in the Mouth
  • Teeth
  • Saliva
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Large Intestine
  • Secretions and Additional Organs
  • Excretion
  • The Kidney Machine

Unit 7: Reproduction

  • Female Reproductive System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Life Cycle Development
  • Family Planning and Contraception
  • Rhythm method
  • The Pill
  • Diaphragm
  • Condom
  • IUD
  • Sterilisation

Unit 8: The Nervous System

  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System and Nerves
  • Function of the Nervous System
  • Life Cycle Developments

Unit 9: The Integumentary System

  • Skin
  • Nails
  • Hair



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 components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners and/or employers requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14: all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual/CCEA/Qualification Wales

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