Learning Zone from Geo Supplies
telephone 0114 245 5746   Fax: 0114 240 3405
location 49 Station Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield S35 2XE


Study Geology online at your own pace with expert support

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  • We offer a range of Geology courses aimed at adults and students. Courses are designed to encourage you to find out more about aspects of Earth science.

  • The courses are supported by a forum intended to encourage lively dailogue with others undertaking the same course.

  • You can undertake the online course at your own pace but have the ongoing support of a tutor with comprehsive knowledge and experience of geology.

  • If you are a complete novice and want to know more about geology we recommend our course “Steps towards the rockface” – it’s been tailored to suit your needs.

  • The online courses follow the same syllabus as our face to face courses, the online versions are intended for those unable to join the face to face courses due to location or your availability to attend.

  • View the course details from the links on the right...
Online Learning Courses:
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Introduction to our distance learning courses Autumn 2020

We run two series of distance learning courses, usually commencing in January and September.

Where there's muck Part two - the economic geology of the British Isles
This is Part 2 of a course started in Autumn. Topics include units covering the economically important extractive industries and associated distribution/transport networks featuring Aggregates; Oil and gas; Coal; Limestone; Water and Clays.

Pioneers of British Geology - the science and people behind the discoveries
The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the history of our science and the people who lie behind the discoveries.
We began our look at some of the Pioneers of British Geology, under the title "Time Traveller's Britain" back in 2015. We have augmented this material with a new prologue and also an additional Unit that looks at the work of the female pioneers.

Time Traveller's Britain - A new version of this long established and popular course!
Units include The Isle of Arran; The Jurassic Coast of Dorset & Devon; The Llyn Peninsula; Anglesey; Charnwood Forest; The Isle of Rum.
Dependent upon the course of Covid pandemic,there is every chance that this course may continue beyond the last date shown. If so you will be invited to enrol on the additional sessions at a later date.
The cost of this course is £25.00 per person (or £40.00 for two people studying together). If you would like to have the background materials printed and mailed to you, this is an extra £15.00.

Hot Rocks - Volcanoes, igneous rocks & processes
The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about what lies behind the occurrence of volcanoes and their products.

Steps towards the rock face
Everyone knows at least a little about sedimentary rocks and how they are formed. That said, it’s also an area of geological study that cries out for a comprehensive overview. In 10-weeks this course covers all aspects of sedimentary rocks and the processes that make them. Each Unit covers a different aspect.
Course fee £75.00 (students under-19 £50.00) by email or £100.00 by post. (11-weeks)

General information

  • Have these courses your way! You can have them electronically, by email or Moodle or you can have printed sheets sent by mail.
  • Everyone is invited to a weekly live Zoom meeting for a presentation.
  • Each of these courses except Steps towards the rock face and Time Traveller's costs £40.00 per person electronically, or £60.00 if you’d like printed materials. If you are studying jointly as a couple the cost is just £20.00 extra.
  • All courses are supported by a tutor, who is available online.
  • All of these courses, with the exception of "Steps towards the rock face", will commence week beginning September 21st and run for either 8 or 10 weeks. ("Steps" can be undertaken at any time to suit you.)
  • You can enroll via our online shop or by ringing us on 0114 245 5746.

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