Learning Zone from Geo Supplies
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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.

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Introduction to our distance learning courses Autumn 2019

We’re pleased to announce that we will be running three distance learning course commencing in September, with a fourth that’s available at any time.

Yorkshire Geology Autumn 2019
We take a good look at the geology of ‘God’s own county’ beginning with the oldest rocks, the Ingletonian, and then moving forward spending some time on the rocks of the Carboniferous before moving on to the younger rocks of the Permian and Triassic, the Jurassic and the Cretaceous. We peer into the abyss with the mining developments in the Whitby area and take in the Alum and Jet industries of the Yorkshire Coast. Finally we take a look at the most recent Quaternary history of Holderness.

Course fee £75.00 by email or £100.00 by post. (10-weeks)

Time Travellers’ Britain Series 2
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about aspects of the British Isles and its geology. We look at areas as diverse as London, East Anglia, the Hebridean island of Rum and the Shetland Isles. We also look at some of the people of geology, Henry de la Beche, Charles Lapworth and George Barrow.

This is part of a series each are entirely free-standing, there is no need to have undertaken part one. We hope you will be inspired to learn more and join us at a future date for the other parts.

Course fee £75.00 by email or £100.00 by post. (10-weeks)

Steps towards the Rockface
Our popular introductory course for anyone wanting an overview of geology at entry level. The course covers all major aspects of rocks, minerals and fossils, along with information about how the Earth works, geological history and Earth resources. This course can be commenced at any time. (Disregard the dates on the flyer, a repeat of this very successful course).

Course fee £75.00 (students under-19 £50.00) by email or £100.00 by post. (11-weeks)

How the Earth Works – new views of an old planet
We’ve all heard about the theory of Plate Tectonics, but how did we arrive at such a theory? What did we formerly believe about our planet? This course goes back to basics, and looks into the inner workings of the Earth. We begin with the physics and chemistry of the Earth and then go on to look at how we slowly unraveled the story that led to plate tectonics. Finally, we look at the latest developments and the still unanswered questions.

An exciting course that will appeal to a wide audience.

Course fee £75.00 by email or £100.00 by post. (10-weeks)

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